in science fiction, a device which allows a space vehicle to travel faster than the speed of light, entering hyperspace; also, the state of such space travel
Isaac Asimov first talked about hyperdrive in the 1940s.
"I've heard a great deal about hyperdrive," he said quickly, changing the subject.
I've just begun thinking seriously about this business of hyperdrive.
A ship on hyperdrive could log light-years an hour, but radio waves still had to travel 186,000 mps.
He would search for the hyperdrive; perhaps Hawkes would help him.
All necessary contact, now that they were out of hyperdrive, could be accomplished with the ship's radio.
That was practically a snail's pace, compared with hyperdrive.
The subdued whine of the hyperdrive filled the power deck and made Roger wince as he stepped through the hatch and waved at Astro.
Why, on hyperdrive you could go forty-eight trillion miles in that time.
At first, Conn thought that it might be possible to build a hyperdrive ship here, without having to go to Koshchei at all.
Gadolinium was essential to hyperdrive engines; the engines of a ship the size of the Nemesis required fifty pounds of it.