Full record for time travel v.

Definition to travel through time
OED requirements antedating 1941
Earliest cite Ross Rocklynne, 'Time Wants a Skeleton'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1965 cite from a book review column by Fritz Leiber (Magazine of Fantasy & SF, December 1965). Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1983 reprint of Ross Rocklynne's "Time Wants a Skeleton", which Mike Christie verified in its first publication (Astounding Science Fiction, June, 1941.)

Earliest cite in the OED database: 1969

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for time travel v.

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1941 R. Rocklynne Time Wants A Skeleton in Astounding Sci.-Fiction June 38/1 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.
1965 F. Leiber Books in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Dec. 36/2 Whereupon the narrator, who thought he'd been time-traveling, awakes in Moscow, 1928. It was all a delirious dream.
1986 B. W. Aldiss Trillion Year Spree 257 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!
2003 Cult Times May 59/4 A sorcerer Time-travels to the home of a waitress and casts a spell that makes her age 20 years a day.