Well, what's going on in Grantville and the rest of 1632 Europe these days? Lots of stuff, of course. A widow in Grantville has a family heirloom . . . only it's not from her family. Whose is it? Read Robert E Waters "The Heirloom" and find out. Whatcha gonna do with 16 yards of untouched, real up-time denim? Come now! You know the answer to that is here in Grantville Gazette, Volume 40! Read Thomas Richardson's "A Bolt of the Blue." Bjorn Hasseler is back with his ongoing stories about the folks who are trying to track down the original wording of the Bible, and you can read about it in his "A Cold Day in Grantville." Meanwhile, life is modernizing everywhere and you can read about that in Kerryn Offord's "Catrin's Calling," as well as in "Anna Nicole . . . Bozarth?" by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. Garrett W. Vance is back with "Second Chance Bird, Episode Nine." There's swashing and buckling in this one, you bet! And we have a new series starting, Rainer Prem's "Ein feste Burg," which is going to—eventually—restore the Wartburg which was so outrageously burned in the novel 1632. You have to read this! Iver P. Cooper is back with "Cold Comforts: Natural Refigeration in the 1632 Universe," an examination of the ice trade, and Ronald D. Ferguson presents "Hire Education" for our Universe Annex offering. Kristine Kathryn Rusch is tired of literary snobbery and you can read about that in her "Confessions of a Downmarket Writer Or The Death of Literary Snobbery (Please)." Very interesting stuff there and we should be offering accolades. We're ready, folks. Are you?