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Warp of Space  
  A fault or pucker in spacetime.  

“Tom, my boy,” says I to myself — you know I’ve a habit of talking out loud when I’m excited, sort o’ does my thinkin’ for me, “that clout on the head, you got, must ha’ been a whopper, you’re still seein’ things.*

Just then I look up into the air and I get another shock. The sky is full of all sorts of airships an’ aeryplanes. But nothin’ like the kind we get flying over here every day from Mineola. There were some like great big ships, musta been a thousand foot long, made of a shiny white metal, and going at a terrific clip. Others were smaller, and some seemed like little specks — darned !if they didn’t look like people just flyin’ about wi ’nothin’ under them.

*Jenkins had evidently fallen into a warp in space. The Vanishing Wood was a pucker — a fault, we might say, borrowing a geologic term — in the curvature of space.
Through this warp he had been thrown clear out of our three dimensions into a fourth dimension. There he slid in time over the other side of the ridge or pucker, into the same spot in the three-dimensional world, but into a different era in time. Notice that he had not traveled an inch in space; all his journeying had been purely in time.

Technovelgy from In 20000 A.D.!, by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat).
Published by Wonder Stories in 1930
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Compare to space warp from Redmask of the Outlands (1934) by Nat Schachner and warp-speed from Yachting Party (1952) by Fox B. Holden.

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