Happy New Year! May 2021 be far better than 2020 was. We can help a little with that right here. We have a terrific collection of stories and articles, just for you!

And we have a special treat! We have a piece of flash fiction written by Eric Flint! Called “A Matter of Choice,” you’ll find it in the Annex.

We wondered what finding fossils would do to the religious in the New Time Line, and Virginia DeMarce has given us an answer in “Giants in the Earth.” No, it isn’t just a funny looking porcupine.

The Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn has just finished in our sky, so Robert Waters has found something else for Cassini to do: baseball in Grantville! “Cassini at the Plate” has us wondering if he’ll grow up to be an astronomer after all.

George Iconomou continues to shake up the Venetian leaders and the up-timers in “I Have a Proposal for You.”

In Serials, Michael Lockwood gives us the next installment in “A Puritan Voice, Part 8.”

In Non-Fiction, we have “Flags of the USE, Part 3” by Mike Nagle, and “Life at Sea, Part 8” by Iver Cooper.

Kris Rusch gives us another edition of “Notes from the Buffer Zone,” and Edward M. Lerner gives us “Adrift in Space-Time.”

The Grantville Gazette and Ring of Fire Press is continuing our monthly series of Virtual Open Houses. The next one is Saturday, January 9th. Look for the Zoom invitation on www.ringoffirepress.com and on the Gazette and 1632.org.