This issue has a lot of real treats for our readers. Walt Boyes gives us "It's Just a Dog," about a real special sort of dog, much like Terry Howard's "German Puddles," also in this issue is about a real special sort of dog.
"Wings of Chance" by Kerryn Offord, however, isn't exactly about flying eagles. More about flying folks, actually . . .
Bradley H. Sinor and Susan P. Sinor bring us "All for One," their first co-written story for the Grantville Gazette. Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett are back with "Fresno Construction," and, no, it's not set in California. Garrett W. Vance offers "Second Chance Bird, Episode Ten," the longest running serial we've published, and Rainer Prem is back with "Ein feste Burg, Episode Two," our newest serial. And Tim Roesch's nursing student is back in "Letters Home, 5."
Nonfiction this month is Iver P. Cooper's "Airship Propulsaion, Part One: Thrust and Drag," which has several more episodes coming in future issues. And Rainer Prem provided "Language Societies of the Seventeenth Century," a look at some of what people in the "back then" spent their time doing.
Our Time Spike offering is "The Swarm" by David W. Dove. Boy, those bugs will give you the shivers.
Really neat columns from Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Bud Webster this issue. Kristine is "So Fan-girl" in Notes from the Buffer Zone and Bud is discussing "Secret Crocodiles and Strange Doings (Or Sometimes the Magic Really Works), which discusses R. A. Lafferty.
And we're back! Great issue this one, with two new writers joining us. A. P. Davidson gives us "Stockholm Syndrome," which is not about a hostage situation, and Griffin Barber came up with some interesting characters in his story "Bank On It."
Jack Carroll is back with us this issue with "In Remembrance," and David Carrico contributes "The Evening of the Day." Both stories have some sadness to them, but then, well, life does that, doesn't it? Robert E. Water's brings us "The Great Grantville Gander Pull," and we find out that even in our supposedly enlightened age, sometimes cruel things are gotten away with.
Ever get annoyed with a teenager? Then you'll sympathize with the characters in Kerryn Offord's "Our Man in Grantville" for sure. Bjorn Hasseler was the winner of a challenge to write us a short story of exactly 1,232 words. His winning entry is "Snipe Hunt." And Rainer Prem is back with episode three of "Ein feste Burg," which is getting very colorful these days.
Nonfiction from Iver P. Cooper is more about airships, this one "Airship Propulsion, Part Two: Revving Up." So if you want to build your own, take a look.
R. J. Ortega really means "Outside the Box," but it's not necessarily thinking outside the box that he's talking about. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch's column, Notes From The Buffer Zone, has a title that we've all experienced, "The English Class from Hell." How could you pass that up?
Grantville Gazette, Volume 42, ready and waiting for you now!
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Karen Bergstrahl's "Farm Vet," a tragedy in one act, which just goes to show that bad things really do happen to good people. Sumitra Patel traveled a long way, only to wind up traveling even farther with the Ring of Fire. Read about it in Thomas Richardson's "She Came Out (of India)."
Author David Dingwall is back with his English romance addict, in "Snared by a Good Book," our first story to cover two time periods, one in the old time line and one in the new time line caused by the Ring of Fire. And we all dream of winning the lottery, but there's a fella who was once in Grantville who knows that winning makes as many problems as it solves. Read about him in Kerryn Offord's "The Marked Man."
Our country and bluegrass singers are back in "Gloom, Despair and Agony on You" by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. And they're having a real good time, mostly. Rainer Prem writes "Ein feste Burg, Episode Four" for this issue and we guarantee that things are going off in a quite different direction that you might expect. "Second Chance Bird, Episode Eleven" by Garrett W. Vance stars one of our favorite characters, Pam Miller, and continues the saga of the dodos.
Iver P. Cooper is telling us about airship propulsion systems, this time in "Airship Propulsion, Part Three, Steaming Along." And Ronald D. Ferguson won the toss for our Universe Annex story for the issue, "Eavesdropping at the Keyhole to Forever."
And Kristine Kathryn Rusch has words to say about "Heroes Rising," in her Notes From the Buffer Zone column.