Northwest Passage, Part Seven

Northwest Passage, Part Seven

Le Chaume, Mid January 1634 The torches were starting to gutter out as the sun rose, but the fires were still being stoked as the villagers gathered, their packing and loading finished. Their day had started long before the dawn as the entire Huguenot population of Le...
The Walls Are Falling Down

The Walls Are Falling Down

Well, it finally happened. For decades—and I do mean decades—I have wondered why science fiction hasn't received the respect it deserves. Science fiction fans, in self defense, created a ghetto and then closed the walls of that ghetto so that anyone...
Transit

Transit

“Making Ideas into Reality Since 1975″ —An Old SoldierHambühren, 5 miles west of CelleHans stopped just outside the door. The sun had barely cleared the horizon, and the sky was a great golden canvas with wispy streaks of pink clouds strewn...
Fire and Brimstone

Fire and Brimstone

Grantville, summer of 1636″What can I do for you, Mr. Underwood?” the young lawyer asked.”I want an injunction compelling that bar to change its name. It’s embarrassing,” Deacon Albert Underwood said. “I asked the man politely to...
Second Chance Bird, Episode Two

Second Chance Bird, Episode Two

Chapter Three: Out the Door Grantville, near the end of May, 1635 How does one go about leaving on a year journey? A journey around Africa on a ship about as technologically advanced as the Mayflower?! Pam stood in her bedroom scowling at the things she had arranged...
A Visit to Wietze

A Visit to Wietze

(This is an opinion piece. It is my personal view of what Wietze might be like. However, I will attempt to justify my “view” with cites from references and canon.)After the Ring of Fire the up-timers need fuels. Not just gasoline, but also diesel. They can...
Black Gold

Black Gold

Gerhard Grave’s residence, Wietze, February 1634 Christian Grave used one of the new-fangled forks (three prongs rather than the Italian two-pronged variant) to lift a portion of medium-rare beef to his mouth. The taste of the well-cooked meat flooded his mouth...