Alchemical Distillation

  [A Short Treatise of Spagyrical Preparations of Hope performed by way of Distillation, Being taken from a Study of the new American science wedded to the Proven Methods of the Ancient Chemists and in keeping with Christian Learning, Composed by Doctor Erasmus...
Flint’s Lock

Flint’s Lock

In 1633 Eric Flint and David Weber give us our first glimpse at the type of firearm Grantville introduced to arm its allies. Many fans of the series were surprised that more advanced weaponry was not produced. To better understand why a muzzle loading flintlock rifle...
Hell Fighters

Hell Fighters

I: The Mission The monastery of Subiaco: Home of the Order of St. Benedict. "Brother Johann? The Fathers are ready." Brother Johann closed the small book he was studying and rose, straightening his black robe. While he had been aware of the gathering of Abbots, he had...
Hobson’s Choice

Hobson’s Choice

Cambridge, England 1632 A.D. A hesitant knock at the door disturbed the summer afternoon of study and desultory argument. "Who is it?" asked Thomas Healey. The door opened and a skinny but well dressed youth, much encumbered with baggage, stood in the dimly lit,...
If the Demons Will Sleep

If the Demons Will Sleep

There were still two hours until his appointment at the city hall. Istvan Janoszi was walking around Grantville at a rapid pace, watching it wake up on a Saturday morning. He had been thoroughly briefed before he came, so he knew that the pace of a Saturday should be...
Other People’s Money

Other People’s Money

When Sarah Wendell had agreed to go out with David Bartley, it had seemed like a good idea at the time. She had totally forgotten that she was months away from her sixteenth birthday. The Wendell house rule was no dating till sixteen. Remembering that little detail...
The Impact Of Mechanization On German Farms

The Impact Of Mechanization On German Farms

What will happen when Grantville introduces nineteenth century farm equipment to seventeenth-century farmers? Will there be a rapid adaptation of the new machines followed by a similarly rapid increase in productivity? Will this in turn lead to an equally rapid...
Iron

Iron

The most dangerous mammal in North America kills over one hundred thirty people each year, and seriously injures another twenty nine thousand. The most recycled material in North America was dumped in landfills until the late 1970s, but now, nearly 100 percent of that...
EUTERPE, episode 2

EUTERPE, episode 2

To Father Thomas Fitzherbert SJ of the Illustrissimus Collegium Anglicanum in Rome From Maestro Giacomo Carissimi in Thuringen Gardens, Grantville August 1633 Very Reverend Father, I am sorry it took so long to write you again, but a journey through Europe in these...