We're not supposed to know anything about the five-light drive of the Fenachrone, you know.
We're not making much time. Not over six hundred lights, I'd say. But we'll get there.
The ship had only been provisioned to go to Alpha Centauri, scout the system without landing on any of the planets, and return. At ten lights, top speed for the ultradrive, it would take better than three months to get back.
But the top secondary speed of this boat is about 500 lights. The ship is going nearly 2,000: we don’t share that any longer, now when we're out of its drive field.
At .93 lights…the stars become unrecognizable.
Three boneless Spicans do a twining dance of propitiation to while away the slow hours of nine-light travel.
Murray Leinster, 'Planet of Sand'
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