esp. in time-travel contexts: in, into, or toward the future; cf. downtime adv.
And which by a million-to-one chance shot young Dov Rapelle uptime into the lethal half-hour when a coronary artery ballooned and ruptured as he lay alone in a strange city.
He would take certain stamps and coins uptime and sell them to dealers.
He was…born 985 BC… Tested four years ago at age sixteen, and brought uptime…for his education.
Uptime, it was already being prepared.
Science fiction, of course, generally turns uptime, toward the future.
Smuggling a dinosaur uptime would be tricky.
I’m not allowed to bring you into your future, you understand—uptime into my own period. It’s against regulations.
We would like cites of any date from other sources.
Fred Galvin found a reference that suggests the term is used in the sense 'in or towards the past' in Ian Wallace's "Croyd Spacetime Maneouvres" series; we would like to check these books to verify this use.
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