Did you ever wonder what a down-time artist would make of say, Picasso. Or perhaps Dali? Well, Meriah L. Crawford and Robert E. Waters did, and then they wrote about it in "The Persistence of Dreams." Great story and we're sure you'll enjoy it. As well, Timothy Roesch teamed up with Sam Hidaka to give us their take on just what some of the up-time children might feel about being thrust into the past. Take a look at "The Things We Do for Love."
Griffin Barber is back with his Mughal stories in "Hunter, My Huntress," which gives us yet another look into the culture of the Mughal Empire. Very different it is, too. Who would ever have thought that a spymaster would enjoy having his picture taken? Well, that would be Kerryn Offord, who gives us "A Star is Born."
Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett wanted to write a story from the down-time point of view, so they picked a character they knew well from other stories and did just that in their new serial "Bartley's Man." Episode One is in Grantville Gazette, Volume 46. As is Episode Seven of Rainer Prem's "Ein Feste Burg," which is exploring various industrial developments and, of course, relationships between up- and down-time folks. Enrico Toro and David Carrico offer "The Duelist, A Continuation of the Euterpe Stories." My, my, what trouble some folks can get into . . .
Speaking of David Carrico . . . no, not trouble. David presented a panel on how music might change during the 1632 group's attendance at WorldCon last year. It's a pity you weren't all there to hear it, because it was truly wonderful. So much so, that we asked David to write it all down, which he has done in "After the Ring: A Musical Perspective." Iver P. Cooper is telling us more about what the navy may need in "Naval Armament and Armor, Part Two: Ready, Aim, Fire." We're sure that Admiral Simpson would be happy to have some of those weapons!
Our Universe Annex story is "Online War" by Frances Silversmith. It's an interesting tale that explores what plain old regular people might do when faced with bad things coming. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch is thinking about "Long Ago and Far Away" these days in her Notes From The Buffer Zone essay. Amazing the way things have changed so fast, isn't it?
Grantville Gazette, Volume 46 is ready for your reading pleasure.