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"But the problem with reincarnation is that it's hard to imagine what the storage medium for past lives would be. Not to mention the input-output device. I hesitate to rule it out completely, but I'd need pretty definite proof."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Time Stream  
  The total sequence of events considered as a kind of flow.  

As far as I know, the first use of this phrase.

The slightest excess of effort might upset the balance at any point of the time stream, sending them backward into the past or forward into the future independently of my will.
From Time Stream, by John Taine.
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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