esp. in time-travel contexts: in or from the future; cf. downtime adj.
The New Orc Times was typically Colonial, from its punny title to its trivial content. Most of the paper was reprinted from uptime media; by the time Pierce waded through all two hundred pages, he had absorbed most of yesterday’s Earth news but learned little of local events.
Within a few weeks I realized that something had gone wonky on the uptime end, that the experiment had malfunctioned and that I probably wasn’t ever going to get home.
Cretaceous landscape wasn’t too dissimilar to that of uptime Britain, except perhaps that there was so much of it; that everything was landscape.
In fact, none of them would even know about the wreck yet; unless they had transferred across through an uptime wormhole, it was still in their future.
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 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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