jump gate n.
Chiefly associated with the US TV series Babylon 5.
The cargo ship, which had followed them through the jump gate, snapped past, decelerating out of translight. The ship, however, did not kick in its sublight retro thrust but continued to race straight in toward the planet at a significant portion of light-speed, a maneuver that was all but suicidal. Which was exactly the intent.
Napoleon Wager i. 16
‘We’re trying to make it back to the jump gate,’ the desperate pilot reported.
Accusations (Babylon 5) 11
But before her ship can leave Babylon 5 space, a Vorlon ship appears out of the jumpgate.
Signs & Portents (Babylon 5) 88
He’d have been absolutely fucking delighted with one that could be traversed with some kind of warp-drive or jumpgates or wormholes or similar fanciful mechanism.
Cosmonaut Keep (2001) 47
The good old days when the worst that could happen to him was to get sucked into a malformed jump gate and crushed by a singularity.
My favorite part is serving on the bridge. I can’t touch anything, but I can watch. I love when we hit the jump gate.
More to Glory in S. Lee & S. Miller Low Port 188
William R. Forstchen, The Napoleon Wager
Research HistoryAlexx Kay submitted a 1997 cite from Jane Killick's "Signs and Portents".
Tall Walt submitted a 1995 cite from Lois Tilton's "Accusations".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 2001 reprint of Ken McLeod's "Cosmonaut Keep".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2003 cite from Patrice Sarath's "More to Glory".
Michael Dolbear submitted a 2003 cite from "Lee Hogan"'s "Enemies".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1993 cite from William R. Forstchen.
We would like cites of any date from other sources, particularly non-Babylon 5 stories. We would also like to check the Babylon 5 script books, which contain earlier drafts of B5 material, and may contain antedatings.
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