a fusion-powered, slower-than-light space drive
Simple description. Torch drive, duplicator, flying belt. Dolphins’ hands and telepathically operated tools on tractor treads.
By this time, low boost under the torch drive had built up a considerable speed.
Pleiades surged into acceleration as its fusion torch drive lit up.
Larry Niven, 'The Words of Science Fiction'
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