a speed faster than the speed of light
In 1951 quot., used figuratively.
His eyes were sharply surveying every visible inch of the liner, searching for possible sources of danger. His thoughts were rushing at hyperspeed, sifting every possible angle in search of a potential trap.
The dark blob was the battleship Euripides of the Sol Confederation Fleet, and the flicker occurred as it slowed from hyper-speed at the end of its long journey.
The acceleration of a hyperspeed ship would knock my shipmate into complete prostration.
The leap to hyperspeed was smooth, indicating the engineer knew his job.
We can’t use the hyper-speed drive except perhaps once as a demonstration…. The Space Jump is risky; it’s fearfully prodigal of energy and therefore it’s enormously expensive.
Sometime in the last centon…the ship seems to have slipped away. It did have hyperspeed capacity, and we can only suppose that the prisoners somehow managed to wrest control of the vessel.
Do you have any idea how much this will cost to fix? Or how much it’s going to cost us in acceleration and hyper speed until it is?
‘E.K. Jarvis’ (a group pseudonym used by multiple writers; actual author unknown) in Fantastic Adventures
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