And here we go again! Grantville Gazette, Volume 44 is ready.
A new author for us, one Alistair Kimble, presents "The Maltese Crux." Bogart would be proud to play one of these roles. Robert E. Waters is back with "The River of His Memory" and we'll guarantee that you'll be touched by it. On the ironic side, Kerryn Offord has provided "I'm From the Government, and I'm Here to Help." And haven't we all heard that joke!
Bradley H. Sinor and Tracy S. Morris are back, this time with "It's About Time: An Ode." Oh, what kinds of trouble Betsy can get into! Jack Carroll, in a more serious vein, provides "A Capital Idea," and yes, they're talking about capital and capitols both.
Enrico Toro and David Carrico are continuing their series with "Euterpe, Part Five," and an excellent episode it is. Always good to hear from the opera contingent, isn't it? Rainer Prem continues his story with "Ein Feste Burg, Episode Five," and there's a good bit of swashing and buckling in this one. Garrett W. Vance offers "Second Chance Bird, Episode Twelve," with Pam and crew finally reaching some form of safety.
Nonfiction this issue is Iver P. Cooper's "Airship Propulsion, Part Four: The Aereon," which for some reason leaves this editor thinking of dolphins moving up and down. Only this time, they'll move through an ocean of air.
Amanda E. Forrest gives us a touching story called "Paper Baby," and Kristine Kathryn Rusch is going "Crazy" in her column Notes From the Buffer Zone. We leave it to the reader to decide if it's crazy-crazy or crazy-smart, but we know where we're voting!
Here you go. Grantville Gazette, Volume 44, ready now.
We're always pleased to introduce a new author or two, and this issue has our first offering from Caroline Palmer, "M. Klein Fashion Dolls," and it's not just about dolls. It's about life. For a very new twist on cultures, don't miss Griffin Barber's take on the Mughal Empire, "The Midnight Garden." Very different way of life there.
Terry Howard is back with "Sole Heir," a story about taking responsibility, among other things. Kerryn Offord offers "Accidental Heroes," and the responsibility there is huge.
David Carrico and Enrico Toro are continuing the Euterpe stories, this time with "Cadence," which has happiness, tragedy, and all sorts of emotions. Rainer Prem gives us Episode Six of his "Ein Feste Burg," in which we find out some of what else is going on in seventeenth-century Germany. And Garrett W. Vance is finalizing his serial "Second Chance Bird" with episode thirteen. Lots of exciting stuff going on!
Iver P. Cooper is investigating big guns in "Naval Armament and Armor, Part One, Big Guns at Sea. Kristine Kathryn Rusch is "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" and isn't a bit averse to admitting it, either.
Another new author, this time in the Universe Annex, is Rebecca Birch, who presents "Guardian," another culture, another time, and all excitement.
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.