In Grantville Gazette 95, we find out that many things aren't what they seem. Virginia DeMarce brings us "One To A Customer," in which Massinger's Men deal with everything from the political implications of their plays to the fact that proclaiming an Anglican bishop for Grantville doesn't automatically get the work done. In Natalie Silk's "Letting Grace," it seems like Deborah has made an invisible friend. Or has she? In "The Heights of Beverwijk: The Miller's Daughter," by Kerryn Offord, Egon has a job near Amsterdam. An unexpected reason lies behind the job, Egon has his own motivations, and a local family's situation is quite a bit more complicated than it appears.
Kim takes us back to the Ring of Fire, with "Mrs. Flannery's Flowers, Part 1: Acceptance." Krystal Reed is hoping things aren't what they seem, and Irene Flannery turns out to be a much more complicated character.
Iver Cooper begins a series with "Tethered Balloons and Kites in the 1632 Universe, Part 1." Kristine Kathryn Rusch asserts that "Science Will Save Us."
"Hot Off Ring of Fire Press" features recent releases and upcoming books from Ring of Fire Press.
You get to vote: "Nominate the Best of 2020."
In "The Reformation of Castle Deltle," by Zachary Robbins, things are really not what they seem. The same is true in Edward M. Lerner's "Ill-Met In Space-Time, Part 1." Various problems aboard ship hide a much more serious issue.
Grantville Gazette 96's theme is hope. Find out what happens when the Roman Catholic Church denounces slavery in Walt Boyes' "Contra Servitutem." Then go on to Robert E. Waters' "Cassini Takes First," about a boy who just wants to play baseball. Remember Irene Flannery? She was more complicated than it appeared, and her estate brings hope in many ways in "Mrs. Flannery's Flowers, Part 2: Flowers and Fashion" by Bethanne Kim. Many people in the new timeline want to fly. Iver P. Cooper explains how some of them might be able to in "Tethered Balloons and Kites in the 1632 Universe, Part 2."
Kristine Kathryn Rusch brings us "Notes from The Buffer Zone: Stepping Into an Uncertain Future."
In "The First Cavalry of the Cretaceous, Part 8: The Righteous and the Wicked," by Garrett W. Vance, the battle comes to an end, leading a number of characters to reflect on their hope or lack thereof. In the Universe Annex, we have J. Kenton Pierce's "Though the Night Be Long" and Edward M. Lerner's "Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part 2," which deal with hope in very different ways.
Grantville Gazette 97 takes us around the world. Terry Howard and Jack Carroll start out in Venice with "A Proposal For Angelina." Mark Roth-Whitworth's story "Marianne" takes place in Paris. Robert E. Waters and Bob Finegold bring us "The Evil of Thy Doings: A Calabar's War Story," set off the coast of Brazil. Iver P. Cooper tracks down "The Ghost Galleon" off the coast of California. Brendan Roche introduces Father Pedro Claver in "Slave of the Slaves," set in Cartagena.
Iver P. Cooper also has a non-fiction article, "'Rice Is Life': Rice Cultivation and Soceity in the 1632 Universe." Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes about Las Vegas in "Notes from The Buffer Zone: Science Fiction City." "Hot Off the Ring of Fire Press" features new and upcoming releases. Ring of Fire Con is coming soon: October 1-3 at Capclave in Maryland.
The Universe Annex features two stories: "Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part III" from Edward M. Lerner and "Black Smoker Curandero" by Ian Pohl.
Grantville Gazette 98 is about the call of the new. In Sarah Hays' "One Woman's Treasures," Alyse Ballentine brings rodeo to the new timeline. The leaders of Rothenburg in Chuck Thompson's "Two Drinks For Rothenburg" are extremely wary about Grantville and the changes it brings. On the other hand, a samurai reaches for the opportunity in "Genzaburo's Gamble" by Sean Little. Others, like Brother Brenn in "Up-Timers Must Burn!" by Joy Ward, are adamantly opposed to the new. Still others, like Maria Anna in Tim Sayeau's "The Stars Were Bright" are embrace aspects of the new enthusiastically.
In "Industrial Alchemy, Part 6: Rare Earths And More," Iver Cooper discusses what the timeline can (and can't) do with certain elements. Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about "Technological Change in Notes from The Buffer Zone. See what's just been released and what's coming out next in "Hot Off the Ring of Fire Press." Find out which story readers chose as "Best of 2020" and read the report on "Ring of Fire Con 2021." Finally, Gustavo Bondoni brings us "Understudy Overreach," in which characters go charging out to get to the new first.
Grantville Gazette 99's stories are about finding a better way forward. In "On the Walls of Wismar," Tim Sayeau brings us the story of Major Dag Rödvinge persuading the Wismar city council that the Committees' of Correspondence actions are necessary to avoid the Holocaust. Inez Wiley discovers there's a Gutenberg Bible that can be preserved in Chuck Thompson's "The Monkey in the Bible." The Date clan expands industry in "Hatching Iron" by Iver P. Cooper. In the conclusion of Garrett Vance's "The First Cavalry of the Cretaceous," the Allied Tribes move forward.
The Grantville Gazette has reached Volume 100. The staff has chosen to make this a themed issue: Tales of the Committees of Correspondence.
Eric Flint himself leads off with "1632: Origins." Bethanne Kim follows up with how the CoCs because associated with the "Freedom Arches." Terry Howard explores the early days in Magdeburg in :"Like the Madmen of Münster."
We have two views of Krystalnacht, first from Virginia DeMarce with "If You Want to Write a Play With Witches" and then from Marc Tyrrell in "Advocatus Angeli."
Joy Ward takes us to Bremen in "It's Only Rock and Roll, But . . ." Terry Howard describes the situation in Hamburg in "Funding the CoC."
The CoCs have some complicated relationships, especially with the Swedes. A. P. Davison shows us how that plays out in Pomerania in "Be Happy Now, Mine Enemies." Bjorn Hasseler describes a situation in Saxony in "The Aftermath."
People join the CoCs for all sorts of reasons. Michael Lockwood highlights one in "What Price An Adel?" Edith Wild shows another in "Leftovers."
What's a CoC gunsmith to do? Find out n "Slamfire!" by Walt Boyes and Bjorn Hasseler.
We've paused the regular non-fiction this volume to focus on "The Beginnings of the 1632 Story and the Grantville Gazette."
Find out the latest in the Ring of Fire universe in "Hot Off Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press." Finally, Kristine Kathryn Rusch comments on Volume 100 in "Notes from The Buffer Zone: 100."