Grantville Gazette # 88, March 2020

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1632 Fiction

Copenhagen September, 1636   Today was the day when Birgeta Troelsen would go to the palace. She had finished the first stage of a doublet for King Cristian IV of Denmark. It would be the first time she would be in the presence of royalty. Birgeta was thrilled. She was also scared out of her [...]

Continuing Serials

Chapter 3: Abbeville   Nicholas resisted the urge to stop and take a second look at the face that he had caught out of the corner of his eye. He didn't quite need the look to confirm that the face he had seen was Phillippe, the man he had chatted with in Le Havre. What [...]

Wettin Household, Jena August, 1634   Linda sat in the study she shared with her second husband, Peter Wettin, not one of those Wettins but a distant relation, at the secretary desk she had picked up at a Grantville yard sale. Then she heard a tentative knock at the door. With a great feeling of [...]

1632 Non Fiction

In the 1632 universe, helium is mentioned repeatedly as an alternative to hydrogen as a lift gas for airships. While providing slightly (7%) less lift, it has the advantages of being non-flammable and having about half the permeation rate of hydrogen (so it leaks out more slowly). However, this is actually a minor use of [...]


So Fan-Girl
I have put off writing this essay to the very last minute. Not because I don’t want to talk about Mike Resnick, and not because I have too little to say. I have put it off, because each time I write one of these memorials to Mike, his death becomes a little more real. I’ve [...]

Time Spike

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Universe Annex

A mile a minute? Piffle. Even meat knows "mind going a mile a minute" is mere metaphor. (Repeat that quickly ten times. I dare you.) But my kind? For us, a light-second per minute would be nearer to apt, if sadly lacking in alliteration. And so, ordinarily, I have my metaphorical fingers in hundreds, even [...]

-1- Dietrich Freyhaph slammed his fist on his desk, causing the small bust of Andrew Jackson to fall over. The delicate glass decanter of ice water teetered precariously, and his wife’s cats scattered out the door and down the hall. “I will not accept defeat,” he roared. “Those Harper’s Landing bitches! That Charity woman. She’ll [...]

1632 Fiction

King Christian’s Zipper

1632 Non Fiction

Hunting for Helium in the 1632 Universe


A Puritan Voice, Part 3
Birthing Pains, Part 1

Baen’s Universe Annex

The Final Problem
Easy As Pie, Part 2


Notes from The Buffer Zone: Mike


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