one who travels through time n.
‘There,’ said the Time Traveller, ‘I am unable to give you an explanation. All I know is that the climate was very much warmer than it is now.’
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
We have purposely allowed our time travellers to become known to the people of the eras that they visit, for in this way the great drama of the story becomes apparent.
What in your mind is the greatest terror facing a time traveler? That there will be an implosion due to coincidence on reentry?
It wasn’t only the embarrassing experience of being shown off around the hall by her—as it were, a real live time-traveller, exclamation point, in the same tone of voice as one would say, ‘A real live tiger’.
As any self-respecting time traveller will confirm, going backwards in time to change history is a dodgy business, fraught with the possibility of temporal anomalies, rips in the space/time continuum, etc.
H.G. Wells' 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance)
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