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Seeing the World from Both Oculars-- a Bananaslug's Journal

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A visit with Eric Flint
I went to see my friend, author Eric Flint who is in the hospital recovering from multiple bypass surgery. He's doing very well and looks a whole lot better than the last time I saw him, when we went to the Chicago History Museum to listen to a talk by UCSC professor Dan Wirls a couple months ago. His color is improving and even his stamina is getting better.

He doesn't look bad considering the fact that, as he put it, "a bunch of people held me down on a table and they whacked me in the chest with an axe and did stuff inside."

He's bored, looking forward to getting out (probably today) and is looking forward to getting back to work (at least as hard as his wife Lucille will let him). He's raring to get to work on his collaboration with David Weber in the Honorverse, called Torch of Freedom, which is scheduled for a November release by Baen.

This was the first time I had had the ability to talk to him about my meeting with Jim Butcher, and I told him Butcher had said that Eric was among his three favorite authors. This pleased Eric no end, because he had just finished Butcher's latest Dresden novel, Turn Coat, and we're going to see if we can talk Butcher into writing a Dresden story for Jim Baen's Universe magazine.

"Butcher is slick," Eric said. "I've lived in Chicago a long time, and I can't figure out where most of Dresden's Chicago actually is."

More on this later...

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Say hi to him for me, as I'm way too far away to drop in.

Hopefully recovery will continue uneventfully and no more disasters happen.

(I want to get Threshold done and here he is gallivanting off, taking vacations in hospitals, carefree...)

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