We've got to get to the edge of one of these blocks that go swinging through time, the edge of what Professor Minott calls a ‘time fault’, and watch it! When the shifts come, we explore as quickly as we can. We've no great likelihood, perhaps, of getting back exactly to our own period.
I intend to camp along a time fault and cross over whenever a time shift brings a Norse settlement in sight.
The whole planet was soon informed that it was a Time Fault which had made six months seem like the winking of an eye.
Look for no trace here of the mad creator of Papa Schimmelhorn and his gnurrs; but discover a new aspect of Bretnor as he reveals an unsuspected symbolism behind the classic science fiction theme of the shifting time-fault.
For some reason, that basement door is in a time fault. People from now can go through it into the future and come back.
The planet possessed a strange time fault. Through it, a host of Berserkers were attacking!
What happens when an ordinary family builds an ordinary house on an interdimensional time fault? Time twitches & fun begins!
Got off the plane in San Francisco, caught a Greyhound south, curled up to sleep, and the San Andreas time-fault let loose. It was the first big timequake and I woke up three years later.
Murray Leinster, 'Sidewise in Time'
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