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Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Duckk   » Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:59 pm

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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Jonathan_S   » Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:21 pm

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I'd just seen that. He'll be missed.
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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Daryl   » Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:01 am

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I've just been rereading the 1630 series. A giant has fallen. So sad to hear it.
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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by cthia   » Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:10 am

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Kzt started a similar thread and he seems to imply there was a current collaboration going on with Eric. Or did he mean future collaborations?

At any rate, I am truly sad for his family and his huuuge extended family which also includes his fans.

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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Theemile   » Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:32 am

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Somehow I feel this is appropriate:

The Green Hills of Earth


Let the sweet fresh breezes heal me
As they rove around the girth
Of our lovely mother planet
Of the cool, green hills of Earth.

We rot in the moulds of Venus,
We retch at her tainted breath.
Foul are her flooded jungles,
Crawling with unclean death.

We've tried each spinning space mote
And reckoned its true worth:
Take us back again to the homes of men
On the cool, green hills of Earth.

The arching sky is calling
Spacemen back to their trade.
ALL HANDS! STAND BY! FREE FALLING!
And the lights below us fade.

Out ride the sons of Terra,
Far drives the thundering jet,
Up leaps a race of Earthmen,
Out, far, and onward yet ---

We pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave us birth;
Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool, green hills of Earth.
--Robert A Heinlein
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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by isaac_newton   » Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:52 am

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Daryl wrote:I've just been rereading the 1630 series. A giant has fallen. So sad to hear it.


oooooooh - so sorry to hear this.
I really enjoyed the 1632 series [TBH have not read any of his others]
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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Jonathan_S   » Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:11 am

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cthia wrote:Kzt started a similar thread and he seems to imply there was a current collaboration going on with Eric. Or did he mean future collaborations?

At any rate, I am truly sad for his family and his huuuge extended family which also includes his fans.

May depend on what you mean by current vs future.

As far as I know they still had ongoing collaboration agreements in both the Honorverse's Crown of Slave series and the 'main line' novels in Eric's 1632 universe.

So it wasn't some nebulous 'we'd like to work together on something eventually', but whether they were actively spending time working towards the next book(s) in either or both of those I don't know.
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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Shannon_Foraker   » Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:39 am

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Jonathan_S wrote:
cthia wrote:Kzt started a similar thread and he seems to imply there was a current collaboration going on with Eric. Or did he mean future collaborations?

At any rate, I am truly sad for his family and his huuuge extended family which also includes his fans.

May depend on what you mean by current vs future.

As far as I know they still had ongoing collaboration agreements in both the Honorverse's Crown of Slave series and the 'main line' novels in Eric's 1632 universe.

So it wasn't some nebulous 'we'd like to work together on something eventually', but whether they were actively spending time working towards the next book(s) in either or both of those I don't know.


Was he going to have a story in What Price Victory?
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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Brigade XO   » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:51 pm

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Jonathan_S wrote:I'd just seen that. He'll be missed.

I have enjoyed his work....RIP
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Re: Eric Flint has passed away today
Post by Shannon_Foraker   » Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:47 pm

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Brigade XO wrote:
Jonathan_S wrote:I'd just seen that. He'll be missed.

I have enjoyed his work....RIP

Agreed.
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