at a speed faster than that of light
The problem of the traveler traveling faster than light is always an interesting one, but it falls into the class of mental gymnastics.
An atomic explosion starting on the surface and propagating downward would hardly develop enough power to drive anything material much, if any, faster than light, and no explosion wave, however violent, can exceed that velocity.
It describes supermen who can become invisible, can travel faster than light, who can take themselves and their entire ship’s company on travels beyond our universe altogether, and after some sixty million years of adventures, arrive back the day before they started.
‘No, no, you asteroid—that’s not it. He went off faster than light itself!’ ‘Eh—what? Faster than light? That can’t be done—’
I knew in my heart all those years that Moleri was there somewhere in the space before my eyes, faster than light, leaving no reflection for my scope to touch.
‘Go to the ant, thou sluggard!’ mightn’t have been such bad advice—if he went to the army ant for the secret of signaling faster than light!
Got that old-style ether-cloud steering for hyper-space travel, though—you know—the one that builds etheric resistance on one bow or the other to turn the ship when she’s traveling faster than light?
Imagine light falling into a savagely steep gravitational well. It won’t accelerate. Light can’t move faster than light. But it can gain in energy, in frequency.
Very likely their interstellar ships went faster than light.
Some of these authors assume there is some way of transmitting a signal faster than light—even instantaneously—over interstellar distances.
Give us a way to send our information faster than light.
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In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.