The Anaconda Project, Episode Three

The Anaconda Project, Episode Three

Chapter 3 Fortunately, they were hungry—or James might have spent half an hour instead of three minutes making wisecracks about Lord and Lady Roth and the way they bid fair to make pikers out of any European aristocrats barring maybe the odd emperor here and...
A Matter of Unehrlichkeit

A Matter of Unehrlichkeit

The breeze along the Rhine was beginning to freshen again when Philipp Hainhofer glanced once more towards the gates of Cologne. Where are you Georg? It's been over an hour! His youngest daughter, Sophie, noticed his look. "He's probably in a beer tavern somewhere...
Gearing Up

Gearing Up

Happy Acres October 1633 "Du dummes, undankbares Stück Scheiße!" Jost Neubert screamed. He waved his arms and hit the old John Deere Model B tractor with his hat. The tractor hadn't seen this much work in decades, and steam now poured out of the radiator....
Second Hand Help

Second Hand Help

In Grantville Gazette, Volume 10, vaccinations in the 1632 universe were discussed as something Grantville would introduce to early modern Europe and beyond. Vaccinations are an extremely useful and beneficial healthcare innovation both from the societal and personal...
Stretching Out, Part Three: Maria’s Mission

Stretching Out, Part Three: Maria’s Mission

Grantville, September 1633 "You've heard the news, Mevrouw Vorst?" David de Vries brandished a folded copy of the Grantville Times. Maria Vorst turned to face him. "Who hasn't, Captain? Is it really as bad as the papers say?" "Probably worse. Over sixty warships...
Metallic Fusion: Putting it Together in 1632

Metallic Fusion: Putting it Together in 1632

The construction of machines and devices requires that sections of material be attached to each other. This can be accomplished by friction, adhesives, mechanical connections, and welding. Down-time fastening methods were mostly mechanical. That is the methods...
The New Romantics

The New Romantics

Grantville, February 1634 Hazel Patton couldn't stand not knowing what the giggling was all about a moment longer. She poked her head around the corner to find three of her teacher trainees giggling over a book. Walking over to them she held out a hand for the book....