Vol. 97, Sept 2021

Read Me First…

Sometimes the rollercoaster ride gets really rough. In April I reported that we'd lost both of the writing duo, Kevin and Karen Evans. It is my unwelcome duty to tell you that we have lost another member of the 1632 family. This time, it was Head Geek Rick Boatright. Rick passed away on July 22 [...]

1632 Fiction

USE Embassy, Venice Autumn, 1634   Tuxedo drowsed in the warm corner at the foot of the raised hearth, curled up in a ball with his tail tucked around his paws. Tempting smells were drifting through the air. The human who sometimes let tasty bits drop to the floor wasn't there right now. He kept [...]

Paris March, 1637   At the end of a long day, Beatrix was slowly walking back to her room. In the narrow street, she was trying to stay out of the worst of the slop in the street, and had to flatten herself against a wall to get out of the way of the aristocrat [...]

The Lord will send upon thee curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do until thou perish, because of the evil of thy doings whereby thou hast forsaken Me. – Deuteronomy 28:20     PART I   Santa Marta Bay 13 September 1635   Moses Cohen Henriques Eanes cursed, his mood as foul as the [...]

Daikoku (Leona Heights, near Oakland, California) Fall, 1635   "And this," said Rusu Sanemoto, "is what our tea tastes like." He offered a cup to Raven, the chief of the Chochenyo Ohlone tribelet nearest the Japanese mining village of Daikoku. "But be careful, it is hot." Raven brought the teacup to his lips and sipped. [...]

"I must dedicate myself to the service of God until death, on the understanding that I am like a slave, wholly occupied in the service of his master . . ."—Personal Journal of St. Peter Claver, 1604     Cartagena June, 1633   Whenever sails appeared on the horizon, the people of Cartagena would start [...]

Continuing Serials

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1632 Nonfiction

Dramatic Opportunities   This article is directed to writers of stories set in the alternate history 1632 universe, and their readers. While rice farming may be simply a part of the scene setting for such a story, there are some situations in which it may play a more prominent role in the plot. These include: [...]

Columns

So Fan-Girl
I live in Las Vegas, which most people call Sin City. The city itself calls itself The Entertainment Capital of the World, which it probably is, considering just how much high-level entertainment is here, not counting the professional level of entertainment, the kind most cities have. But, this is also a science fiction city. It's [...]

We continue to publish a book a week, usually dropping on Thursday, so make sure you check. Click on the blue titles to go straight to that book's page on RingofFirePress.com. Here are the current and upcoming releases:   NEW RELEASES SIT. STAY. KILL. By Kate Dane Prudence doesn’t believe in magic. But when she [...]

  Ring of Fire Con   At Capclave   Friday-Sunday, October 1-3, 2021   Rockville MD              This year, Ring of Fire Con returns to an in-person format.  We will be at Capclave in Rockville, Maryland, on October 1-3.  Join us there.            Here is Capclave's website:  https://www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave21/            We'll have [...]

This Issue’s Cover- 97 Inspired by Iver P. Cooper's The Ghost Galleon and his ongoing fascinating accounts of the Japanese exploration and settlement of North America in the 17th Century of the New Timeline. The image is not meant to depict any actual characters or events in Iver's works, but it evokes the idea of [...]

Time Spike

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Universe Annex

What has gone before . . .   In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September 2020 issue), the interstellar passenger ship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few surviving crew (four Doltan) and passengers (one Doltan, two Vol'taki) are: —LARROK, the lone [...]

Teodoro leaned back in his pilot couch and started the pre-flight. Dios mio, he was weary. The advance team aboard Blue Horizon had flown multiple missions each day for four weeks straight. They'd mapped the hydrothermal vent field three kilometers below the ship down to the decimeter save one final outcrop, his target on this [...]

Vol. 97, Sept 2021

Read Me First…

Sometimes the rollercoaster ride gets really rough. In April I reported that we'd lost both of the writing duo, Kevin and Karen Evans. It is my unwelcome duty to tell you that we have lost another member of the 1632 family. This time, it was Head Geek Rick Boatright. Rick passed away on July 22 [...]

1632 Fiction

USE Embassy, Venice Autumn, 1634   Tuxedo drowsed in the warm corner at the foot of the raised hearth, curled up in a ball with his tail tucked around his paws. Tempting smells were drifting through the air. The human who sometimes let tasty bits drop to the floor wasn't there right now. He kept [...]

Paris March, 1637   At the end of a long day, Beatrix was slowly walking back to her room. In the narrow street, she was trying to stay out of the worst of the slop in the street, and had to flatten herself against a wall to get out of the way of the aristocrat [...]

The Lord will send upon thee curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do until thou perish, because of the evil of thy doings whereby thou hast forsaken Me. – Deuteronomy 28:20     PART I   Santa Marta Bay 13 September 1635   Moses Cohen Henriques Eanes cursed, his mood as foul as the [...]

Daikoku (Leona Heights, near Oakland, California) Fall, 1635   "And this," said Rusu Sanemoto, "is what our tea tastes like." He offered a cup to Raven, the chief of the Chochenyo Ohlone tribelet nearest the Japanese mining village of Daikoku. "But be careful, it is hot." Raven brought the teacup to his lips and sipped. [...]

"I must dedicate myself to the service of God until death, on the understanding that I am like a slave, wholly occupied in the service of his master . . ."—Personal Journal of St. Peter Claver, 1604     Cartagena June, 1633   Whenever sails appeared on the horizon, the people of Cartagena would start [...]

Continuing Serials

No articles Found

1632 Nonfiction

Dramatic Opportunities   This article is directed to writers of stories set in the alternate history 1632 universe, and their readers. While rice farming may be simply a part of the scene setting for such a story, there are some situations in which it may play a more prominent role in the plot. These include: [...]

Columns

So Fan-Girl
I live in Las Vegas, which most people call Sin City. The city itself calls itself The Entertainment Capital of the World, which it probably is, considering just how much high-level entertainment is here, not counting the professional level of entertainment, the kind most cities have. But, this is also a science fiction city. It's [...]

We continue to publish a book a week, usually dropping on Thursday, so make sure you check. Click on the blue titles to go straight to that book's page on RingofFirePress.com. Here are the current and upcoming releases:   NEW RELEASES SIT. STAY. KILL. By Kate Dane Prudence doesn’t believe in magic. But when she [...]

  Ring of Fire Con   At Capclave   Friday-Sunday, October 1-3, 2021   Rockville MD              This year, Ring of Fire Con returns to an in-person format.  We will be at Capclave in Rockville, Maryland, on October 1-3.  Join us there.            Here is Capclave's website:  https://www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave21/            We'll have [...]

This Issue’s Cover- 97 Inspired by Iver P. Cooper's The Ghost Galleon and his ongoing fascinating accounts of the Japanese exploration and settlement of North America in the 17th Century of the New Timeline. The image is not meant to depict any actual characters or events in Iver's works, but it evokes the idea of [...]

Time Spike

No articles Found

Universe Annex

What has gone before . . .   In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September 2020 issue), the interstellar passenger ship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few surviving crew (four Doltan) and passengers (one Doltan, two Vol'taki) are: —LARROK, the lone [...]

Teodoro leaned back in his pilot couch and started the pre-flight. Dios mio, he was weary. The advance team aboard Blue Horizon had flown multiple missions each day for four weeks straight. They'd mapped the hydrothermal vent field three kilometers below the ship down to the decimeter save one final outcrop, his target on this [...]