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.
Welcome to Grantville Gazette 88! This issue is all about the flow of people, information, and technology to and from Grantville. Karen Evans starts us out with a piece of technology from Grantville in "King Christian's Zipper." Next, Cosimo (who appeared in our previous issues) finds himself summoned to a very high-level meeting in Jack Carroll's "A Long-Awaited Proposal." A. P. Davidson tells the story young managers on a Swedish canal project facing an emergency in "Revealed By Fire."
In Michael Lockwood's "A Puritan Voice, Part 3," Nicholas continues his journey toward Grantville, but he is still being tracked. Anne Keener begins a new serial with "Birthing Pains, Part 1," in which an up-time/down-time couple have very different expectations.
With all those airships, where is the helium? Iver Cooper explains in "Hunting for Helium in the 1632 Universe."
In Notes from the Buffer Zone, Kristine Kathryn Rusch remembers Mike Resnick.
Hot Off Ring of Fire Press brings you the latest titles. You have an opportunity to vote for the Grantville Gazette's Best of 2019.
We have two Universe stories this issue. "The Final Problem" by Edward M. Lerner is a new case for our favorite qmind. In Shoshana Edwards' "Easy as Pie, Part 2," Harper's Landing really wants a pushy developer to go away.
Grantville Gazette 86's stories all seem to have a new twist on a familiar theme. In "Donauwörth or Bust," Terry Howard gives the story of an up-timer who has it made . . . and gets drawn into a bet. Then Michael Lockwood tells us the story of down-on-his-luck up-timer in "The Redemption of Bobby Jones." In "Der Teufel," Robby Klotz lets us into the head of a down-time sniper who is just a bit different. Meriah Crawford and Robert E. Waters bring another down-time artist to Grantville in "Broken Strings"—but will he gain his freedom?
Our serials continue the theme. In Michael Lockwood's "A Puritan Voice, Part 1," a Puritan leaves the New World to journey to Grantville. Rainer Prem's "Ein Feste Burg" returned with episode 24, in which romantic plans go awry.
Iver P. Cooper explains color photography in "Photography in the 1632 Universe: Touching the Rainbow." "Hot Off Ring of Fire Press" has upcoming books. Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses "Inspired Content."
In the Universe Annex, we have "Requiem," an Honor Harrington story by David Carrico and "Where the Lilacs Do Not Bloom" by Yaroslav Barsukov.
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 87 opens with a pair of short stories from Terry Howard: "A Long-Awaited Proposal" and "Don't Feed Me People Food." Next, Mark Roth-Whitworth fills in some events in Eastern Europe in "Red Makes Friends." Deputy Marshals hunt a fugitive in Mike Watson's "The Searchers." A relative comes to stay in Natalie Silk's "Anya's Story." In Michael Lockwood's "A Puritan Voice, Part 2," Nicholas continues his journey, but he is being tracked. A. P. Davidson tells us about "The Army of Sweden," and Iver P. Cooper concludes his series on "Photography in the 1632 Universe." This issue's two Universe Annex stories are "Crazy Horse's Prodigal Granddaughter" by Allan Dyen-Shapiro and "The Meat Interpreter" by Edward M. Lerner.
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!