Shadow Warp

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Shadow Warp.
Casual viewers dubbed it because of the way the starship dims and then blackens, turning so black it’s silhouette is visible against the black, starry space. Then it just fades away.
It is the diametric opposite of the previous Faster-Than-Light drive. Standard FTL involved using massive quantities of energy to literally rip apart the woof and warp of space-time. For a brief time, all of Hell’s Fury is released. Once things have calmed down a bit, its mostly safe for travel with a properly equipped starship.
Shadow Warp, once scientists grasped the concept, was simple by comparison. Instead of ripping space-time apart, one simply slips between it. Or, at least, that’s the easiest description they offer without delving into 7th-dimensional physics.
The problem is that it’s horribly inaccurate. Computer guidance barely avoids warping inside of celestial bodies micro-seconds before arrival and you could be anywhere within 30 parsecs of where you intended.

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  1. Avatar Radical Yellow Duck

    Kinda like heading for Boston and ending up in Detroit. Makes it tough to use for a simple package delivery service.

    I like the description of time-space and the difference between FTL and Shadow warp.

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    A fun idea for application within a sci-fi story…but not much of the story itself.

  3. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    like you could be shooting for the hospital and accidently end up inside a urinal gross way to travel.

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