Friday, 19 February 2016
in Poul Anderson's History of Technic Civilization, travelers take time to cross interstellar distances faster than light and cannot communicate by hyperspatial pulses across more than a light year;
in Anderson's For Love And Glory (New York, 2003), travelers take no time to jump across even greater distances and can communicate between planetary systems by hyperbeam;
Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven and others have their different versions of hyperspace - indeed, Niven rightly raises further questions about his version later in the Ringworld series.
In FLAG, a spaceship melodiously says:
"Stand by for hyperjump,'" (p. 88)
- and, in Ensign Flandry, a ship's captain announces:
"'Stand by for hyperdrive. Stand by for combat. Glory to the Emperor.'" (Young Flandry, p. 172)
But they are talking about different kinds of hyperspace.