Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Time Will Tell with Eddie Upnick
Eddie Upnick, author of Time Will Tell, Future Tense, and 2052
Eddie Upnick was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. He graduated from Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, New York in 1971. In 1976, he graduated from New Paltz State University of New York with a BA in Anthropology. He has worked as a joke writer for Rodney Dangerfield, among others, and as a situation comedy writer off and on between the years 1975-1996. He invented a game called Super Chess in 1984. Super Chess was declared one of the top ten strategy games of the year in Games Magazine. He has been married since 1981 and also shares his home with two parrots.
While on vacation in Antigua, in 1995, Upnick met an Englishman named Sidney Dowse. Mr. Dowse was one of the men who had escaped from Sagan, the prison camp portrayed in the 1963 movie, The Great Escape. Mr. Dowse had information that was not in any history book. Dowse related events both from his own recollections, as well as those he himself had been told by his associate, Stewart Menzies, who was the head of MI-6 during World War Two. Menzies had daily meetings with Winston Churchill. Upnick made a promise to Sidney Dowse that he would not repeat anything he had revealed to him until after his death. Mr. Dowse died in 2008.
Mr. Dowse’s incredible recollections inspired the writing of Time Will Tell, Future Tense and the final book in the trilogy 2052.. Certain facts, unknown to history, are woven into these stories. Future Tense is the sequel to Time Will Tell, which takes place twenty years after TWT ended, covering the years 2022-2028. The third book in the series titled 2052 continues the story of the next generation players as we delve deeper into our possible future.