Pastor Kastenmayer’s Revenge

Pastor Kastenmayer’s Revenge

April, 1635 Ludwig Kastenmayer would never forget the day. April 11, 1634, by the reckoning of these up-timers, who had adopted the pope's calendar. The day that one of them had stolen his daughter. It was the worst thing that had happened to him since Count Ludwig...
An Invisible War (Conclusion)

An Invisible War (Conclusion)

Chapter Five September, 1633 1 Gary Lambert literally tripped over his own feet. The man coming toward him early that morning was Johann Gerhard. Gary had known he would be coming with the Jena delegation, but he hadn't thought to run into him the very first morning....
Postage Due

Postage Due

"You've got to be kidding." Anne Jefferson looked around the table in the big dining room of the USE's embassy in Amsterdam, at each of the other people sitting there. Immediately to her left sat Rebecca Abrabanel, the ambassador of the United States of Europe to the...
Editor’s Preface to Volume 3

Editor’s Preface to Volume 3

First, I need to apologize for the long delay between the publication of Volumes 2 and 3 of the magazine. That was due to several factors, only one of which--my own heavy writing schedule this past summer and early fall--was predictable. The others involved illnesses...
The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music

Franz Sylwester, one-time violinist in the chapel of the arch-bishop of Mainz To Friedrich Braun, journeyman instrument crafter for Master Hans Riebeck, in Mainz On the nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1633 Greetings, my friend, I am sure by now that...