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Old January 9th, 2019, 08:21 AM
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Jacey Bedford: Empire of Dust

From the blurb: To combat manipulative megacorporations with telepathic technology, two heroes must rebel, overthrowing the enemy's oppressive influence in the first book in this exciting sci-fi adventure

The jump dragons don't really come into play until the 2nd book.
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Prior art: The Game of Rat and Dragon, by Cordwainer Smith (1955).
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Story includes lethal hyperspace-dwelling creatures, and since it's Cordwainer Smith, it also includes cats.
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you open the airlock on a ship in Jump-space?
Hmmn. I considered this before...

1. Jumpspace intrudes into the airlock, conforming to its interior surface. Contents of the airlock are swept into Jumpspace.
2. If you close the outer door but leave the inner door closed, you've trapped a bubble of Jumpspace inside it. When the ship comes out of Jump, the space occupied by the bubble ceases to exist. This isn't vacuum, but instead a hole in spacetime. As a result, the airlock collapses to a geometric point and all of the atoms of its inner surface attempt to converge on that point simultaneously. High-energy physics ensues.
3. If you open the outer door that was closed in (2) before exiting Jumpspace and leave it open, nothing exciting happens except the contents of the airlock vanish.
4. If you open the inner door with the outer door closed, the bubble of Jumpspace in the airlock expands to the contiguous airtight compartment (bulkheads and decks with closed hatches) adjacent to the airlock. See (2) and (3), above. Personnel in Vacc Suits with life support that will last through the remaining duration of Jump could possibly survive if the hatch is opened exactly as the ship exits Jumpspace -- they'll be thrown clear of the ship, likely with some insane velocity*. One might require that the vacc suits have an embedded lanthanum grid for this to work though. In any case, direct exposure to Jumpspace is almost certainly lethal.

There are alternate interpretations, though. I've read discussion of crewmembers working outside the ship, just inside the Jump Bubble (painting the hull, actually) that seemed plausible. It all depends on how you want to play it.


*Adventure hook: your ship's sensors detect a cloud of debris containing several vacc suits inbound at a significant fraction of lightspeed...

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