Faster than light space travel has been a common concept in science fiction. However, I do not think hyperspace from Star Wars or warping from Star Trek are scientifically plausible. The reason for this is because one cannot move faster than light and even if you could it would take years to reach your destination. With this in mind, I prefer the concept of folding space, which is the idea of crafts teleporting from one section of space to another without moving. To make the concept better, reaching your destination would be instantaneous. I will therefore incorporate it into my space opera story.


  1. Reblogged this on Fascinating Future and commented:
    Grady Brown rightly points to the implausibility of FTL. As a writer of mostly mundane science fiction I set the over all majority of my own stories in our own Solar System, just because there’s simply no feasible method for fast interstellar travel.

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