"The best fuzzy rules, the best knowledge, deal with the turning points of the system. If a race-car driver teaches you how to drive, you don't need him to show you how to drive on the straightaway. It's how he handles the curves that matters."
Where would sf be without faster-than-light (FTL) travel? Stuck in the solar system, that's where.
Occurred first in the foundation stories; I don't know an earlier use. The novel Foundation is a compilation of five stories, four of which were published from 1942-1944 in Astounding. The jump through hyperspace is described in The Psychohistorians which was written as a prequel for the novel in 1951
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