Well, those Shakespeare grandsons are at it again. And just who are they after? Doc Abrabanel, of all people. Of course, to their way of thinking, they've got every right. Check that out in "Ya' Gets Yer Money and Ya' Gets Yer Choice" by Virginia DeMarce, along with her other offering "Advice and Counsel." Trust me, you do not want to be a marriage counselor in the seventeenth century. You really don't.
The Inquisitor makes the news again, in Bradley H. Sinor and Tracy S. Morris' "Still Life with Wolves and Canvases." Yes, werewolves. You were expecting vampires?
Thomas Richardson offers "Tortured Souls," a story about a girl who came to a truly bad end. Kerryn Offord gives us "The Vice President's Plane is Down," an adventure for all. "Another Man's Treasure" is from Terry Howard; a story about some youngsters who really want to do something.
"Which Way is Up?" Pretty important question, that. See what John F. Harvell has to say about it. And David Carrico comes back to the magazine with "Prelude," which is about the Bach family. Yes, those Bachs.
Nonfiction this issue is very interesting: "A Night with Venus: STIs and Their Treatment in the 1630s" from Gus Kritikos, "Industrial Alchemy: Part 3, Organic Chemistry Methods and Canonical Appearances," from Iver P. Cooper, and "The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient: A very basic guide to the use of oxen" from Karen Bergstralh.
Join us. Lots to learn, lots to experience. It's all right here, in Grantville Gazette, Volume 26.
And off we go again with another issue of the Grantville Gazette! Lots of good reading, right here, right now.
Johann Bach is back in David Carrico's "Adagio," and this time he's interested in (gasp!) a dancer. Speaking of dancers, take a look at Iver P. Coopers "Two Left Feet" for another view of the subject. Virginia DeMarce is back to the Lutherans with "The Truth About That Cat and Pup," which just proves that theological disagreements never quite go away.
Jack Carroll takes us to Ireland in "A Friend in Need," an interesting trip. Murder and mayhem abound in Kerryn Offord's "The Money Franchise." In Grantville a shortage of a particular delicacy prompts Terry Howard's "McAdams' Blue Cheese Mine," while an, um, invented shall we say, shortage makes Ray Christiansen's "Water Conservation" a story to smile about.
Kevin and Karen Evans have brought us Part One of their new serial "No Ship for Tranquebar" and who knows where the Upwind will travel? Nonfiction is full of interest with Iver P. Cooper's fourth treatise on alchemy. Well, okay. Chemistry. The Ottoman Empire has been ignoring Grantville. What to know why? Check out Panteleimon Roberts' "What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate" and find out. And I always did wonder why there was so much talk about those stallions. Take a read of Karen Bergstralh's "Stallions vs. Geldings as War and Riding Horses."
Ah, yes. There really was a Countess Erdmuthe Juliana of Honstein. And she really did believe what she believed. But you'll have to read Virginia DeMarce's "Or the Horse May Learn to Sing" to find out what that was.
Air travel is quick, right? Hm. Well, maybe not always. Check out Jack Carroll's "Time to Spare, Go by Air." If you love the movies, take a look at what's happening in silent pictures in Kerryn Offord's "On His Majesty's Secret Service."
For what's up in Finland, read Terry Howard's "Common Market." Interesting goings-on there, as usual. Walt Boye's gives us a tragedy in "A Great Drowning of Men," proving that you have to be a bit careful about what you think about butterfly wing flapping. And David Carrico returns with Marla Linder and friends, with "Interlude."
The serials are pretty nifty, too. The Sakalaucks bring us part three of "Northwest Passage" and the Evans continue with part two of "No Ship for Tranquebar."
Borax, bulls and burned-out cities . . . that's what you'll read about in our nonfiction offerings from Iver Cooper, Karen Bergstralh and David Carrico. As well, Virginia DeMarce has furnished a column all about how to find appropriate names for the 1632 universe.