Terry Howard opens Volume 66 with “Hair Club 250,” showing what happens when the Club 250 is remade as a hair salon and then in “Becket’s Blood” shows us a brave man courting martyrdom in the England of Charles I.
In “The Ghosts of the Blauschloss,” Margo Ryor involves her young girl detective writing circle in a real case of murder. New writer Anne Keener gives us “Stolen Reputations” about the Elsevier printing house. Nick Lorance provides “Transplanted Seed,” the prequel to his stories of Sergeant Whatsisname, Iver Cooper gives us a look at what a universal language might be like, in “The Tower of Babel.”
Kevin and Karen Evans conclude their “Engines of Change” saga with “For a Few Kroner More.” Eric S. Brown and new collaborator Anna G. Carpenter continue the story of the Grantville Monster Society in “An Army of Scarecrows.”
Virginia DeMarce looks at the court of Burgundy and the ubiquitous Rohans in “Les Futuriens, Part Two.”
Charles E. Gannon continues his behind-the-scenes look at what didn’t make it into 1636: The Papal Stakes with “About the Faces on the Cutting Room Floor, Part 4.” Jack Carroll shares a non-fiction piece, “1636: Marine Radio in the Mediterranean.”
In “Notes from the Buffer Zone: The Past Is Another Country,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about the past being very far past and how the field of science fiction writing has radically changed.