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Rick Boatright

Rick Boatright has been a part of the 1632 team since early 2000.
In addition to being the 1632 tame geek, and head geek for Jim Baen's Universe, Rick is a ham radio operator (n0oxf), a professional software developer specializing in unusual database applications, and an active member of the Topeka Kansas Baha'i community.
In his ample spare time he tries to deal with a spouse, two cats and a Pomeranian puppy princess. Rick has been writing for the Gazette since Volume One, mostly non-fiction.

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Dr. Phil Rules the Waves

Dr. Phil Rules the Waves

September, 1636, Prague, Bohemia Dr. Phillip Theophrastus Gribbleflotz, president for life of the Royal Academy of Science, knew what was coming the moment Samuel Hartlib, the secretary of the Royal Academy, stepped into his personal laboratory at the top of the...
The Society of Saint Philip of the Screwdriver

The Society of Saint Philip of the Screwdriver

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever” — therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of...
The Aqualator

The Aqualator

Being number 11 in the series”What the up-timers don’t know that they know” Fr Nicholas Smithson SJ and Br Johann OSBNumber 11: On Computing, March 1633A feature of the up-time world that many down-timers long for is their electronics. From radios to...
Radio in 1632, Part 3

Radio in 1632, Part 3

In our two previous discussions of telecommunications in the 1632 series, we focused on radio communications uniquely available to up-timers (“Radio in the 1632 Universe,” Grantville Gazette, Volume One), and to wired communications (“So You Want to...
Those Not So Daring

Those Not So Daring

BANG!!! Karen leaned her head towards the cellar. No more explosions were forthcoming. "The boards worked." "Yes. It appears that one doesn't shatter another now." "Four dozen bottles all at once. But now that we've got a better judge of the amount of sugar to use,...
Those Daring Not So Young Men

Those Daring Not So Young Men

"Thank you for coming." "Of course we came, lass." "At least it's over now." "Over? What's over?" "This steam nonsense." "Tisn't nonsense, lass. Your grandfather died because he got the last bit working." "It's still nonsense, Mr Iverson." She pointed at the "monster"...
Those Daring Young Men

Those Daring Young Men

The door into the building opened, spilling young men and sunlight into the space. "Rotgut, Henrich, all around. And the paint." "We're out of the Grantville Rotgut. You'll have to make do with the Italian version." "As long as it's corn liquor, and burns, it will...