Full record for chronoscopy n.

Definition viewing past or future events
OED requirements any evidence 1956
Earliest cite Isaac Asimov, The Dead Past
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1959 reprint of Isaac Asimov's 1956 "The Dead Past", shich Mike Christy verified in its 1956 first publication.
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Citations for chronoscopy n.

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1956 Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 7/1 Mr. Araman, I came to you because you're top man in chronoscopy‥I've come to you, sir, because for two years I have been trying to obtain permission to do some time viewing—chronoscopy, that is—in connection with my researches on ancient Carthage.
1956 Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 8/1 You must realize, Dr. Potterley, that chronoscopy, or time-viewing, if you prefer, is a difficult process‥And there is a long waiting line for the chronoscope and an even longer waiting line for the use of Multivac which guides us in our use of the controls.
1956 Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 17/1 ‘I can't be sure yet, Caroline, but when I've got enough evidence, I'll apply for permission to use chronoscopy, which will settle the matter once and for all.’ ‘Chronoscopy?’ ‘Time-viewing. We can focus on ancient Carthage at some time of crisis, the landing of Scipio Africanus in 202 B.C., for instance, and see with our own eyes exactly what happens.’