Railroading In Germany

Railroading In Germany

Note: This essay describes the result of one individual's research into the possible routes and expansion of railroad in Germany after the Ring of Fire. This plan should be regarded as a proposal, and not as an edict. Canon in the 1632 series is established by...
Mass Media In The 1632 Universe

Mass Media In The 1632 Universe

This article is to run in conjunction with Chris Penycate's discussion of the material technology required to produce down-time records and record players. In addition to Chris' hardware, this article discusses the software of the media industry down-time, the...
Essen Steel, Part 1: Crucibellus

Essen Steel, Part 1: Crucibellus

Chapter One By early morning they had passed beyond the siege lines and lay hidden in a copse of woods four miles from the Magdeburg gates. “We will travel only at night for the first few days,” Henri said, “and hide during the day. Best not to tempt fate.” That...
Dr. Phil Zinkens A Bundle

Dr. Phil Zinkens A Bundle

Jena, 1633 The new chemical "battery" was most interesting. Just by adding two electrodes of different metal into a glass container of weak oil of vitriol one could generate enough of the new electricity to light the small light bulb. Dr. Phillip Theophrastus...
Not At All The Type

Not At All The Type

Summer 1634, Grantville, State of Thuringia-Franconia “That was the year I broke my nose at the demolition derby.” Tina Marie Hollister pointed to the knot. She'd never bothered to have it repaired. Never had the money, to tell the truth. Probably wouldn't...
Seasons

Seasons

May, 1631 The old Buick slowly made its way through the dark countryside, headed away from the high school. The couple inside was elderly, cautious, and tentative on the road. It had been daylight when the meeting at the high school started, now it was well after...