And we're back again, just like clockwork. Grantville Gazette Volume 53, ready for you.
Bjorn Hasseler has two articles this issue, the story "The Seven Dwarves and the Generals Jackson," which is hilarious, and "Writing for the Grantville Gazette: Who, What and When," which has suggestions we hope folks take to heart. The Gazette is always looking for more writers. Terry Howard got busy with Jack Carroll and they've produced "Oh, Such Language!" a tale of heartbreak and revenge, with a bit of a twist. Kerryn Offord's offering this issue is "My Wife, the Axe Murderer," and I'm just not going to tell you how it ends. You'll enjoy the read.
In our serials, Rainer Prem continues his "Ein feste Burg" with Episode 14, which has a twist of its own. Jack Carroll and Edith Wild are on Episode Five of their serial "The Undergraduate," a truly interesting tale. And Virginia DeMarce is back with "An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Two," a complex tale of plague, war, and politics.
Nonfiction this issue is from Rainer Prem and Edith Wild, who brought us "A Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake, Part 1." It's a study of the differences in school systems in the United States and Germany. Very informative.
Garrett W. Vance is still writing about the Time Spike universe, with "The Mysterious Mesa, Part Three: Jacob's Ladder." Good stuff! And our Universe Annex author is new to the Gazette, Pat R. Steiner, who brings us "God Eye," a spooky tale that will give you the shivers.
The 1632 Minicon is being held at Marcon in Columbus, Ohio on May 9 - 11. We hope to see you there and have included our panel schedule in "Minicon 2014—Amended with Marcon Schedule." Last but never least, Kristine Kathryn Rusch is here with "Notes From The Buffer Zone: History and Its Alternates."
And we're off again! Mark Huston is back with us, presenting "The Queen's Gearhead," a story involving the queen in the Low Countries and some devilment caused by some really unwise types. Gotta read that. A new author for the Gazette, Karina Gallam, brings us "Perception," a story about looking at things a bit of a different way. As well, Terry Howard and Esther Merriken have come up with "Franklin's Monsters, Act IV: Apples of Love," a story that helps us see just what differences the Ring of Fire can make.
Our serials this issue start with Virginia DeMarce's "An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Three," a very involved story featuring Monsieur Gaston, who is quite a piece of work, along with the grand duke of Burgundy and his new wife. Rainer Prem continues with the fifteenth episode of "Ein feste Burg," which is a record for serials in the Gazette and a story that has stayed interesting for a long time. Jack Carroll and Edith Wild have brought "The Undergraduate" to a close with Episode Six, but we hope we'll hear more from these characters.
Nonfiction continues "Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake, Part 2" and I have to say that some of the people mentioned in it have certainly been vindicated over the years since they lived. Time Spike and Garrett W. Vance continue with "The Mysterious Mesa, Part Four: Giants in the Earth," and those characters face a lot of challenges. You'll want to read about them.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch isn't at all nostalgic for the past, but she certainly has plenty of memories of the excitement in her lifetime. As do many of us, I suspect.
Grantville Gazette, Volume 55 is ready and raring for reading. This volume starts off with Bjorn Hasseler's "Occupied Saxony," a very interesting tale. Which, of course, is followed by another, Kevin H. and Karen C. Evans' "Murder and Chocolate," all about skullduggery in Denmark.
Two new—to us—writers join us for this volume, Tim Sayeau with "Decisions of State," and Eric S Brown leaves his own universe to join the 1632 universe with "The Magic of the Speedster." We know you'll enjoy them, as well as "Gifts of Providence" by Terry Howard and Jack Carroll.
Rainer Prem continues his serial, "Ein feste Burg" with Episode Sixteen, an intriguing tale of, well, intrigue. Good stuff. And Virginia DeMarce continues "An Uneasy Kind of Peace," with Episode Four, all building up to big revelations yet to come.
Our Time Spike department has Garrett W. Vance's "The Mysterious Mesa, Part Five: Horses of a Different Color," and boy are they different! And Frances Silversmith takes the Universe Annex in a new direction with "Net-working."
All this, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Notes From The Buffer Zone column, "The Cutting Edge."
You just can't beat it. Grantville Gazette, Volume 55, waiting for you.