time-warping adj.

that creates a time warp; that moves (something) through time; (also) of or relating to a time warp

Time Travel

  • [1936 ‘E. Binder’ Spawn of Eternal Thought in Astounding Science Fiction May 151/2 page image Otto Binder

    He wished too that he might adapt his fourth-dimensional infinite velocity principle to the beam—that space-time warping form of energy which had given him instant contact with his ten-brain unit.]

  • 1940 N. S. Bond Dictator of Time in Planet Stories Spring 114/1 page image Nelson S. Bond bibliography

    At last they stepped into the chamber which housed the Time-warping machine.

  • 1940 N. S. Bond Exiles of Time in Blue Book May 156/1 page image Nelson S. Bond bibliography

    Mu was the land of a great scientific race that had devised the time-warping amulet.

  • 1941 ‘E. Binder’ Adam Link in the Past in Amazing Stories Feb. 65/2 page image Otto Binder bibliography

    Its method of moving my ship physically was a by-product of the time[-]warping engine. By slipping the ship a few minutes or hours back in time—in relation to the daily clock—I moved westward. In effect, the Earth rotated under me.

  • 1964 P. K. Dick Unteleported Man in Fantastic Dec. 75/2 page image Philip K. Dick bibliography

    ‘We have something new…and according to the Defense Department people very promising. It’s a time-warping construct that sets up a field which coagulates the—’ ‘Just equip me.’

  • 1966 A. B. Chandler Edge of Night in Worlds of If Sept. 39/2 page image A. Bertram Chandler bibliography

    Grimes was glad that he had ordered the time-warping device to be warmed up before the transition from one universe to the other had been made.

  • 1980 Things to Come in Starburst (#24) 10/1 page image

    Chiba has a fine old time in Time Slip, too long like all Japanese movies, but eminently better time-warping stuff than The Final Countdown.

  • 1996 N. Spinrad On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 150/2 page image Norman Spinrad

    Benford is a writer of considerable stylistic range and sophistication, and he applies all of it here, using memory, time-warping devices, actualized surrealism, and so forth.

  • 2012 J. Green Time’s Arrow xx. 202 page image Jonathan Green bibliography

    He had conquered giant robots and time-warping devices that punched holes in the very fabric of the space-time continuum.

Research requirements

antedating 1940

Earliest cite

Nelson S. Bond (in two separate stories)

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