Islands of Space
"John Campbell's book was written as a sequel to The Black Star Passes...and believe me, it was a world-beater in those days.
Arcot, Wade, Morey and their computer, Fuller, put together a ship which will travel faster than light...they give us what may have been the first space-warp drive. The concept was simple; to make it plausible wasn't – unless you were John Campbell.
With this out-of-space drive they hightail it among the stars. They locate the fugitive planets of the Black Star...find a frozen cemetery-world of a lost race...then head out for another galaxy...and wind up in a knock-down-drag-out interplanetary war in the other galaxy."
--P. Schuyler Miller, Astounding Science Fiction, 1956
First published in Amazing Stories Quarterly, Spring 1931
Cover art by McKeon