Bjorn Hasseler

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Clique, Clique, Boom

Calvert High School, Grantville April, 1635   "Why must we attend gym?" Anna Keime groaned as the girls filed into their locker room after gym class. She was a new arrival this semester and was adeptly fitting into the social structure. "Mens sana in corpore...
Best of 2018

Best of 2018

You—our readers—get to nominate a story from Grantville Gazette issues 75-80 as the Best of 2018, Please send your nomination to [email protected] or [email protected] Nominations are open until April 1. We will post the finalists in Grantville Gazette 83, coming out...
Exemplars

Exemplars

Besançon, Burgundy Thursday, May 8, 1636   A knock at the door of his suite broke into Patriarch Kyril Lukaris's thoughts. One of his assistants hurried to the door, and a guard matched the priest stride for stride. The guard already on duty at the door edged...
The Observer

The Observer

Grantville Thursday, March 15, 1635   Barbara Kellarmännin stood at the bus stop in the Brethren settlement. This time of year, any frequently-trampled ground was both muddy and slushy, so she had chosen a firm spot a short distance away from her fellow students....
The USE Army

The USE Army

In early September, 1633, after Hans Richter's first solo flight, the Committees of Correspondence began recruiting in Grantville (1633, Chapter 33). These forces became the USE Army, which appears in all of the main spine novels from 1634: The Baltic War on, as well...
Best of 2017 Award

Best of 2017 Award

Best of 2017 Award by Bjorn Hasseler                  Grantville Gazette readers chose “The Winter Canvas: A Daniel Block Story” by Meriah Crawford and Robert Waters as our Best of 2016 story.              This is the last issue of 2017, and it...
NESS: Krystalnacht on the Schwarza Express

NESS: Krystalnacht on the Schwarza Express

Tuesday, June 19, 1635 West Virginia County Astrid Schäubin puttered around her room, straightening everything. She tugged at the solid but inexpensive table beside her bed, trying to square it up. It creaked across the wooden floorboards. "Astrid, are you still up?"...
Reed & Kathy Sue

Reed & Kathy Sue

Our House, Grantville! Tuesday, June 12, 1635 Dear Reed,         I miss you so much already.  Wish you could have stayed, but they need you.  I’m so proud of you.         Thank you so much for moving us back to Grantville.  It was a hassle you didn’t need...
The Slasher

The Slasher

Monday, June 24, 1635   I stopped at The Striped Cat at the end of the first day’s ride. The inn’s namesake—or perhaps a descendant—was sunning herself on the steps. The building was new, less than twenty years old. Most of Tangermünde had burned in...