at a speed below light-speed
They’d also go sublight, and home on the neutrino emission of his power plant.
They’ll probably stay sub-light, Bracer thought. Not much point in their going back into star drive now. They know that they can whip us without using any fancy tactics. But would it help us to go FTL?
That’s how emergency calls went out: sublight to the transfer point, which launched the pod, and the pod carried only a standard message, plus its originating transfer code.
They’d made the centuries-long voyage sublight, in cryo, only to discover that the original survey had missed a minor point about their new home’s ecosystem.
We’ve detected a ship entering this system and going sublight.
P. Anderson 'A Sun Invisible'
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