[LMB] Jump pilot
WILLIAM A WENRICH
wawenri at msn.com
Sat Jan 12 16:14:23 GMT 2019
Interstellar jumps still require jump pilots to control the ship and it seems that, while the jump is almost instantaneous for most people, for the pilots it takes at least several hours.
All jumps appear to be blind the first time. That is there doesn’t seem to be any way of knowing what is on the other side of a jump without going through it.
What if some jumps had bad effects on the pilot? For example what if the subjective jump time wasn’t hours but days or longer? What if the time is not just subjective? Nightmare scenario, a ship goes through a blind jump and the crew finds that all of their pilots are dead of old age or even just starvation!
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