Lighthugger

noun
A spaceship that travels at relativistic speeds.
Source
Weather

Naffle

verb informal
To travel in a spaceship that is nearly as fast as light.
Source
The Shobies’ Story

Anachronopede

noun
A vessel that allows the occupant to travel through time.
Origin
Derived from aná (upon), khrónos (time), and pedes (“one who walks”).
Source
The Shape of My Name

Deathdrive

noun
A type of stardrive that is claimed to kill everyone who uses it.
Source
A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

Immernaut

noun
A crewperson aboard a vessel that breaches the meniscus of everyday space.
Origin
Derived from immersum (under the surface) and nautēs (sailor).
Source
Embassytown

Planoform

verb
A method of faster-than-light travel that involves compressing space into two dimensions.
Origin
Pairing of ‘plane’ (a flat surface) and ‘form’.
Source
The Game of Rat and Dragon

Parachronion

noun
A device enabling travel to parallel time lines.
Origin
Derived from pará (nearby) and khrónos (time).
Source
Eutopia

Batcar

noun
A battery-powered vehicle.
Source
The Lathe of Heaven

Downwell

adjective
Short form of the phrase “down the gravity well” – i.e. located on the surface of a planet.
adverb
From orbit to the surface of a planet.
Source
Accelerando

Spindizzy

noun informal
The Dillon-Wagoner gravitron polarity generator, an anti-gravity device that also enables faster-than-light travel.
Origin
Named for the device’s effect on the magnetic moment of atoms within its field.
Source
Cities in Flight

Seatrider

noun
A personal air vehicle of which the pilot’s seat forms an integral part of the airframe.
Source
Matter

Titanfall

noun
Deployment of a “Titan” robot from orbit to the surface of a planet.
Source
Titanfall