And here we are again! All ready for your reading enjoyment with Grantville Gazette, Volume 47.
Behind every man stands a strong wife. Just ask "Puss" Trelli, whose Sveta is one strong wife. And a heck of a shot, as you'll see in "St. George's Dragon" by Kerryn Offord. We all know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet, and Brad Banner brings those emotions to the fore in "Lost and Found."
Terry Howard has teamed up with a new author for the Gazette, one Esther Merriken. They've written about the start of animation in "Franklin's Monster, Act I, Fine Arts and Crafts. Alistair Kimble is back with "A Knight's Journey: Penance" all about, well, a knight. Of Malta, in fact. An organization which was on the downhill slide in the real 1630s, but who knows what might happen it these 1630s.
Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett present "Bartley's Man, Episode Two," a continuation of the life of Johan Kipper and his up-time wife, Darlene. Big doings there. And Rainer Prem continues his story about Duke Johann Ernst and the restoration of the Wartburg, which you'll recall got a bit crispy around the edges in the novel 1632.
Iver P. Cooper continues his nonfiction about naval armament with "Naval Armament and Armor, Part Three, Hitting the Target." Which appears to be quite a lot more difficult than you'd think. Garrett W. Vance is back with "Evening in Cahokia" a Time Spike story. People who think 1632 is way back in the past will be startled by what's going on way earlier!
Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers "A Purist Grownup Nerd, Kinda" in her column Notes From The Buffer Zone. In an opinion which echoes the opinions of many other purist grownup nerds, she hits the spot when it comes to certain types of literature, that's for sure. And join the 1632 group and Contraflow in New Orleans, October of 2013. It'll be fun. Check out "Contraflow!" in the column What's Up in the1632 Universe."
Lots of good stories this issue and we hope you enjoy them. Kerryn Offord tells us about a Viet Nam vet whose nightmares come back all of a sudden in "Trapped." On a lighter note, Mitch Townsend imagines the new bookmobile—although it has to be admitted that "mobile" is a bit different in 1632. See his "The Rolling Library."
Terry Howard and Esther Merriken are back with their artists, expanding the business greatly, in "Franklin's Monsters, Act II, Daumenkino Days." Good old Johan is still learning how to be married in the final episode of Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett's "Bartley's Man." And Rainer Prem continues his restoration work with "Ein Feste Burg, Episode 9."
Nonfiction by Iver P. Cooper tells us about warmaking with "Naval Armament and Armor, Part 4: Implements of Destruction." Lots of good info there. Garrett W. Vance, after finishing his previous serial in 1632, has moved over to Time Spike and serves up "Evening in Cahokia, Part Two," which has an abundance of adventure—including vicious monsters.
Kary English, in the Universe Annex, gives us "Flight of the Kikayon," a real heart-wrencher. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch provides "A Universe of Fiction" in her Notes From The Buffer Zone.
Oh, all sorts of things are going on in Germany. And France. And Spain. Take a look at Terry Howard's "All that Glitters . . ." to see what it is. Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett decided a murder mystery might be fun. See their "Murder at the Higgins."
St. George is off slaying those metaphorical dragons again in Kerryn Offord's "St. George's Ghosts." And there's news in education, which you'll learn about in Jack Carroll and Edith Wild's "The Undergraduate, Episode One." Rainer Prem continues his long-running serial "Ein Feste Burg, Episode 10.
At last some news on what's going on at the Grantville high school library. Take a look at Rick Boatright's "The Grantville State Library—A Guide for Writers and Fans. Iver P. Cooper sends us "Naval Armament and Armor, Part 5: Thrust and Parry" for those of you interested in naval matters.
Universe Annex is offering "Grandfather's Attic" by J. F. Keeping, a fantasy with some chilling events. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch is disturbed by certain events in science fiction publishing over past years. Take a look at her Notes From The Buffer Zone column: "Surprises".