It's that time again! Time to check out just what's going on in Eric Flint's 1632 Universe!
The law is . . . many things to many people. Samuel Krapp thinks some of them are perverse. Ouch. Read why in Virginia DeMarce's "Speaking of Uncle Abner." And who would think that plain old measles is a problem? Most of Grantville is about to find out why. Read about it in "The Red Menace: Latency" by Gus Kritikos and Kerryn Offord. Plain old measles? 'Fraid not.
Jose Clavell is back with his navy cops in "NCIS: No Greater Love." Find out who has the greater love. Terry Howard and James Copley quote the Devil in "Yes, Dear." Mind, it's the Devil in Damned Yankees, so he's an entertaining fellow.
Our serials continue with Herbert and William Sakalauck's in "Northwest Passage, Part 4," where the French start getting involved. Karen and Kevin Evan are headed east with "No Ship for Tranquebar, Part Three." And we've got plastics galore—or information about them—in Iver P. Cooper's "Industrial Alchemy, Part 5: Polymers." Back to the measles in Gus Kritikos' "Common Childhood Diseases in the 1630s, Part 1, Fevers with Rashes."
Better late than never, as they say! Grantville Gazette Volume 30 has at last arrived!
Our new department, the Universe Annex, makes it's debut this issue. We have columns and a science fiction or fantasy story that aren't related to the 1632 universe. All very interesting and R. J. Ortega's "Summerland Rentals" is a fantasy you don't want to miss.
Back in 1632, see Virginia DeMarce's "Nor the Moon by Night" and "Historically Well Preserved." Different places and different people, all interesting. Kerryn Offord gives us "The Boat," the story of just what happened about that expensive boat that got wrecked . . . by the government. Blaise Pascal is at it again in Tim Roesch's "Blaise Pascal and the Adders of Apraphul."
Terry Howard writes about Rev. Al Green and what happens to him in "A Tale of Two Alberts," while Bradley H. Sinor and Tracy S. Morris bring back their bubbly reporter in "A Study in Redheads." Harry Lefferts is up to his usual antics in David Carrico's "Hair of the Dog." European immigration to the new world is tackled in Herbert and William Sakalaucks' "Northwest Passage, Part 5" while Kevin and Karen Evans bring us the last part of their India trip story, "No Ship for Tranquebar, Part Fours."
Nonfiction this issue has Rick Boatright's "The Aqualator" and you're just not going to believe the direction of computer science in this universe! Not to mention, there's no telling what's going to happen with ships in this alternate future. Read Iver P. Cooper's "The Multihull and the Mariner."
We finish off with two new columns, one from Bud Webster from his Past Masters series and one from Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Great reading, loads of info! What more could you ask for?
Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about the way times have changed in our time line in her column Notes From the Buffer Zone. Well, what about the way times might have changed in the new time line of 1632?
Lots of differences, don't you think? There's the breakdown of social barriers, as portrayed in James Copley's "Margarete's Rose." Technology makes its mark in Jack Carroll's "Storm Signals." Something as simple as an April Fool joke causes a bit of, er, irritation on the part of one man in Iver P. Cooper's "Lion's Tower," not to mention the changes brought about by the railroads, which you can read about in Iver's "Stitching the Country Together."
Henneberg experiences a wrenching change in Virginia DeMarce's "The Red Flage of Henneberg." Swiss Army knives? Maybe not so much. See Kim Schoeffel's "Me Fecit Solingen Nicht" for what could happen there. Papermaking has lots of potential for improvement, as in Terry Howard's "The Future Is Where You Started."
And not all the things the up-timer's bring are good things. Check out what's happening to the grapes and wine-making industry in Kerryn Offord's "Rotkäppchen." Music we know will be affected, and Enrico Toro and David Carrico demonstrate that in "Euterpe, Episode 4." Herb Sakalaucks is back with the next episode of what might be going on in the New World in "Northwest Passage, Part Six."
Now, back in our own timeline, what might go on in space sometime in the future? Check out Jason K. Chapman's "The Long Fall" for one take on that.
And off we go again, in another volume (Number 32) of the Grantville Gazette!
Gorg Huff gives us "All Steamed Up." Did you ever wonder what was going on with the children of an up-timer/down-timer marriage? Here's what's happening with some of them.
Bjorn Hasseler has written the story of just what might happen when folks start trying to reconstruct the original text of the Bible. Check out "Bibelgesellschaft."
Things, many things, were a bit different in the 1630s. Marriage, for one. So take a look at Kerryn Offord's latest offering, "A Marriage of Inconvenience." A guy has to make mastercraftsman somehow, doesn't he?
Nicholas Keyser saw something in a story published a few issues back, and it nagged at him a bit. "Requiem in Blue" is his resolution.
Terry Howard offers "The Baptist Basement Bar and Grill." Yes, that's what I said. Have a look.
We're starting a new serial this issue. Garrett Vance, our art director, is an author to conjure with as well. Take a look at "Second Chance Bird, Episode One."
Nonfiction this issue comes from Iver P. Cooper and Gorg Huff. Iver discusses the "Treasures of the Earth: Geophysical and Geochemical Prospecting," while Gorg presents a treatise on economics called "Point Source." Interesting stuff!
Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes about one of our favorite topics—stories, stories, stories. Have a look at "The Importance of Stories."
Yep. Once again, the Grantville Gazette is up and running!
John Zeek is back with "King of the Road," but it's nothing like the Roger Miller tune of years ago. James Copley gives us "Transit," a love story, 1632 style.
Kerryn Offord offers "Black Gold," and yes, it's the black gold that runs the world, oil. Terry Howard is still having trouble with those Anabaptists . . . or are the Anabaptists having trouble with Grantville? Check out "Fire and Brimstone."
Garrett W. Vance is back with Episode Two of "Second Chance Bird," and the folks who are hunting those darn dodos. Herb Sakalaucks has lots of people headed to the new world in "Northwest Passage, Part Seven."
Nonfiction this issue has Iver P. Cooper's "Renaissance Boogie: Dancing in Early Modern Europe." Boy, it was a lot more important than the average guy would expect. Kerryn Offord is back with "A Visit to Wietze," which is, oddly enough, about a visit to the Wietze oil fields.
Patty Jansen is our Universe Annex author, with "His Name in Lights." And we've got Bud Webster and Kristine Kathryn Rusch writing columns for us, a real treat.
Lots of stuff going on in Grantville Gazette 34, indeed. Just how did seventeenth century Germany decide to elect a female vice president, hm? Check out "Warm Spit" by Virginia DeMarce.
Lots of buzz... oh, wait. That's the bees. See "Portrait of Bees in Spring" by Bradley H. Sinor and Tracy S. Morris. But there really is buzz in Suhl. See "Going Home," by John Zeek. And everyone loves a hero, even if it was more-or-less by accident, don't they? Take a look at "The Dragon Slayer" by Kerryn Offord.
Sarah Hays is a new author for us. She teamed up with our Terry Howard to produce "Orlando Delivers." Check it out. They're busy in the new world, too. Read "Northwest Passage, Part 8" by Herbert Sakalaucks.
And they're off to save the dodo, if only they can actually find one . . . For that, try Garrett W. Vance's "Second Chance Bird, Episode Three."
Nonfiction is about trains and training. Take a look at Iver P. Cooper's "Locomotion: The Next Generation" and Gus Kritikos' "The Progression of Trauma Care and Surgery after the Ring of Fire, Part One.
Universe Annex is offering a fantasy this issue, "How to Catch a Falling Star" by Stuart D. Gibbon. And you can't miss Kristine Kathryn Rusch's column, Notes From The Buffer Zone!
Jump on in! Grantville Gazette 34 is ready for you!