Full record for somewhen n.

Definition with regard to time travel, at an unknown time
OED requirements antedating 1941
Earliest cite R. Heinlein 'Elsewhen'
Comment The sense needed is in relation to time travel. The OED has an entry for the sense "at some time or other", but not for the sf sense.

Ralf Brown submitted a cite from a 1987 reprint of Robert Heinlein's "Elsewhen"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1941 first appearance. Imran Ghory submitted a 2000 cite from David and Leigh Eddings' "The Redemption of Althalus". Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1975 reprint of Robert Heinlein's 1973 "Time Enough For Love". Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a reprint of George Whitley's "All Laced Up"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1961 first magazine appearance. Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1970 reprint of Ann McCaffrey's "Dragonflight", which Mike Christie verified in the 1968 first publication.

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1941 ‘C. Saunders’ in Astounding Sci. Fiction Sept. 114/1 When he ‘landed’ it was not in the world of the future he had visited twice before. He did not know where he was—on earth apparently, somewhere and somewhen.