In each story in Grantville Gazette 85, a character wants something. In Virginia DeMarce's "Angels Watching Over Me," Ryan wants a gravestone for his wife. The church politics at St. Martin's just came with it.
In "A Pilum for Your Sternum," by David Carrico, more than one person wants a book, but Archie is pretty sure he can obtain it.
Jean-Baptiste de Sade wants to know what to do with his disreputable descendant in Tim Sayeau's "Vicious Practices."
Next, Iver Cooper explains what those who want photographs do and don't have in the new timeline, in "Photography in the 1632 Universe, Part 1: Silver Shadows."
You all want the next books that are "Hot Off The Ring of Fire Press."
If you haven't heard already, find out which story is the "Best of 2018."
Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about "Conventions."
In this issue, we have three stories in the Universe Annex by three authors new to the Grantville Gazette. Find out what the protagonist wants in Yaroslav Barsukov's "The Blue Room, Said the Wishmaker."
Make wants his wife's ghost at rest in Marella Sands' spooky "The Ghost He Knew Best."
A developer wants to put a resort in Harper's Landing in Shoshana Edwards' "Easy As Pie." However, the townspeople just want him gone.
Find out what happens when a few of the many spies in Grantville work together in Bjorn Hasseler's "The Researchers Spiritual and Temporal."
Pastor Kastenmayer and his family prepare for the dedication of Countess Katharina the Heroic elementary school in Virginia DeMarce's "Waking Up In Heaven."
Marike Gendt finds herself the object of Brother Caspar's attention in "Apostate, Part 2" by David Carrico.
Iver Cooper explains the options for batteries in the new timeline in "Portable Power."
Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about "Trusting the Storyteller," "Hot Off Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press" describes new and forthcoming books, and Joy Ward details the 1632 Minicon panels happening in just a few days at Spikecon.
Mike Watson brings us back to the lighthouse space station hundreds of years later in "The Phantom of Barrington Light."
Grantville Gazette 83 sees the welcome return of several characters.
This time Major Dag Rödvinge is acquiring lands for the Cantrells near Wismar . . . when Krystalnacht begins. Tim Sayeau brings us the moving "Winging It In Wismar."
This time Danel Nahon purses a business opportunity to Zaborstadt. Find out if it works out for his family in Natalie Silk's "With a Hammer, Everything is a Nail."
Brother Caspar seeks to ensnare a young woman in "Apostate, Part 1" by David Carrico.
Iver Cooper discusses "Oil Prospects in the New World."
Edward M. Lerner concludes his science fiction series with "The Company Bane, Part 2."
Mike Watson brings us part one of a two-part story about a lighthouse in space: "The Keeper of Barrington Light."
Plus we have Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Notes from The Buffer Zone, new books Hot Off Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press, the final vote for Best of 2018, and a list of panels and panelists at this year's minicon!