Vol. 100, Mar 2022

Read Me First . . .

By Walt Boyes

Whew! We made it. We made it to Issue 100 of the Grantville Gazette. This is an incredible feat by a large group of stakeholders. Thank you, everyone.

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1632 Fiction

By Walt Boyes & Bjorn Hasseler

"I'm tired of missing paydays, getting shot at, and marching around just so some jackanapes with a title can claim he won a battle somewhere." Kevin Evans was emphatic without being loud. People listened to him, so he saw no reason to raise his voice. He shifted on his feet to rest his left leg, [...]

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By Edith Wild

"This one? It's an Arts and Crafts style, I think. Constructed OTL—up-time—1916 during their WWI. It is not that big but it is modern enough. Last renovated, according to the documents, in 1996." Herr Grimm, the real estate agent, rambled in accented German. He was a young skinny man with a patchy beard whose business [...]

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By Michael Lockwood

I've been asked to tell the story of how I came to become a member of the Magdeburg Committee of Correspondence. My name isn't important, but my Christian name is Wilhelm. My friends call me Will, and one old man calls me Bill, for some reason. William grates my nerves, but I can stand it. [...]

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By Bjorn Hasseler

Frederick Biener ignored the breach of military etiquette, not uncommon in the Committees of Correspondence. "Dietrich, you and the supply men for all our CoC units have been doing near-miracles here in Dresden. But we can learn from the USE Army. Stearns marched an entire division from southern Bohemia, resupplied along the way, attacked through [...]

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By A. P. Davidson

"See, Arvid, didn't I tell you this was a bad idea?" Lars canted his head at the musket barrel pointed squarely at his head. The young man at the other end of the barrel shifted nervously between the two. Lars glanced at the trembling hand and prayed that his night wouldn't end with some twitchy [...]

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By Terry Howard

He did not like doing what he was doing. He'd been at it all morning and didn't have a lot to show for the effort. But Johann realized that it was a necessary part of the job. He knew it had to be done and that someone had to do it. He just wished that [...]

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By Joy Ward

"Wait! What's a jukebox? And why do I want to put a dime in it?" Metta pulled her wooden flute away from her mouth, looking questioningly at Barbie. Barbie sighed, ran her left hand through her bobbed, black hair. The silver bracelet on that hand jingled softly.

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By Marc Tyrrell

My head whipped around. Romansch? I spotted a shortish man in his mid-forties holding what appeared to be a sausage on a bun in one hand and chugging from a beer stein in the other. The man next to him was laughing uproariously. They were about ten feet away, so I started to walk over.

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By Virginia DeMarce

"It's considered one of Shakespeare's best." Mike Mundell perched on the window sill and looked out at the wintry garden below. Schloss Philippseck (the big building at Philipp's Corners sounded a lot less elegant, he thought, but that's what it would have been up-time in West Virginia) was only ten years old, so the glass [...]

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By Terry Howard

I got to the tavern between five-thirty and six. Deacon Buch was surrounded by most of the men from our congregation. The only face I really missed was that of Klamm, our new pastor at what had been the Augustinian monastery. They filled every chair at the largest table, with more men standing around it.

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By Bethanne Kim

Sisters Gude and Demuth Bohm had been living in Grantville for several months, but the grocery store still intimidated them. Up-timer stores had so many things to choose from! They always took their time to avoid mistakes with the precious money they were given to spend each week. They learned a great deal simply by [...]

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By Eric Flint

Just before they reached the top of the ridge, the seven riders dismounted. Leaving their horses in the care of the youngest of them, Karl, a tall, skinny teenager who was the leader's cousin, they made their way to the crest of the ridge, moving as quietly as possible. That wasn't anywhere close to silently—a [...]

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1632 Nonfiction

By Walt Boyes

I am the third editor of the Grantville Gazette. But, I was there at the beginning, when Eric posted on Baen's Bar that he needed help with some issues he had in writing Fire in the Hole which was the original title (thank God, Jim Baen changed it). I wrote my first published fiction in [...]

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Columns

By Walt Boyes

Check out all the new releases and upcoming titles from Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press!

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By Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I'm currently working on a project that I started in the early 1990s. In creative time—the time marked by my muse—that project is older, but not old. I can remember writing it. I might not know all the details, but I'll be honest: I don't know all the details of something that I wrote six months ago either.

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By Garrett W. Vance

Art Director's Note: For the last six months I have viewed the coming of the Grantville Gazette's 100th issue with a mixture of pride, excitement, and trepidation. I knew I wanted to do something different...

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Time Spike

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Universe Annex

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