Saturday, 16 January 2016
Dominic Flandry And Eric von Shrakenberg
"One reason the apartment was costly to rent was that it included state-of-the-art antibugging devices. Technicians personally loyal to Flandry made periodic inspections to be sure the system was still working."
-Poul Anderson, Flandry's Legacy (New York, 2012), p. 319.
At age 60, SM Stirling's Eric von Shrakenberg is:
"'Senator, possible Archon-to-Be, war hero, Party bigwig, darlin' of the Aerospace Command...'"
-SM Stirling, The Stone Dogs (New York, 1990), p. 267 -
- and able to assure his niece:
"'Don't worry...This place is swept daily by technicians personally loyal to me. It works, or I'd be dead.'" (p. 270)
Flandry is "...still trim and tough..." (Flandry's Legacy, p. 29) at 61 and von Shrakenberg looks "...like a very fit sixty..." (The Stone Dogs, p. 268)