to travel through time n.
Time traveling is impossible because it is contrary to the laws of conservation of mass and energy!… So—it is impossible to time travel.
How convenient this was. One time-traveled. One witness to the origin of the asteroids. Similarly, one might time-travel and understand at last the unimaginable, utterly baffling process by which the solar system came into being.
Whereupon the narrator, who thought he'd been time-traveling, awakes in Moscow, 1928. It was all a delirious dream.
Ward Moore’s name lives on because of two novels, the satirical Greener Than You Think (1947), a great success in its time, and a classic alternative world story, Bring the Jubilee (1953), in which the hero lives in an America where the South won the Battle of Gettysburg; his interference in the battle to which he time-travels, causes the North to win. So matters turn out as we know them today. The wit and ingenuity of this story influenced more recent excursions into alternative history such as Harry Harrison’s A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
A sorcerer Time-travels to the home of a waitress and casts a spell that makes her age 20 years a day.
Letter to Astounding Stories
Earliest cite in the OED database: 1969. OED3 entered a 1937 cite from a non-SF source.
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