Eric said, in the preface to Grantville Gazette Volume Five:
"Sigh. Not one of these stories deals with Ye Big Picture. Not one of them fails to wallow in the petty details of Joe or Dieter or Helen or Ursula's angst-ridden existence.
Pure, unalloyed, soap opera, what it is."
And we continue in our grand soap operatic tradition with Grantville Gazette (count 'em) Volume Seven.
Is Jon and Linda Sonnenleiter's introduction of up-time style pizza to Naples critical to the war? Nope. Don't think so. Neither is Mark Huston's quiet story about an elderly couple and their choices. But the fans don't much care, we've found.