Contact Eric

Best way to contact Eric is to post on Baen’s Bar at http://bar.baen.com. He wanders in and out of Baen’s Bar almost daily, monitoring several of the conferences personally. You can login to visit and read the conferences as a guest, but you will have to register to be able to participate, that is to say post any comments. We have a strict ‘No Hitting Rule’ at the Bar, so you don’t need to worry about wandering into a flame war. Just announce that you’re new and you’ll be gladly shown the ropes. Check out the Baen’s Bar FAQs listed on the left of the message board at Baen’s Bar. You will most likely find Eric posting to these conferences at Baen’s Bar:

► 1632 Tech Manual (Eric’s conference dealing with the 1632 universe)
► BuShips (David Weber’s conference)
► Classic SF (Eric’s conference devoted to his editing work)
► Dixon’s Vixen (Misty Lackey’s conference)
► Doctor Monkey (Dave Freer’s conference)
► Honorverse (Dave Weber’s conference devoted to the Honor Harrington universe)
► Mutter of Demons (Eric’s conference)

214 Responses to Contact Eric

  1. Berryb says:

    Hello,

    Great fan. Love it, well played sir well played..

    But, the reason I am typing you is because I would love to see 1632 put into movies / series.. If i was a hollywood guy I would make it into film. But, I am not but, if I would love to see it I bet many others would also.. Who do we need to talk to to get this on HBO??

    • Dan Kaplanek says:

      I’ll second that idea!

    • SSgt James A Turner USMC(ret) says:

      I’m just a fan, myself, but my guess is that Hollywood ALWAYS screws up a good book when they try to put it on screen, especially when it’s part of a series. Look what they did with the Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” books. Can you imagine any way they could put the rest of the series together to lead up to the part where Ryan actually becomes President? Or worse yet, what HBO did to Charlaine Harris’ “Southern Vampire” series, or Fleming’s “James Bond!” The only things from the books that remained in the movies were the names! You want to see Eric’s masterpiece butchered that way? I’m pretty sure that’s why Anne McCaffrey’s “Pern” books never made it onto the big screen, despite at least one try.

      To do the 1632verse right, each book would have to be a miniseries, and the actual TV series would have to be from the short stories in the Gazette and ROF anthologies. You think they could do that without changing things around so much you wouldn’t even recognize the source material? What I’d like to see is a “true believer” (like you or me, maybe?) with the computer skills to do the whole thing as a CGI/animated production, with each story submitted to Eric for final approval before release. Then at least we could be sure each one would fit into the timeline properly. Not only that, but the artist could cast the greats into the lead rolls. Maybe Schwartzneger (with a W. VA. accent) as Mike, and Hayden Pantera as Julie Sims. Or Jimmy Stewart as Ed Piazza and Jackie Evancho (appropriately aged) as Marla?

      By the way, did you know that Barry Sadler’s Casca (the Eternal Mercenary) was at Breitenfeld on Gustav II Adolph’s staff as the Count of Hapsal? (see the timeline chart, part 5, at http://www.casca.net) Wonder how he’ll react to the idea that the second coming he’s been waiting 1600+ years for will almost certainly be another 360 years? Or that there’s a town where at least some of the inhabitants know all about him and his past?

      Anyway, thanks for listening.

      Jim

  2. Jim Macdonald says:

    In “Jim Baen’s Universe-Vol 1 Num 4, at the end of “Fish Story, Episode 4″ it said “TO BE CONTINUED”.

    Q: Where? Has it been continued anywhere? etc. etc.

  3. Corey Adams says:

    I was wandering if there was any progress on the Rivers of War series? Also, is there a possibility of it becoming an anthology series like Ring of Fire?

  4. Bill Simpson says:

    Eric,
    Love your 1632 world and have read everything so far, ( and Belisarius too!). Several questions concerning loose ends, when will LCDR Eddie Cantrell and Anna Catherina be getting married?

  5. Alan Pugh says:

    Eric,

    I’m in the process of rereading 1632 for the 3rd or 4th time. Just wanted to let you know that it is among my top 5 favorite books that I’ve ever read. Given the number of books I’ve read over the past 48 years that is truly high praise. Thanks for writing it. I’ve enjoyed the rest of the many books in the 1632 universe but there is something about that first book that touches me in a way that few other books have. Thanks!

  6. Mark says:

    Eric,

    I am in the progress of reading and writing a paper on your book, 1812: Rivers of War for a history class. The paper is going to compare and contrast differences between your portrayal of historical figures and events with what is in the non-fiction historical record. You obviously change some events in coming up with an alternative history that avoids the Trail of Tears, but I was wondering how closely you kept characters like Sam Houston, or Andrew Jackson to fact?

  7. Rhuaidhri Tynan says:

    Hi Eric,

    I am reading Assiti Shards series. After the first one I got the impression you were fudging the history to make in appear that all the atrocities during the period were conducted by the Catholics and wondered whether Cromwell would make an appearance in the series and if so what you would say.

    I’m sorry that my suspicions turned out to be well founded. Cromwell did not just put the garrison to the sword. In his own report to Parliament he said they killed “many civilians” there. His own figures listed for the garrison were 2800 dead royalist “troops” Many comtempary acounts put the figure of civilans killed at 3-4000.

    His own atitude in is own words at the time was “I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgement of God on these barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands with so much innocent blood; and that it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future, which are satisfactory grounds for such actions which cannot otherwise but work remorse and regret”

    While he may not in England have been considered merciful having only killed 100 out of the 400 who surrenered at Basing House (which is still a lot more than a typical decimation) his actions in Ireland were unparrelled in English or Irish history at the time.

    This act which was only one of a number carried out along the east cost which contrary to you ascertions he had more than enough time to cover as Ireland is not that large and the east cost route he took had good roads for the time.

    Cromwell’s was not the only force operating at the time and there were thousands of other put to death by other New Model Army Forces.

    You totally ignore the Penal Laws and it’s affects and the death toll resulting of the forced settelement which Cromwell instituted and while the Irish killed people in 1641 you neglect to mention these were settlers and the vast majority likely died from hunger and exposure after the Irish reclaimed the land and homes that had been forcefully taken from them in the first place. All in all maybe 14,000 died which not a small number but it is smaller the at least 200,000 Irish Catholic lives that were lost during the period. Even that is small compared to the millions who perished under Protestant rule from hunger in a land where there was plenty of food.

    I’m not a fan of the Catholic Church myself but it’s clear to me the Protestants were every bit as blood thirsty in hatred as the Catholics were in theirs and persecuted Catholics with just as much vigour when they could as the Catholics did to them when they were able.

  8. Dan Kaplanek says:

    1632… Man this would make an awesome tv series!

    • James A Turner says:

      I agree. Each novel would be a mini-series, and the stories in the Gazettes and Ring of Fire books would be the weekly shows in the series.

  9. Rhuaidhri Tynan says:

    Hi Eric just finished 1634 – The Galileo Affari and while I’ve enjoyed the series so far I’ll have to take issue with some of what you wrote.

    Firstly I’m disappointed that Francis Bacon is not mentioned, I would think that if you asked experimental scientists the vast majority would agree that he is the Father of Modern Experimental Science since he gave us “The Method”. Having said that I’m happy to see some names not normally recognised for there work.

    Much of what you write is true but your incorrrect on some specifics. Galileos major contribution as you say was mechanics but that led to Netwon work on mechanics, his three Laws of Motion. Netwon did not derive his 3 laws of motion from Kepler. Rather he showed that his Three Laws combined with the Law of Gravity were equivalent to Keplers Three Laws of planetary Motion. In fact it’s likely he used his 3 laws and Keplers 3 laws to derive the Law of Gravity and that’s often the way it is done in Physics courses today.

    However Newton’s 3 Laws followed Galileos work on mechanics and while it’s possible Newton may have come up with them independantly, Galileo had already stated the first Law of Motion and may already have know of laws 2 and 3 although he is not known to have stated them in a similar manner. In fact Galileo may have gone much further than Newton thanks to his experiments and it’s likely he at least had some notion of the law of conservation of momentum. In fact along with Newton and Galileo, Hobbes and Decartes also had also discovered a number of these principles.

    I also have to take issue with the notion that Galileo did not give credit where it was due. He credited Kepler in his writings on Telescopes because Kepler wrote The Optical Part of Astronomy and Dioptrice which along with influencing Galileo would be fundamental to Newton’s work on Optics.

    I also have to point out that Kepler was a Protestant and was amongst the first to support the Copernican model which refutes your arguement with respect to the Protectant contribution to science during the period and their attitude to the Coperican model.

  10. Nav F. says:

    Hi, its been almost two years since the last main spine novel, eagerly waiting for the 1637. Hope it comes out this year. Thanks.

  11. Walter Manderson says:

    I love the 1632 series, all the formats. Could the E Books be lengthen by a few more pages. Keep up the great work.

  12. Sarah Keller says:

    Mr. Flint, I was wondering if you could offer some advice. I am not sure what the title for this job is, but I know that, when a book is being readied for publication, someone works with the author to correct errors in grammar, spelling, syntax, flow and punctuation. My skills in this area are not perfect, but they are very good. What is the title for the people who do this, and do you have any suggestions on how best to prepare for this job, in terms of education and such, or on how a person could direct their career-the first job to apply for, how to impress the people who do the hiring and promoting-to eventually get that job? I know that you are very busy writing books my husband loves and with your editing, so if you can’t answer, I will completely understand, but just in case you are able, thank you very much.
    Sarah Keller

  13. Joe Rogers says:

    I have everyone of the 1632 series and love it. I have often thought the eventual episode would be place 1oo to 200 years in the future. Giving a reprise to the rise of the German people and eventual true United states of Europe that could encompass most of western Europe. Around our house the name of Flint is not repeated as that was my wife’s first husband (Keith Flint). Also you did mention one of my ancestors Lion Gardiner (english adventurer). My Grandmother’s maiden name was McCormick. Thanks for an interesting series.

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  15. Trevor D says:

    Are we ever going to get a sequel to 1824: The Arkansas War? I love that series and want MOAR!

  16. Matthew says:

    Ayo,

    Thought you might like these “Mad Science”/”Technology Art” inventions and experiments.

    Might provide some inspiration for Sci-Fi and fantasy Tech.

    Some like the water computer tech can even go “both ways”, could be imagined developed high end nano-tech into a metal-oragnic life form cross between machines and biology, or as a more primitive version of computing where semi-conductors have not be introduced yet.

    Alot of them revolve around salt water replacing semi-conductors for computing.. after all, all life on earth can be though of as “water based computers” :)

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    You may also like these writing systems, great for both futuristic alien and ancient fantasy environments.

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  17. Joe Mitko says:

    Read all three offerings regarding Karres starting with James Schmitz original “Witches of Karres and ending with your recent “Sorceress of Karres”. I have to say. You did an excellent job of carrying on Schmitz’s characters, the planet of Karres and its universe. Hopefully there will be at least one more installment to wrap up the various relationships i.e.. do Pausert and Goth finally marry? Does Pausert ever become an accomplished witch? What happens to the Lewitt?

  18. ELLEN BENODIN says:

    26 June 2014

    Ellen C. Benodin
    122 Pronghorn Place
    Montgomery, TX 77316

    Mssrs. Eric Flint and
    Charles E. Gannon
    C/o Baen Publishing Enterprises
    P.O. Box 1403
    Riverdale, NY 10471

    Re: Typos in 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies, 2014, hard copy

    Gentlemen:

    As an addict of the entire 1632 series, much of it read in eBook format, I’ve come to expect and forgive (due to the price) poorer editing in the electronic versions. I was surprised, however, to find a number of typos in the hardcopy of this latest contribution to the storyline. I can’t promise that the “catches” are comprehensive – they are only what jumped out at me on first reading. Here they are, should you wish to correct them in any future printings:

    Page (in hardcopy) Line/Paragraph Words
    206 5th paragraph, 4th line down “more a decade”; should be “more than a decade…”
    296 4th paragraph, 3d full line up from bottom of paragraph “Cornelis Jol brought world…”; should be “… brought word…”
    434 Next to last line on page “be believed”; should be “he believed…”
    503 2d and 3d paragraphs alternating between “Equiluz” and Eguiluz”; I assume the “q” is correct
    506 3d full paragraph, 8th line from top of paragraph “Eguiluz” again
    513 3d full paragraph, 6th line from top of paragraph “of be able”; should be “of being able”
    541 4th paragraph “less impatient that du Plessis…”; should be “less impatient than du Plessis….”

    With gratitude for many enjoyable hours of reading,

    Sincerely,

    Ellen C. Benodin

  19. You might be interested in an article in the summer 2014 Threepenny Review about West Virginia. The article is by Richard Rapport, entitled The Late Senator Byrd’s Political Advisors. He’s a physician who practiced in West VA in the early 70s and returned for a visit many years later. I amused to find a mention of the former Grantville Hospital. Humor aside, it’s a worthwhile read.

  20. ivanimbro says:

    Just started 1824. Hoping to find a young Choctaw of the Innominee.

  21. Cody Adams says:

    As a History buff I have to say I REALLY enjoy reading the 1632 series. I remember the first time I saw the original 1632 book with the 17th century pikemen and a pickup truck full of gun toting Americans, my first thought was “Whaaa..?” Then I read the book and haven’t stopped since. It’s really great to read a fiction work with some of my favorite historical figures (Like Gustavus and Cromwell) and get to see their personalities in action. I just bought one of the 1636 books today and can’t wait to blaze through it. Also PLEASE bring back Gustavus Adolphus! ;)

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  26. Jeff Wieler says:

    You say: ERIC: There is no “standard way” in which two or more authors collaborate. It depends entirely on the partners involved and how they like to work together. A good collaboration, in my opinion, depends mainly on two things.

    The first, so obvious it wouldn’t seem to require mention — but it does — is that you get along well with your partner. Being on friendly personal terms is pretty much critical. I won’t go so far as to say that no collaborations have ever worked between people who disliked each other… but not many, that’s for sure. The friendship may be closer or more distant, but it pretty much has to be there for a collaboration to work well.

    However, one of the greatest collaborations was the melding of music and lyrics by the fanous antagonists Gilbert and Sullivan.

  27. Alan Kohn says:

    I am the CANCON 2015 Cosplay Coordinator, and I hope you can help me.
    The Canberra Games Society Inc (CGS) is devoted to the furthering of ‘gaming’ in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and beyond. This includes war gaming and other games.

    The CGS runs several events each year. “CANCON” in January, and “Wintercon” in July. “CANCON” is Australia’s largest and oldest gaming event (37 years this year) and is held on the Australia day weekend (This year’s CANCON had around 2500 players and 10000 Visitors over it’s the three days. We also had 30+ Vendors.).

    Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent specific characters from movies, TV shows etc. The highlight of Cosplay at CANCON 2015 will be the ‘The CANCON Summer Cosplay Ball’. One of the activities at the ball this year will be a charity Auction to Raise money for “Solider On” a Charity supporting Veterans and I am seeking your help with Item or Items to auction off.

    We would be happy to advertise your support for the Auction on our Websites, Face book pages and any other advertising we do for the Auction well as at the convention and the ball itself.

    Any assistance you could provide for this event would be appreciated please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
    Yours Sincerely

    ALAN KOHN
    CANBERRA GAMES SOCIETY
    COSPLAY COORDINATOR

  28. I enjoyed your eponymous blog, The Official Website of Author Eric Flint. I am working on a history book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Science. Commerce. Art. Literature. Military. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavor.

    P.S. It concerns Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.

  29. David says:

    Eric,
    do you comment on the forums at baen?
    if so would you mind sharing your screen name?

  30. Chris Berman says:

    Hello Eric,

    I was hoping very much to meet up with you at Necronomicon, Tampa in October but as fate would had it, you were stuck in the Chicago airport. I am a military historian, MA from Norwich University and also a published SF author that includes some alternate history work in a new release titled DAS BELL, about Die Glocke (the Nazi Bell). Anyway, I very much wanted to meet you to autograph a few of your books and to discuss a possible proposal with you. As this contact form includes my e-mail address, and if you are interested in contacting me, please write back.

  31. Igor Conka says:

    Hi Eric, I’m translating fantasy and SF into Slovak language (finishing Stanley G. Weinbaum) and publishing it only as e-books. I was interested in translating 1632 and publish it same way. Would it be possible to contact you via e-mail? Thank you.

  32. Robert berry says:

    Dear Eric: any plans to do a fourth Witches of Karres installment? what you accomplished in #2 & 3 was fantastic, A fourth could wrap things nicely. Thank you, Robert Berry

  33. Jake Janse says:

    Dear Eric,

    I first wish to say that I’m a HUGE fan of the ring of fire series and enjoy listening to the audiobooks at work. But I have a question regarding the release of audio books.

    I’m sorry if I’m asking this in the wrong place, I’m willing to bet you don’t really have any control of the production and release of the audiobook versions of your works but I’d like to ask if I may.

    I was glad to find the recently released audiobooks of The Galileo Affair and The Ram Rebellion along with a few others that I am unable to listen to as they take place down the line for their respective narratives and the ones prior to them (I.E. The Bavarian Crises or The Cannon Law) haven’t been released, or even made yet.

    Would you happen to know why the audiobooks for the main story line are taking so long to be released?

  34. Arne Olsen says:

    Erik your series “Trail of Glory” seems to have hit a roadblock. It’s not even listed in your forthcoming column. I sure hope that it hasn’t siderailed, as I personally find it intreguing and extremely well written, especially when dealing with the hypocrisy of those staunch defenders of …”a Republic of the People by the People…” when dancing around the subject of that abonomation: the institution of slavery.
    A case of so many pots simmering on the stove and so little time maybe!
    Or maybe one slave insurection at a time what with Mesa taking priority.
    Anyway keep those good novels coming.

  35. Richard Vaggione says:

    Dear Eric,

    You are probably tired of receiving accolades for your splendid 1632 series of novels. Currently I am reading an uncorrected copy of “Cardinal Virtues” and enjoying it immensely. Still, as it is an uncorrected version I thought it might be open to correction. I very much appreciate your Latin quotes, but some of them happen to be incorrect, and I thought now might be a good time to correct them.

    In chapter 17 (at the Baptism) you give a psalm which begins

    “Si introiero in tabernaculum domus meae, si ascendero in lectum strati mei…” etc., which you then translate, “Lord, my heart is not haughty…” etc.

    Unfortunately, the Latin is Ps. 132[131]:3-5, but the translation is that of Ps. 131[130]:1.

    The Latin you give translates as:

    “I will not go into the tabernacle of my house; I will not go up to the couch of my bed…” [until etc.]

    The reason for the confusion is that the Latin (and Greek) psalters differ from most English ones by one number throughout much of their length; our Psalm 132 is thus their Psalm 131, our Psalm 131 is their 130, and so on. It would be less distracting if you could choose one psalm or the other for both text and translation. I’m pretty sure you wanted Ps. 131 [130] because a little further on it speaks of being like a “weaned child”.

    As an aside, in Chapter 31 you correctly quote (in English) as “Psalm XX”: “The king shall rejoice in thy judgment, O Lord”. That is its correct number in most Latin Psalters; in most English ones, however, it is Psalm XXI.

    An error of another kind occurs in Chapter 27 (the coronation).

    The Latin of Ps. 43(42):4 is given there as:

    “et introibo ad altare tuum ad Deum laetitiae et exultationis meae, et confitebor tibi in cithara Deus Deus meus” which is translated “I will go in to the altar of God, to God who giveth joy to my youth” (not translating the final clause).

    This time text and translation are both from the same psalm, but not from the same version of the Latin psalter. St. Jerome did a translation of the Psalter directly from the Hebrew which he intended to be the new norm. Nobody bought it. A slightly adjusted version of the pre-existing “Gallican Psalter” remained the norm in liturgy until the 1960’s, when a “New Vulgate” was issued which was a kind of a “Revised Standard Version” of the old liturgical psalter with one eye on Jerome’s Hebrew one.

    Now the upshot of all this is that your Latin is the text of Jerome’s “Hebrew Psalter”, but your English translation is a translation of the Gallican one.

    The Latin of the (certainly more correct) Gallican version at this point would be:

    “et introibo ad altare Dei, ad Deum qui laetificat iuventutem meam, et confitebor tibi in cithara, Deus Deus meus”

    The English of the “Hebrew Psalter” you do have is:

    “I will go in to thine altar, to the God, of my joy and gladness…”followed by the untranslated phrase: “…and upon the harp will I give thanks to thee, O God, my God.”

    I hope you haven’t concluded from all this that I’m some kind of learned nut, but as one of the joys of your series is its meticulous historical and geographical research, it seemed a shame to ignore something like this so easily corrected if it is indeed still possible.

    Naturally, feel free to drop all of this in the “round file” if need be.

    I will conclude only by saying that my real complaint about the book is that after 47 chapters and an Epilogue you leave your readers poised on tenterhooks, while forcing them to wait another six months or year to find out what happened!

    Keep up the good work (and the series)!

    With every good wish,

    Fr. Richard Vaggione, OHC

    • While comments and corrections are always welcome, you should understand that the uncorrected manuscripts will undergo a detailed pass by a copy-editor who has been the sole copy-editor for the series since it began.

      On the other hand, specialist knowledge such as yours is always welcome, and thanks for the compliments.

      -_ Rick Boatright
      Head Geek
      1632

  36. Rod Ryan says:

    Eric – I first heard about your 1632 series some years ago and put it on my ‘to do’ list. This year I have finally started. One of my older brothers has been obsessed with the Thirty Years War for many years and I can now understand why.

    I am writing this from Weimar, Thuringia where I have just arrived (this trip has been planned for some time for other reasons, before I had even started reading 1632). I am not sure whether I will be able to get down to ‘Grantville, USE’ ( near Bad Blankenburg?) but I certainly hope to make a small detour to Breitenfeld on the Autobahn to Berlin.

    I agree with many other posters – this would make a fantastic miniseries. Shows like The walking Dead and Game of thrones I think show that audiences appreciate complex multi-character fantasy works.

    Lastly, has 1632 been translated into German? I think it would be a massive hit, especially down here in Thuringia. Reading ‘Ring of Fire I’ on the plane here has really added to the experience of coming to this famous area.

    • Rod Ryan says:

      Eric, I persuaded the Orchestra President (my wife) to take a small detour with our bus just as we had passed Leipzig on the way to Berlin, and we visited the Gustav Adolf Denkmal (monument) at Breitenfeld. It is very simple, but it was very moving. And there were beautiful wild poppies growing on the field of that famous battle.

      “Glaubensfreiheit für die Welt, rettete bei Breitenfeld
      Gustav Adolf, Christ und Held. Am 7.September.1631″

  37. Will ANY more Ring of Fire Press books be published
    as Print-on-Demand?
    So far, on Amazon, only three (3) of the are available
    in physical paperbacks.
    I do not have a computer,or internet access, at home
    and I like reading real physical books.
    Reading for a screen is almost painfull for me.

  38. neal says:

    have been trying to make contact at Grantville site to fix some info, not only no response, but the CONTACT US page doesn’t work at all. I am a longtime reader and fan of Eric’s work, Baen and 1632XXXX but this is ridiculous. fix it or contact me, please.

  39. Cobbler says:

    Eric,

    I can’t figure out how to sign up for the Bar. So I’m posting this here.

    Christina Kobb is head of theory at Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. She’s also a doctoral candidate at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Ms. Kobb spent years researching nineteenth century instructions for playing harpsicord and pianoforte. Her most useful sources were written around 1820.

    Those instructions were very different from the modern style she learned. It took her three years to retrain her body and hands to the old style. Which turns out to have advantages and disadvantages when compared to the modern approach. Here’s more information.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/science/playing-mozart-piano-pieces-as-mozart-did.html?mwrsm=Email

    The GG is full of tales of music and musicians. I’d expect uptime and downtime keyboard styles to come up in conversation.

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