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"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
- Isaac Asimov

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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