superluminal adv.

at a superluminal speed


  • 1990 J. Standish Galactica vs. Enterprise in rec.arts.startrek (Usenet newsgroup) 4 Apr. page image

    Now, how many times have we (the fans of Galatica) said that the Galactica can go superluminal?

  • 1992 L. Shepard Barnacle Bill the Spacer in Asimovโ€™s Science Fiction July 136 page image Lucius Shepard

    Seconds after its disappearance, what looked to be an iridescent crack began to spread across the blackness, reaching from the place where Sojourner had gone superluminal to its point of departure, widening to a fingerโ€™s breadth, then a handโ€™s, and more, like an all-colored piece of lightning hardened into a great jagged sword that was sundering the void.

  • 1996 C. Asaro Primary Inversion 121

    After we went superluminal, speeding up made our length increase and our mass dwindle.

Research requirements

any evidence 1990

Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from a reprint of Lucius Shepard's "Barnacle Bill the Spacer"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1992 first magazine appearance.
Michael Dolbear submitted a 1996 cite from Catherine Asaro's "Primary Inversion".
Jacek Dobrzyniecki submitted a 1990 cite from Usenet.

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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