‘You fly fast, Elven.’…Elven agreed softly without looking around, and added, ‘FTL’—Meaning Faster Than Light.
Enchanted Forest in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 111/2
They tell me that I’m not actually traveling FTL, it just seems that way.
Intruder in Venture Science Fiction Magazine Mar. 81/2
They'll probably stay sub-light… But would it help us to go FTL?
We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Mar. 73/2
Okay, toots…you’re on the air. And no matter what, keep talking till we’re ready to go FTL.
Ascending v. 48
Fritz Leiber, in Astounding
Research HistoryKatrina Campbell submitted a cite from a reprint of Richard Meredith's "We All Died At Breakaway Station"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1969 first magazine appearance.
Douglas Winston submitted a 2001 cite from James Alan Gardner's "Ascending".
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