Grantville Gazette, Volume 35, is proud to include new author David W. Dove's "Solemn Duty" in our May 2011 issue. A very touching story that will grab the heart of military folk everywhere. As well, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett are back to their old tricks with "The Beckies," a story explaining just why Mike Stearns invented yet another money.
Iceland gets some play in Iver P. Cooper's "Fire and Ice," along with just a touch of the pirates of Barbary. Kim Mackey is back with "Boom Toys" and we know just how much our readers love all the boomenstoff. Terry Howard brings us Jimmy Dick again, with "Dueling Philosophers."
Did you ever wonder where the song about those greasy, grimy gopher guts came from? Well, Virginia DeMarce knows where it came from in the 1632 Universe and is happy to tell us all how it happened in "Arrested Development." Our own Saint George is at it again, in, naturally, "Saint George Does It Again," by Kerryn Offord.
Herb Sakalaucks is back with Part Nine of his "Northwest Passage" serial, and Garrett W. Vance is still saving the dodo in "Second Chance Bird, Episode Four."
It's all great stuff, and comes with our latest nonfictions from Iver P. Cooper and Gus Kritikos, "Untying the Wind" and "The Progression of Trauma Care and Surgery after the Ring of Fire, Part 2."
The Universe Annex offers "The Medic" by Fox Mc Geever, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch does a great essay in her column Notes from the Buffer Zone, with "Influences."
Modern medical practices—as well as a dirigible—from Kerryn Offord. A homily from David Dove, a thief's adventure and redemption from John Zeek. Economics as only Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett can manage, and wooden pipe from Terry Howard's Kimi factory.
The dodos are still there, as Garrett W. Vance explains and a new two-part story from Jack Carroll and Edith Wild explores justice in Grantville.
Nonfiction concentrates on the aforementioned dirigibles, with highways in the air and the specifics for building a dirigible from Iver Cooper and Kerryn Offord.
The Universe Annex story is from J. F. Keeping and has whales! How can you pass that up?
Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses the past and the future, e-publishing, mass culture and more. You want to read this.
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Oh, my! Blood in the streets of Erfurt! Whatever could have happened? It's easy to find out. Just read Bjorn Hasseler's "Blood in Erfurt." Go ahead. We'll wait.
The Amazing Dr. Gribbleflotz is back in Grantville Gazette, Volume 37. Running for President? You must be wondering: President of What? Check out Kerryn Offord's "Dr. Phil for President." Terry Howard's "Dreams Can Come True . . ." shows that sometimes things go wrong to turn out right and David W. Dove's "Buddy" will bring tears to your eyes.
Keeping Murphy in front of you is important in life. It helps stop accidents. Read how in Rick Boatright's "The Society of Saint Philip of the Screwdriver." That's St. Philip Neri, folks. The conclusion of Jack Carroll's and Edith Wild's two-part story "Equal Rights" appears in this volume, and we're sure you'll be interested in what happened to the bad guys.
Garrett W. Vance has characters deep in the Indian Ocean, stranded on an island . . . or does he? Check out "Second Chance Bird, Episode Six."
Nonfiction this issue is, as always, full of information. J. D. McCartney, for an assignment in college, chose "Playing Nice in Someone Else's Sandbox: An Examination of the 1632 Universe and the Grantville Gazette." It's all about us! And quite a good read, too. Iver P. Cooper examines what is likely in terms of weather in the 1632 Universe in "Climate: The Little Ice Age After the Ring of Fire." Lots of interesting information there.
Thomas Allen Mays has delivered "Strategic Deployment" for our Universe Annex department, and quite a delivery it is. Hard science fiction, a story that will set your heart to racing.
And investigate Kristine Kathryn Rusch's "Geek Summer." The world is changing faster than we can keep up with.