I'd just like to address the science in my story The Void, as it was the only way I could think of getting them out of the known universe quick enough. The gravity disruptors are a loophole around the speed of light. By condensing space in front of you and expanding space behind you, you are essentially surfing through space on the waves of nothing. This theory is, to me, the only serious way of going around the max speed as space is capable of moving faster than light many, many times. Your area of space never moves, you never move. Your area is not moving through time any quicker than it is on earth, space and time are not changed around your ship. You are riding the distortions, and it could be seen as not really moving but everything else moving. The ship is, technically, stationary. I was thinking about just dropping this and going with more grounded and well known space travel things like hyperspeed or something. I don't know.