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Default The Jump Drive and CJ Cherryh

I've never read any of CJ Cherryh's works, aside from what she's written for Thieves World (which I quite liked), and for years, I've wanted to dip my toe into her Alliance/Union universe. Downbelow Station and Merchanteer's Luck are on my list.

I was looking at a wiki today, and I saw a description of the Jump Drive used in Cherryh's universe:

The jump drive, derived from the theoretical physics work of Estelle Bok at Cyteen Station in 2230, allowing faster-than-light travel. When ships jump, they shift into a space parallel to normal space and appear to move at faster-than-light velocity until they re-enter normal space via their trajectory encountering a star-sized mass. Ships emerging from jump possess a large velocity relative to and pointed at the target mass; the jump drive is also used to lower this velocity to more reasonable levels. Jumps of larger than a few light-years result in the destruction of the jumping ship, so ships' courses hop between stars and other nearby stars or jump points, large collections of matter that are not large enough to achieve fusion. Jumps appear to take days to weeks from the perspective of the crew of the ship, but weeks to months from the perspective of the residents of stations and planets. The experience of jump is unpleasant enough to threaten the sanity of most of those who endure it without being tranquilized - spacers seem to fear few things more than "jump without trank".
Now...doesn't that sound familiar?
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