Thursday, 10 August 2017
Flandry And Bond: Exercise And Food
-Poul Anderson, A Stone In Heaven IN Anderson, Flandry's Legacy (Riverdale, NY, 2012), pp. 1-188 AT Chapter III, p. 29.
"Reluctantly [Bond] proceeded to a quarter of an hour of knee-bends and press-ups and deep-breathing chest-expansions..."
-Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (London, 1965), Chapter 11, p. 99.
Loathing and reluctance but necessity. Anderson can use "gero treatments" to keep Flandry active over sixty whereas Fleming must revise Bond's fictional biography to keep him under sixty.
"James Bond was not a gourmet." (Chapter 2, p. 23)
I think that Flandry is but can anyone pin this down with a quote?