The post, "Conceptual Continuities," links Poul Anderson's:
Time Patrol series;
There Will Be Time;
The Corridors Of Time;
"Flight to Forever" -
- to HG Wells' The Time Machine but does not mention Anderson's The Dancer From Atlantis (London, 1977).
What is to be learnt about time travel from this further novel, which I have previously compared with Doctor Who? See here.
The time traveller, emerging from the crashed temporal vehicle, is:
with a broad, finely molded face;
wearing a prismatic white robe and transparent boots;
carrying two bright metal hemispheres bearing studs, plates and switches;
The vehicle is:
a tapered cylindroid;
ten yards long and four wide;
surrounded by an "...iridescent shimmer..." (Chapter Three, p. 21) or "...shifting mother-of-pearl light-mist..." (p. 27), making it difficult to discern the vehicle itself;
surrounded by a "Protective force field..." (Chapter Four, p. 29).
No door or hatch opens. Instead, the iridescence whirls, then focuses on a point that grows into a circle from which the pilot emerges.
we have completely forgotten, however often we have reread the novel;
differentiate this traveller and his vehicle from every other in the Anderson canon.
I will find out what more is to be gleaned from the text.