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22nd Nov '16 6:35:29 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Literature/ChildeCycle'' books, which includes ''Dorsai!'', space travel is achieved through a series of jumps, where the ship is annihilated at one spot and reconstituted in another. The jumps not only have to be extensively calculated (the ship must be located absolutely in the universe, and its destination point must also be exactly calculated, to the same degree), the jump itself has a psychological effect on the crew and passengers, so the more often the jump, the greater the psychic shock and the closer the people on board get to insanity. Tranquilizers are made available to help lessen the experience, but cannot nullify it. This is a subplot point in ''Dorsai!'', where the effect is shown during a raid on a planet - something nobody thinks possible.

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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Literature/ChildeCycle'' books, which includes ''Dorsai!'', space travel is achieved through a series of jumps, where the ship is annihilated at one spot and reconstituted in another. The jumps not only have to be extensively calculated (the ship must be located absolutely in the universe, and its destination point must also be exactly calculated, to the same degree), the jump itself has a psychological effect on the crew and passengers, so the more often the jump, the greater the psychic shock and the closer the people on board get to insanity. Tranquilizers are made available to help lessen the experience, but cannot nullify it. This is a subplot point in ''Dorsai!'', ''Literature/{{Dorsai}}'', where the effect is shown during a raid on a planet - something nobody thinks possible.
19th Nov '16 2:02:34 AM Xlsfd
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* ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies'' has a Jump Drive. The very first jump takes the player from Earth to Proxima Centauri, which is about 4 lightyears away.
12th Nov '16 9:08:34 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Humanity has invented FTL travel by the time of ''VideoGame/CallofDutyInfiniteWarfare''. However it was somewhat out of necessity as the resources on Earth had dwindled to a dangerous level, forcing humans to colonize other parts of the Solar System in an effort to find sustainable fuel.
3rd Nov '16 10:59:55 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Implied in the ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "Gets Lost In Space", where the bus flew from Earth to the Sun to Pluto and back inside a school day. Even under ideal conditions (i.e. if all nine[[note]][[ScienceMarchesOn The episode aired before Pluto was decided to not be a planet.]][[/note]] planets were aligned, and they did the trip without stopping), this would require FTL capability. Made explicit in the star life cycle episode, where the bus crosses a distance of a billion billion miles (over 17 million light years, which would put it ''[[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale well outside the Milky Way]]'') in minutes. Then again, the bus is described as being [[AWizardDidIt ''magic'']] for a reason.

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* Implied in the ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "Gets Lost In Space", where the bus flew from Earth to the Sun to Pluto and back inside a school day. Even under ideal conditions (i.e. if all nine[[note]][[ScienceMarchesOn The episode aired before Pluto was decided to not be a planet.]][[/note]] planets were aligned, and they did the trip without stopping), this would require FTL capability. Made explicit in the star life cycle episode, where the bus crosses a distance of a billion billion miles (over 17 million light years, which would put it ''[[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale well outside the Milky Way]]'') in minutes. Then again, the bus is described as being [[AWizardDidIt ''magic'']] ''[[AWizardDidIt magic]]'' for a reason.
3rd Nov '16 10:59:55 AM AtticusOmundson
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3rd Nov '16 10:59:26 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Implied in the ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "Gets Lost In Space", where the bus flew from Earth to the Sun to Pluto and back inside a school day. Even under ideal conditions (i.e. if all nine[[note]][[ScienceMarchesOn The episode aired before Pluto was decided to not be a planet.]][[/note]] planets were aligned, and they did the trip without stopping), this would require FTL capability. Made explicit in the star life cycle episode, where the bus crosses a distance of a billion billion miles (over 17 million light years, which would put it ''[[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale well outside the Milky Way]]'') in minutes.

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* Implied in the ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "Gets Lost In Space", where the bus flew from Earth to the Sun to Pluto and back inside a school day. Even under ideal conditions (i.e. if all nine[[note]][[ScienceMarchesOn The episode aired before Pluto was decided to not be a planet.]][[/note]] planets were aligned, and they did the trip without stopping), this would require FTL capability. Made explicit in the star life cycle episode, where the bus crosses a distance of a billion billion miles (over 17 million light years, which would put it ''[[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale well outside the Milky Way]]'') in minutes. Then again, the bus is described as being [[AWizardDidIt ''magic'']] for a reason.
29th Oct '16 12:11:11 AM Arcorann
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* In the short story ''FTA'', a scientist trying to develop a hyperdrive applies for a research grant to the bureau responsible for establishing practical interstellar travel. They turn him down, and he appeals, pointing out that in hyperspace, where the laws of physics are different, the speed of light is not necessarily the same as in our universe; therefore spacecraft could reach the stars in a short time without violating Einstein's theories. They turn him down again, because [[spoiler:they developed a working hyperdrive years earlier, but it's useless for interstellar travel because in hyperspace the speed of light is ''slower'' than in our universe.]]

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* In the short story ''FTA'', ''FTA'' by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, a scientist trying to develop a hyperdrive applies for a research grant to the bureau responsible for establishing practical interstellar travel. They turn him down, and he appeals, pointing out that in hyperspace, where the laws of physics are different, the speed of light is not necessarily the same as in our universe; therefore spacecraft could reach the stars in a short time without violating Einstein's theories. They turn him down again, because [[spoiler:they developed a working hyperdrive years earlier, but it's useless for interstellar travel because in hyperspace the speed of light is ''slower'' than in our universe.]]
19th Oct '16 3:18:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/CharlesStross's [[TheEschatonSeries Eschaton]] series (including ''Singularity Sky'' and ''Iron Sunrise'', among others) happily accepts that FTL travel implies time travel. However, a singularly powerful AI from the future (the previously mentioned Eschaton) protects causality (and ultimately, its own existence) by being able to see causality violations ''after'' they occur, then use its own (much better) causality violating weapons to obliterate the offender with godlike levels of overkill.

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* Creator/CharlesStross's [[TheEschatonSeries Eschaton]] series ''Literature/TheEschatonSeries'' (including ''Singularity Sky'' and ''Iron Sunrise'', among others) happily accepts that FTL travel implies time travel. However, a singularly powerful AI from the future (the previously mentioned Eschaton) protects causality (and ultimately, its own existence) by being able to see causality violations ''after'' they occur, then use its own (much better) causality violating weapons to obliterate the offender with godlike levels of overkill.
9th Oct '16 8:31:08 PM Gamermaster
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/iAmWeasel'' episode "The Magnificent Motorbikini", the titular vehicle travels faster than the speed of light and eventually propels Weasel and Baboon into another dimension.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/iAmWeasel'' ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "The Magnificent Motorbikini", the titular vehicle travels faster than the speed of light and eventually propels Weasel and Baboon into another dimension.
9th Oct '16 8:29:25 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has Dimension Space where ships, both civilian and military, go if people want to travel between planets. This place also where the TSAB Navy and Precia Testarossa's lair is located. There is also Precia's theory that the path to the legendary lost city of Al Hazard is located within Dimension Space.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has Dimension Space where ships, both civilian and military, go if people want to travel between planets. This place also where the TSAB Navy and Precia Testarossa's lair is located. There is also Precia's theory that the path to the legendary lost city of Al Hazard is located within Dimension Space.
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