Every story in Grantville Gazette 82 is set in a different place. Joy Ward begins the issue with "Rock and Roll Barbie," in which Barbie and the Musicians of Bremen have all the usual issues of a new band—plus they're playing up-time music.
Michael Knopp takes us to court in Suhl, Thuringia-Franconia, where "The Railroad Business is Murder."
Bjorn Hasseler writes about an accusation of witchcraft at Grantville's high school, in "Clique, Clique, Boom."
"The Savage Oath" is Michael Lockwood's next story. Robert Lockwood meets the Pequod Nation.
This issue has two excellent stories in the Universe Annex. One is Edward M. Lerner's "The Company Bane, Part 1." His investigator is closing in, but it's a race against time.
In J. D. Jordan's story "Sh/ft" a young Hopi woman relates her experience with an unusual ability.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch has "Visions of the Future," we remind you to nominate a story for Best of 2018, and Walt Boyes showcases what's "Hot Off the Ring of Fire Press." Plus, come join us for the 1632 Minicon at Spikecon in July!
The first four stories in Grantville Gazette 80 see the return of several characters.
"The Mark of the Lion," by Kerryn Offord, asks what actions are worthy of the Medal of Honor, with a focus on John 'Puss' Trelli at Zielona Góra.
Matthias continues on his journeyman's training in "These Boots are Made for Walking" by Thomas K. Scot.
In Michael Lockwood's, "The Traitor's Oath," Robert and Susannah have a visitor—and he has a plan.
The d'Aubrays struggle with what is best for little Marie-Madeleine in "Protecting the Seed," by Tim Sayeau.
Then Kevin and Karen Evans introduce us to the Gough and Bowen families in Wales.
Iver Cooper continues is series on cryptography with "The Art of Secret Communication in the 1632 Universe: Par 2, Machine Cryptosystems." Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes about old-timers in fandom. Walt Boyes details the new books available from Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press.
Finally, in our Universe selection, Edward M. Lerner brings us the third story in the Company sequence, "The Company Mole, Part 1."