elsewhen adv.

(in time-travel contexts) at or to another point in time

Time Travel

  • 1940 N. L. Knight Bombardment in Reverse in Astounding Stories Feb. 125 (caption) page image

    β€˜By means of the belt…I will go into the future a bit.’ Whether that was where he went or not, he went elsewhere or elsewhen.

  • 1953 P. Anderson Three Hearts & Three Lions in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct. 84 (synopsis of previous part) page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    His world suddenly exploded, and he awoke elsewhere and elsewhen.

  • 1965 P. Anderson Corridors of Time in Amazing Stories May 55/2 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    Warden forces are concentrated elsewhen. We maintain only a few agents like myself in this century.

  • 1984 R. Silverberg Far Side of Bell-Shaped Curve, The in R. Silverberg Conglomeroid Cocktail Party (1984) 27 Robert Silverberg

    Merely whirling Ilsabet off elsewhen would achieve nothing.

  • 1989 Dragon Magazine June 68

    You'll travel backward and forward through time, so be advised that some of the folk you meet and places you visit exist only at certain times and not β€˜elsewhen’.

  • 1992 P. David Imzadi i. 3 Peter David bibliography

    The man in the greenish yellow shirt, whose mind was elsewhere and elsewhen.

  • 2005 I. M. Banks Algebraist ii. 136 Iain M. Banks

    We need something different. Elsewhen or elsestuff or elsewhere.

Research requirements

antedating 1940

Earliest cite

Poul Anderson

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