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"The trouble with too much genre SF is that it's so obviously the product of the conscious mind."
- William Gibson

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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