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This issue of the Grantville Gazette, #85 (September, 2019), provides a good illustration of the magazine. All of the authors featured in this issue except Kristine Kathryn Rusch got their start here. Other than the two most recent authors (Tim Sayeau and Yaroslav Barsoukov), all of them have gone on to become novelists, either in collaboration with me or on their own or both. That’s true of many other authors who appear in the Grantville Gazette, as well as the entire staff of the magazine. Walt Boyes and Bjorn Hasseler, the editor and assistant editor of the magazine, have published many short stories in both the magazine and anthologies and Walt is currently collaborating with me on a novel. The art director, Garrett Vance, has published two novels of his own as well as many short stories. And our production manager, Gorg Huff, has over the past fifteen years or so published many novels either in collaboration with me or working with his long-time partner Paula Goodlett—who is the former editor of the Grantville Gazette. Whether you’re interested in exploring the Ring of Fire series or just enjoy good F&SF stories, and especially if you enjoy watching new writing talent emerge and grow, this is a magazine you’ll want to read regularly.

Eric Flint

Author/Creator of the Ring of Fire Series

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The Blue Room Said the Wishmaker

The Blue Room Said the Wishmaker

Originally published in Grantville Gazette Volume 85, September 2019 Run, whispered the monkey part of Andrew's brain. Scramble back the way you came. His head only reached up to the djinn's nipples, although the creature sat in a mockery of the Buddha pose: a mound...

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Easy As Pie

Easy As Pie

Easy as Pie is a short story based on Harper’s Landing, a fictional town in rural Missouri where my first novel, Death Lives in the Water, takes place. The story precedes the incidents of the first novel.

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The Ghost He Knew Best

The Ghost He Knew Best

Since her initial short story sale in 1991, Marella Sands has published many other works of fiction and non-fiction. Her historical novels, Sky Knife and Serpent and Storm, were set in 5th century Central America.

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Vicious Practices

Vicious Practices

Jean-Baptiste de Sade, Seigneur de Sade, Seigneur de Saumane et Beauregarde, read again his copy of a 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica entry. The one entry upon the Sade family. The disgraceful, embarrassing, demeaning, outrageous, degrading entry.

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Angels Watching Over Me

Angels Watching Over Me

The 1632 universe is fascinating to many of us because it allows for sociological interplay of 17th century and 20th century culture and value systems. My stories involve religion, but more rarely theology except as it impacts ordinary people. They frequently deal with administration, but less so with politics.

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A Pilum for your Sternum

A Pilum for your Sternum

Author's Introduction: Eric Flint's novel 1632 created a wonderful alternate history universe where a cosmic space/time event called the Ring of Fire sucked a little West Virginia town called Grantville from the year 2000 and dropped it in eastern Germany in the year...

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