There was an error on my last post that I’d like to address.
I have it on good authority that the inertialess drive first appeared in “Triplanetary” published in 1934, not in 1948. I have adjusted my original entry to reflect that.
The good authority is my very learned friend, Adam Dickstein, who writes the excellent blog, Barking Alien. If you want to read about science fiction, tabletop RPGs and muppets, it is the place to be. He also knows an excellent burger when he tastes one.
Please check out his stuff and you’ll be learned as well.