Burmashave

Burmashave

May, 1633  Ernst Frohlich looked at the man sitting across the table from him. He was nondescript, clean shaven, and dressed in contemporary clothing, but his accented German identified him as one of the now famous "up-timers" from Grantville. The fact that the man...
Ounces Of Prevention

Ounces Of Prevention

When Pieter Paul Rubens entered the Brussels' home of fellow diplomat Alessandro Scaglia he was surprised to find his friend and patron, Nicolaas Rockox of Antwerp, deep in conversation with the abate. "Nicolaas," said Rubens, clasping his friend's arm as Rockox and...
Breaking News

Breaking News

Rome, Italy, August, 1632 An apprentice escorted Artemisia Gentileschi into the stifling studio. She was expected. "Maestra Gentileschi, my dear, how pleasant to see you!" Gian Lorenzo Bernini stood in the middle of his studio. The young sculptor's handsomeness was...
Suite For Four Hands

Suite For Four Hands

Intrada Grantville Late July, 1633 As he turned from closing the door of the Bledsoe and Riebeck workshop, Franz Sylwester found several pairs of eyes focused on him. "Well?" his friend Friedrich Braun asked expectantly. "What did the nurse say?" Franz struggled to...