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Short story about teleport trips and passengers going missing

This seems to be a week for asking about stories by Lloyd Biggle Jr. You are describing the plot line of the novel All The Colors of Darkness (1963). From the cover blurb: In the summer of 1986, the ...
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Has any sci fi ever tried to explain how conservation of momentum and energy would work with time travel or other similar teleportations?

Poul Anderson brings this up in World Without Stars (aka The Ancient Gods), noting that coming out of hyperdrive can leave you with a sizeable amount of relative velocity to correct, especially if you ...
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Has any sci fi ever tried to explain how conservation of momentum and energy would work with time travel or other similar teleportations?

Considered fairly carefully in the Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter F Hamilton. Adamist starships can jump multiple light years at a time, but retain their velocity relative to the universe so need to ...
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Has any sci fi ever tried to explain how conservation of momentum and energy would work with time travel or other similar teleportations?

One milieu that is worked out paying fairly close attention to conservation laws with respect to teleportation is the world of Qish in the stories "Displaced Person" and "Captives of ...
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Has any sci fi ever tried to explain how conservation of momentum and energy would work with time travel or other similar teleportations?

E. E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman series, while not dealing with teleportation, but rather inertialess travel (called "free" travel in his books) has his spaceships matching intrinsic ...
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Has any sci fi ever tried to explain how conservation of momentum and energy would work with time travel or other similar teleportations?

The Portal computer games implemented momentum-through-portals, and interacting with and exploiting these physics is a key part of the gameplay experience. Notable aspects of portal-momentum explored ...
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Has any sci fi ever tried to explain how conservation of momentum and energy would work with time travel or other similar teleportations?

Larry Niven's teleportation stories, beginning with the hard-to-find "By Mind Alone" (1966) (about psychic teleportation) and his "Flash Crowd" series (technological teleportation) ...
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