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Old 05-04-2009, 05:37 AM   #1
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Author and editor Eric Flint is in recovery from recent surgery

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We have just learned via Teleread that noted author Eric Flint has recently undergone heart bypass surgery last week. Recent reports from Baen's Bar - login required - are very optimistic suggesting a smooth recovery is in the works.

Eric Flint is the creator and main author of the 163* series and editor of its offshoot magazine Grantville Gazette which form an unique collaborative phenomenon in current sf. He also writes for Jim Baen's Universe and leads a vigorous campaign to enlighten people on the benefits of drm-free electronic publishing. His collaboration with David Weber in the Honor Harrington universe led to Mr. Weber sparing Honor's life in At All Costs the novel that was supposed to end the first part of the series and his next HH novel Torch of Freedom (Nov. 09, Baen) will be the first HH novel to be reviewed here preceded by a full series overview.

We wish Mr. Flint a speedy recovery and a return to full health.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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I haven't dived into that area of the Bar yet or I would have said something!
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I don't read his type of science fiction, but I certainly do wish him a speedy recovery.


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Old 05-04-2009, 07:15 AM   #4
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Long live David Weber, Eric Flint and Honor Harrington!

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:16 AM   #5
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best wishes to Eric Flint ! his editorials about copyright and drm opened my eyes when i first discovered them.
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I echo what Zelda said about his copyright work (and she put me on to those particular and opinion changing essays). Seen people go through this and he should get through fine, and feel a hundred percent better afterwards. Best of luck to Eric and here's hoping for a speedy recovery
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:38 AM   #7
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I felt instantly better after I had my stent put in my cardiac artery. Now I just have to find a way to pay the hospital bills.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:02 AM   #8
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Many of you above referred to this, but for those who don't know Eric's body of work.

As the 'editor' of Baen's free library, he has been one of the earliest and most vocal proponents of DRM-free ebooks, and is one of the driving forces behind the marketing concept of providing free back-list books in order to hook future customers. See:
http://www.baen.com/library/

for over seventy free books.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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Get well soon Eric! We need more people like you, not less!

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Old 05-05-2009, 12:57 PM   #10
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #11
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Last I heard Aaron Allston was also recovering from heart bypass surgery.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #12
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I was tuckerised in Eric Flint's book "Time Spike". If you've read it the character with my name is nothing like me at all.
I like lots of his books so I'm hoping he recovers quickly and writes many more.
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