Table of Contents, Grantville Gazette, Volume 27

Grantville Gazette, Volume 27, 1 January 2010 Table of ContentsFiction:The Anaconda Project, Further News by Grantville Gazette Staff Adagio by David CarricoTwo Left Feet by Iver P. CooperThe Truth About That Cat and Pup by Virginia DeMarceA Friend in Need by Jack...
The Anaconda Project, Further News

The Anaconda Project, Further News

As Eric points out, no one expects the Inquisition. And no one expects open heart surgery, either.Unfortunately for the fans, Eric’s surgery has thrown his writing schedule completely out of whack. He’s currently working on the novel Much Fall of Blood,...
Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet

January, 1635 Mac Washaw had thought that after all this time as Mike Stearns’ Chief of Staff, that nothing would surprise him. And then Federico Ballarino, Princess Kristina’s dancing master, came to see him.****Federico took a deep breath. “I wish...
A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

Autumn 1635Haro Blaser started up the ladder and reached overhead to slide the hatch back. From long habit his gaze swept the deck and then the horizon the instant he could see over the cabin skylight. There was already a faint glow in the sky to starboard, just...
Water Conservation

Water Conservation

It might be said truthfully that in those days the young limbs of two branches of that great tree that is the House of Hapsburg were joyfully entwined. —from The Flowering of a New Kingdom: The early reign of Ferdinand and Marianne in the Netherlandsby Carolus...
No Ship for Tranquebar, Part One

No Ship for Tranquebar, Part One

Somewhere in the Bay of Bengal October 1635 The deck plummeted. Anders Kiersted, captain of the Danish trading vessel Pelican, braced himself behind the helmsman. "Steady as you go, Kris." The helmsman said nothing, just continued to fight with the rudder in the...
McAdams’ Blue Cheese Mine

McAdams’ Blue Cheese Mine

Grantville, late summer 1635 James Lamont, formerly of MacKay’s company, looked at the curb and sidewalk outside the grocery store with a grimace and swallowed. Step up, or walk thirty feet to the driveway, then thirty more back to the door?”Okay,...
Adagio

Adagio

MagdeburgAugust 1634 Johann Bach left his rooming house in the sprawling exurb to the west of the Magdeburg city walls. He nodded to old Pieter the porter as he hurried down the wooden steps and stepped onto the graveled road that ran through the built-up area that by...