Questions tagged [space-travel]
Use this tag for the speculative portrayal of space travel, or its use in the Sci-fi and Fantasy genre.
A sun on the edge of our solar system takes an outlying crew to alternate versions of our solar system
Years ago, maybe '80s-'90s, I read what I remember as a short story. It was about an Earth crew stationed on a planet near the edge of our solar system. A sun appeared at the edge of our solar system, ...
Science fiction book or series with a character called a Vail or Vale, a tracker who hunts the main character through space
Looking for a book, or series of books, that had a character called a Vail or Vale that was basically a tracker and would kill the people tracked. When the person tracked was killed, the Vail started ...
Alien Nanotech Builds Space Travel Portal
There was a series of books that I read part of back in the 1980s in trade paperback form published in the US. It was newly published then I think. It featured an alien race that had perfected ...
Starship crewman from separate space community falls for outsider
An anthology short story read in 1970-80s. In the far future passengers travel on long journeys between human colonies in large spaceships crewed by hereditary crew members. Because of the length of ...
What was the earliest reference to turnover maneuvers for constant-boost spaceships?
Turnover maneuver -- it's how you avoid a period of microgravity ("zero-gee" or "weightlessness") near the middle of a constant boost brachistochrone journey in your impossible ...