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.