Eric Flint, the editor of Baen’s Universe has announced that the on-line magazine will close following the April 2010 issue, signifying a four-year run for the magazine. Baen is offering a plan for subcribers to receive back issues. According to Flint, Baen was “never able to get and retain enough subscribers to put us on a sales plateau that would allow us to continue publishing.”
Following an angiogram, doctors have determined that Eric Flint needs to undergo bypass surgery to clear several blockages. He is scheduled for surgery on Thursday, April 30 and expects to spend about a week in the hospital recuperating before returning home to continue his recuperation.