a rift or flaw in the fabric of time that allows travel between two or more periods of time or timelines; any accidental or unexplained movement between periods of time; cf. timequake n., time storm n.
Of course, this ‘slipping of the time’ system is the easiest way out for the author.]
No, the hypothesis of delirium might be a tough one, but it offered fewer difficulties than that of the time-slip.
Stacy had heard it all before. It brought a horrid feeling that there had been a kind of time-slip—that they had been caught back again, she and Charles, to where they were three years ago.
So even now I do not know all that lay behind the terror in that Peruvian valley. This much I learned: the Other, like Lhar and her robot, had been cast adrift by a time-slip, and thus marooned here. There was no way for it to return to its normal Time-sector. It had created the fog-wall to protect itself from the direct rays of the sun, which threatened its existence.
The scientist…has undergone a ‘time slip’ which has him answering questions before they're asked.
I said, ‘What’s happening?’ I don’t know quite what I meant by that. Some sort of a time-slip idea I think.
Labyrinth is a time-slip novel with parallel plots set in the 13th century, when members of the Cathar sect became the first targets of the campaign against heresy that later became the Spanish inquisition, and on an archaeological dig in 2005.
L. Sprague de Camp, "Lest Darkness Fall"
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