And we're back again! Grantville Gazette, Volume 35, is proud to include new author David W. Dove's "Solemn Duty" in our May 2011 issue. A very touching story that will grab the heart of military folk everywhere. As well, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett are back to their old tricks with "The Beckies," a story explaining just why Mike Stearns invented yet another money. Iceland gets some play in Iver P. Cooper's "Fire and Ice," along with just a touch of the pirates of Barbary. Kim Mackey is back with "Boom Toys" and we know just how much our readers love all the boomenstoff. Terry Howard brings us Jimmy Dick again, with "Dueling Philosophers." Did you ever wonder where the song about those greasy, grimy gopher guts came from? Well, Virginia DeMarce knows where it came from in the 1632 Universe and is happy to tell us all how it happened in "Arrested Development." Our own Saint George is at it again, in, naturally, "Saint George Does It Again," by Kerryn Offord. Herb Sakalaucks is back with Part Nine of his "Northwest Passage" serial, and Garrett W. Vance is still saving the dodo in "Second Chance Bird, Episode Four." It's all great stuff, and comes with our latest nonfictions from Iver P. Cooper and Gus Kritikos, "Untying the Wind" and "The Progression of Trauma Care and Surgery after the Ring of Fire, Part 2." The Universe Annex offers "The Medic" by Fox Mc Geever, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch does a great essay in her column Notes from the Buffer Zone, with "Influences." Join us this issue.