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"The whole problem of energy sources is going to be solved by little solutions, not by some big new piece of technology that does everything. We got into this crisis by believing that we had one big piece of technology that would do everything (oil)."
- Gregory Benford

Jumpship  
  A spaceship capable of making interstellar jumps, that is, it could move over vast distances instantaneously.  

As far as I know, the first use of this term, used by a number of different authors.

On a Navy transport, a full Lieutenant IBMan would be in charge of SolNav only, with two petty officers under him, both qualified to handle maintenance, and one at least with a Navy rating, capable of relieving him on duty at the control board during the five or twelve or twenty hours it might take to navigate a jump-ship in or out of the obstacle course of clutter and junk and planets and orbits of any given System.
From The Lady Was A Tramp, by Rose Sharon.
Published by Venture Science Fiction in 1957
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Be sure to read the article for jump from Invaders from the Infinite (1932) by John W. Campbell.

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