Stutter Drive

This is mainly influenced by the FTL drive used in “A Fire Upon The Deep” while traveling through the Beyond zone. After a little research I found this type of FTL drive pops up in a couple games “Sword of The Stars” being one of them. Larry Niven even wrote an except on the idea of multiple tiny jumps but I can’t find a link to it. One thing he pointed out though was as you entered a gravitational field and space time constricted a little it would actually slow down your effective velocity.

I kind of liked the idea of this since you could achieve higher speeds the further out you went. Entering a solar system would drastically slow you down. You’d still be effectively fast as hell but, slowed just the same.

Like always, feel free to comment and any interesting links would be greatly appreciated.

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