It’s different in different places and we have to know exactly what it is in order to allow ships to calculate exactly how to jump through hyperspace.
Currents of Space in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 67/2
In another moment the Baltimore would….have to jump back into hyperspace.
Deckplate Blues in Fantastic Universe Mar. 122/2
The vast city stretching beneath the ship meant that hyper-space travel had been achieved. Some time after the Hope had left Earth, it had been discovered how to jump through space without painstakingly covering every inch of the way.
Big Hop in Authentic Science Fiction June 4/1
From Kaph-35 we jumped to Samk-78, from there to Ayin-129 and finally to Sade-138. Most of the jumps were no more than a few hundred light years.
Forever War (1976) 185
First Jump was routine. The transfer point to Murcheson’s Eye was well located. New Caledonia was a magnificent white point source in the moment before MacArthur Jumped. Then Murcheson’s Eye was a wide red glare the size of a baseball held at arm’s length.
Mote in God’s Eye 103
Secondly, we are about to jump into hyperspace for the journey to Barnard’s Star.
Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy vi. 48
The ship was doing about ten ultrajumps per second: jump, recompute and jump again.
Fire upon Deep (1993) 242
She turned to Kim. ‘We had to have done something to trigger this ship to jump. We need to find that trigger.’
Star Trek Voyager: Escape iv. 39
That needed to change, Poe knew, or they would never get the chance to jump to lightspeed.
Force Awakens iv. 55
Isaac Asimov, "The Currents of Space"
Research HistoryMatthew Hoyt submitted a cite from a 1978 reprint of Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War"; Mike Christie verified the cite in a 1976 edition.
Edwdard Bornstein submitted a 1974 cite from Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye".
Tom Whitmore submitted a 1952 cite from Isaac Asimov's "The Currents of Space".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1993 reprint of Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Douglas Adams' "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1979 first edition.
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1991 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon's 1990 "Sassinak".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from Alan Dean Foster's "Force Awakens" novelization.
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