Time to Plan the Next Con

Time to Plan the Next Con

Come see us!The 1632 crew (as many as can make it) will be getting together in Raleigh, NC, in August 2010. We’ll be running our mini-con within Reconstruction/NASFIC.Their website is here: http://www.reconstructionsf.org/There will be panels and discussions,...
Prelude

Prelude

MagdeburgJuly 1634Magdeburg Times-JournalJuly 18, 1634 The Royal Arts Council announced today that the contract for designing and constructing an organ for the new Royal Opera Hall and Fine Arts Complex has been awarded to Johann Bach of Wechmar. Herr Bach is a...
Another Man’s Treasure

Another Man’s Treasure

“We need to build something.”Paulus shook his head. “Forget it. The sewing machine has been done. The washing machine has been done. As have the typewriter and the bicycle. A steam car would take a machine shop, which we cannot afford. It’s...
Which Way is Up?

Which Way is Up?

Kudzu Scientific Instruments, GrantvilleSeptember 1634Helmut Strauss pounded the table in frustration. “I don’t care what you do, you have got to get this thing working. Der Adler has about reached the end of his patience, and so have I!””But...
The Vice President’s Plane is Down

The Vice President’s Plane is Down

0823hrs, Wednesday, March 7, 1635, GrantvilleTower, Hans Richter Field”Mayday, mayday, mayday. Bravo Charlie Zero One.”Markus Gärtner erupted from his chair as the urgency of Bravo Charlie Zero One’s call penetrated the quiet of the control...
Ya' Gets Yer Money and Ya' Gets Yer Choice

Ya' Gets Yer Money and Ya' Gets Yer Choice

Grantville, November 1634 Tom Quiney rested his elbows on the balustrade of the concrete bridge that was such a landmark feature in downtown Grantville. Their goal, a white-painted storefront office, was just in sight.“Should we?” his brother Dick asked.“The bill was...
Tortured Souls

Tortured Souls

Apartment of Geri Kinney, near the universityJena, SoTFMonday afternoon, May 15, 1634 Geri Kinney spun the knob on her keyless deadbolt. “Momentchen, ich komme,” she said loudly. But her open door revealed no black-toothed, middle-aged German man and no...