Faster Than Light
(Did you mean a different FTL?)
Faster-than-Light (FTL) travel is impossible according to modern physics, but is essential to proper skiffy. The universe has much to answer for as we are stuck with Slower Than Light (STL).
The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction credits D. D. Sharp with the first stfnal use of the term in “Lodestone Core” (Astonishing Stories, August 1940), and Fritz Leiber with the initialism FTL in “Enchanted Forest” (Astounding Science Fiction, October 1950).
- “Faster than light” entry in the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.
- “FTL” entry in the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.
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