A starfaring engine is a natural or magical engine that drives a starfaring ship. Engines are created (or evolved) to navigate the Airts, which are naturally-occurring currents of time, space, magic and gravity that connect all celestial bodies. Without a starfaring engine, a ship is simply a seabound or earthbound craft. It will not hold air within an Etheric Membrane, and it will not be able to make use of the Airts for motive force.
I'm a Pagan and speculative fiction author, a professional blogger, and a musician. I'm proudly Canadian and proudly LGBTQ. My politics are decidedly left and if you ask for my opinion, expect an honest answer. I am owned by a cat. I recently lost my dog, who was my boon companion, and I'm taking the loss hard. I used to work part time at a bookstore and I love to read, especially about faith, philosophy, science, and sci-fi and fantasy.