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

Jaunte

verb
The teleportation of oneself from one locality to another by an effort of the mind alone.
Origin
Charles Fort Jaunte, the first person to exhibit the ability under scientific scrutiny.
Source
The Stars My Destination

Hyperdrive

noun
A propulsion system for hyperspace travel.
Source
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope