- In the Hyperion’s universe by Dan Simmons, distrans is a term designating the technology allowing the instantaneous travels between the worlds of the Retz. The distrans had been invented by the A.I. and serve them as a support to live.
Matching words: Hyper-luminous
- In the Dune’s universe by Frank Herbert, the distrans is a device transplanted on an animal (bird or bat) of the Arrakis planet, allowing secured communications. The voice of the message sender is encrypted, recorded in the distrans then forwarded in clear to the receiver who knows the decryption code.