Elegy

Elegy

Magdeburg, April 1635 Andrea Abati moved down the hallway with a light step. This was one of Marla Linder's lesson days, and he didn't want to be late. Working with Marla was such a joy to him. As a gentilhuomo—or castrato, as he and those like him were more vulgarly...
The Anaconda Project – Next Episode

The Anaconda Project – Next Episode

Eric Flint prefers to write two chapters at a time, so we'll be offering that in every other issue, starting with Grantville Gazette, Volume 23. Unless something changes, of course . . . We're very sorry, but this content is only available to current subscribers....
Deep Water

Deep Water

In October of 1633 Al and Sam Morton became instant heroes when they sank six enemy ships at anchor in the River Trave just down river from the city of Luebeck. But that was then. It took all of a couple of weeks before the city fathers reconsidered the status of the...
Northwest Passage, Part One

Northwest Passage, Part One

Part I November 1633   A bright sun and a cool breeze made Copenhagen the best place in the world as far as Sergeant Karl Andersen was concerned. He strolled with the three members of his city watch patrol through the open air market. They paused occasionally to...
The Irish Sitter Sings

The Irish Sitter Sings

Late November 1634 Near the City of Nijmegen, Netherlands "Innkeeper, we need a wet nurse." One of Henrich's company—probably his daughter, the timing was right and she looked just like him—had a fever. The stout lass was down and likely would not be...
Arsenic and Old Italians

Arsenic and Old Italians

The liquid in the shallow dish ignited, releasing a burst of yellow-green fire. The audience, a curious mix of Tuscan scholars and glitterati, applauded. Lewis Philip Bartolli acknowledged the applause with a briefly lifted hand. "This lovely green reveals the...