David Carrico

David Carrico

David Carrico made his first professional SF sale to The Grantville Gazette e-magazine in 2004. His stories have also appeared in the Grantville Gazette and Ring of Fire anthologies from Baen Books and in Jim Baen's Universe e-magazine. Baen Books has published a story collection by David entitled 1635: Music and Murder, and two novels written in collaboration with Eric Flint: 1636: The Devil's Opera, and The Span of Empire, which was nominated for the 2017 Dragon Award for Best Military SF or Fantasy novel. David is currently working on a solo project.

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The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 3

The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 3

Chapter 9   Andreas Schardius knew he was good. Not in the sense that he was a good man. He knew he was not. No, he knew he was good, in the sense that he made things happen. He accomplished things. He made money, lots of money. And when he was good, according to...
The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 2

The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 2

Chapter 5   Later that evening, as they dined at the Thuringia Gardens in Grantville, Marcus watched as the girl ate with a gusto that reminded him of a horse with a feed bag. It was focused, contained, and nothing was wasted. Marcus found himself staring, not...
The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 1

The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 1

Chapter 1   Magdeburg July, 1635   The radio hissed and crackled in the headphones. ". . . and thank you for joining us on Adventures with Great Music this Sunday evening. I'm Atwood Cochran. Good night." Julius Fickler set aside his crystal set earphones...
A Pilum for your Sternum

A Pilum for your Sternum

Author’s Introduction: Eric Flint’s novel 1632 created a wonderful alternate history universe where a cosmic space/time event called the Ring of Fire sucked a little West Virginia town called Grantville from the year 2000 and dropped it in eastern Germany...
Requiem (an Honor Harrington story)

Requiem (an Honor Harrington story)

"Requiem" came about because I have had on my bucket list for a long time a desire to publish a story in David Weber's Honorverse.  A few years ago I approached him about writing a story to submit to one of his Worlds of Honor anthologies.  He graciously gave me...
A Pilum for Your Sternum

A Pilum for Your Sternum

They say that Scots are crazy. Now, many folk say that, but I have that on the best authority—my own mother. She would say it often, with a laugh or a grin, even though she herself was a Scot, from the Isle of Skye. Caitrion MacDonald—Ma—had the red hair and blue eyes...
Apostate, Part 2

Apostate, Part 2

Grantville July, 1636   Kathy Sue Burroughs opened her front door to see Press Richards, Grantville's police chief, standing on her front porch. She opened the screen door. "Come on in, Press," she said. "Brother Al is already here." "Thanks, Kathy Sue." Press...
Apostate, Part 1

Apostate, Part 1

Grantville May, 1634   Caspar Bauhof sat in his room, meditating . . . or at least attempting to meditate. Not the silliness that the up-timers called meditation, of course. The idea of trying to empty his mind and find peace therein was ludicrous. How could...
Pendragon

Pendragon

Richard Glendower stopped at the top of the stairs, head spinning. "Not again," he muttered as he kept a tight grip on the end of the railing. "Don't be falling down the stairs, man." He made another mental note to talk to his cardiologist about his medications. After...