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"Poised between intransigent scepticism and uncritical credulity, it [science fiction] is par excellence the literature of the open mind."
- John Brunner

Vanwinkling  
  Another name for time-traveling into the future.  

"You recall my investigations into the nature of time. The process of temporal forward-jumping, vulgarly known as vanwinkling, has been an established fact for several decades, being a favorite occupation among those who are dissatisfied with the present world and hope to find a better one in the future."

"...as I was about to say, the problem of backward-jumping has not hitherto been solved. It involves an obvious paradox..."

From The Best-Laid Scheme, by L. Sprague de Camp.
Published by Astounding Science-Fiction in 1941
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