Kevin H. Evans

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Fire Breathing Hogs

Prologue Engineer Lothar Schneider walked into the crew office. Glancing up he checked out the assignment boards and spotted his name. Yeah, there it was. He had received the first run. He turned and saw his fireman hang up his time card. “Otto, are you...
Mitzi the Kid

Mitzi the Kid

Southeastern Poland Summer, 1634 The sun rose toward high noon. A buzzard circled slowly over his head as the gunfighter stepped from the saloon. Red dust puffed up from each step, and the sneer on his face was even more twisted than before. Mitzi the Kid stood up...
No Ship for Tranquebar,  Part Four

No Ship for Tranquebar, Part Four

Over the Indian Ocean September 27, 1636 The airship sparkled in the early morning light. There was only darkness below, as shadows still shrouded the earth. At almost two miles above the surface, the airship could see the sun rise much earlier than they would see it...
No Ship for Tranquebar, Part Three

No Ship for Tranquebar, Part Three

Copenhagen September 1636 Marlon burst through the door of his townhouse. "Reva! You won't believe it!" Reva seemed to be waiting in the salon, tapping her foot. "I've already heard. You're off on a wild goose chase halfway around the world." Marlon was caught by...
No Ship for Tranquebar, Part Two

No Ship for Tranquebar, Part Two

Copenhagen Late December 1635 Marlon Pridmore had some apprehension about this first day of work. He had yet to meet the crew, and he didn't relish the thought of walking into the middle of a project. Nevertheless, he walked into the shops with Cornelius Holgarsson,...
No Ship for Tranquebar, Part One

No Ship for Tranquebar, Part One

Somewhere in the Bay of Bengal October 1635 The deck plummeted. Anders Kiersted, captain of the Danish trading vessel Pelican, braced himself behind the helmsman. "Steady as you go, Kris." The helmsman said nothing, just continued to fight with the rudder in the...
Binding the Land With Steel

Binding the Land With Steel

It came to pass in the days of Gustav Adolphus, messengers came forth from another time, and the people all did clamor, “Our children are starving and we are cold.” And behold, the messengers did create Granges and Factories, and plenty from there came...
If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer

April 1635 East of Arpke village Dieter Schwarzkopf crouched on one knee and looked up at his partner, Finn Kelley O’Donnell. “Ah, there you are.” The huge Irishman raised his hammer with both hands. “Hold still, my lovely.” He swung the...
Finding Your Way in Another Plane

Finding Your Way in Another Plane

More than anything else, air travel has become one of the great indicators of up-time connections. Aircraft and other flying devices show more than anything else the influence of up-time technology on the seventeenth century. Perhaps one of the hallmark questions that...