Full record for elsewhen n.

Definition another time
OED requirements antedating 1943
Earliest cite Anthony Boucher, Elsewhen
Comment Mike Christie submitted a cite from 1976.
Brian Ameringen submitted a 1967 cite from Ted White's The Jewels of Elsewhen.
Mike Christie submitted a 1956 cite from Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination".
Mark Shawhan located and Mike Christie confirmed a cite from a 1971 reprint of Robert Heinlein's story "Elsewhen". The original magazine publication of this story in 1941 was under another title and does not appear to contain any cites for "elsewhen". Rick Hauptmann then checked the 1953 Fantasy Press edition of the collection "Assignment in Eternity", which contains this story, and confirmed that the story bears the title "Elsewhen".
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a reprint of Carl Sagan's 1985 "Contact".

Mike Christie submitted a 1943 cite from the title of Anthony Boucher's "Elsewhen".
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Citations for elsewhen n.

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1943 A. Boucher Elsewhen in Astounding Sci. Fiction Jan. 112/1 (title) Elsewhen.
1957 A. Bester in Galaxy Jan. 140/2 He jaunted up the geodesic lines of space-time to an Elsewhere and an Elsewhen.
1967 T. White Jewels of Elsewhen ix. 83 ‘I wonder who they are, and what they do here?’‘They asked me the time and place?.’‘What??. They have come from elsewhen
1974 J. Brunner Times Without Number (1981) 69 Father Ramón seemed to come back to the present from a private voyage into the elsewhen.
1985 C. Sagan Contact (1997) 322 The Machine goes somewhere, she thought. It was a means of conveyance, an aperture to elsewhere?or elsewhen.