The first four stories in Grantville Gazette 80 see the return of several characters.
"The Mark of the Lion," by Kerryn Offord, asks what actions are worthy of the Medal of Honor, with a focus on John 'Puss' Trelli at Zielona Góra.
Matthias continues on his journeyman's training in "These Boots are Made for Walking" by Thomas K. Scot.
In Michael Lockwood's, "The Traitor's Oath," Robert and Susannah have a visitor—and he has a plan.
The d'Aubrays struggle with what is best for little Marie-Madeleine in "Protecting the Seed," by Tim Sayeau.
Then Kevin and Karen Evans introduce us to the Gough and Bowen families in Wales.
Iver Cooper continues is series on cryptography with "The Art of Secret Communication in the 1632 Universe: Par 2, Machine Cryptosystems." Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes about old-timers in fandom. Walt Boyes details the new books available from Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press.
Finally, in our Universe selection, Edward M. Lerner brings us the third story in the Company sequence, "The Company Mole, Part 1."