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In this first book in her "Skolian Saga" series, Asaro explains how fasterthanlight speeds are attainable by using imaginary numbers, and hence frequent mentions of "imaginary space" occur throughout the book. In fact, although she is not the first person to play with the consequences of allowing complex values in general relativity, Asaro did publish an article in the American Journal of Physics that explains in complete detail how this "inversion" would work if complex valued speeds were available to us. 
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Great News for 1 April 2016: The long awaited cover of the comic book adaptation of The Adventures of Topology Man has been released. See here for details.
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