Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Uncertainty

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Uncertainty

These days, I never know what to expect. I trained as a historian, and always thought, I hope I never have to go through tough times like . . . whatever era I was studying. Secretly, though, I feared that I might. As I got older, I worried more and more about whatever...
A Puritan Voice, Part 5

A Puritan Voice, Part 5

Chapter 5 Amiens Nicholas' world was one of pain and disjointed flashes of recollection. Images flitted about him, reality blending with hallucination, separating and then blending again. One moment he was lying beside his campfire; the next, he was in a bed, the next...
Best of 2019

Best of 2019

Best of 2019   Here are the three finalists for Best of 2019:   “Broken Strings” by Meriah L. Crawford and Robert E. Waters “Clique, Clique, Boom” by Bjorn Hasseler “Requiem” by David Carrico   Please send your votes...
Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press

Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press

One of the few industries that has grown with the pandemic is the publishing industry. We are grateful to all of the people who are quarantining themselves against the spread of COVID-19 for buying our great books and letting us grow. We are growing. Starting very...
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

The words for the month are Bill Shatner’s: “Stay home, stay safe, and be kind to each other.” And while you are doing that, you can enjoy a brand new edition of the Grantville Gazette. In this issue, Eric S. Brown and Robert E. Waters have added to the saga of...
Rage of the Black Tooth

Rage of the Black Tooth

Near the Border of Modern-Day Rhode Island and Connecticut March, 1636   Fast as Lightning in the Sky could smell the smoke before he saw it. This wasn't normal smoke, like the kind blowing through all Mohegan or Narragansett villages, from fire pits roasting...
Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Father Benedetto had lost his faith. He was young and talented; he could read and write English and French, besides Latin and Italian. He had precision engraving skills. He'd traveled to several Italian cities. Nevertheless, Rome had relegated him to the Formia...