transposition of epochs." In SM Stirling's On The Oceans Of Eternity (New York, 2000), Odikweos (Odyyseus) is canny enough to deduce that the Nantucketers:
"'...are from the days that are yet to come.'" (p. 464)
He has overheard Walker say not "...in my land," but "...in my time." He knows that there have been historical changes and therefore can be more. The new people know where iron can be mined and have maps of the land so they must be gods, demigods, seers or "'...from years yet unborn.'" (p. 465) Thus a Homeric hero discusses time travel from the future.
When Poul Anderson wrote his Time Patrol series, he inherited the Wellsian terminology of "time travel" and "time machine" but added some more:
a quantum fluctuation in space-time-energy
a personal causal nexus