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Douglas Jones

Douglas W. Jones lives in Iowa City with his wife Beverly, a dog and three cats, his two children having grown and fled the nest. He did not seriously consider writing fiction until he read Eric Flint's book 1632.

Doug Jones took a science fiction writing class at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 1970s, where he majored in physics. His PhD work at the University of Illinois was in computer science.

Doug Jones has been on the computer science faculty at the University of Iowa since 1980 and is best known for his work on electronic voting. He has observed and consulted on elections around the world, has testified before numerous government bodies, and has been widely quoted in the media on that subject.

Doug provided the cover art for Grantville Gazette, Volume 12.

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Power Play

Power Play

I’d gotten a decent night’s sleep after the hard ride back from Eisenach. Much of Grantville had stayed up late celebrating their victory over the Croats, but I’d slept through most of it. After breaking my fast, I wandered over to the police station...
Joseph Hanauer, Part One: Into the Very Pit of Hell

Joseph Hanauer, Part One: Into the Very Pit of Hell

Fifteenth of Iyyar, 5391 (May 17, 1631) The congregation for the Saturday evening service at the close of the Sabbath filled the small synagogue in Hammelburg. Several out-of-town visitors brought the number well above the minimum of ten men required for the service....
The Jews of 1632

The Jews of 1632

Foreword With Jewish characters occupying such a prominent place in the 1632 story universe, it is important to accurately recreate the Jews of that era. What I have written in the following is intended as a handy resource for anyone contemplating using Jewish...
Schwarza Falls

Schwarza Falls

1 To: Grantville Emergency Committee. From: John Sterling, Edgar Frost and Francis Kidwell. Date: May 30, 1631? fifth day after the disaster. Re: Road options around Schwarza Falls. Yesterday, May twenty-ninth, the fourth day after the disaster, we went up Buffalo...