‘You fly fast, Elven.’…Elven agreed softly without looking around, and added, ‘FTL’—Meaning Faster Than Light.
They tell me that I’m not actually traveling FTL, it just seems that way.
They'll probably stay sub-light… But would it help us to go FTL?
Okay, toots…you’re on the air. And no matter what, keep talking till we’re ready to go FTL.
Fritz Leiber, in Astounding
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