Minicon 2014 – Amended with Marcon Schedule

Minicon 2014 – Amended with Marcon Schedule

We’re going to Marcon! They asked for us! They’re excited! We’re excited! Come be with us the weekend of May 9-11. Check out the details here: http://marcon.org/wordpress/ The convention theme this year is “Technical Difficulties.” What could be more perfect for the...
A Season of Change

A Season of Change

Grantville, July 1633 Stephan Greiner was but a poorly paid and barely acknowledged cog in the machine that was the Schmucker and Schwentzel print shop. He wasn't a printer. He was a sales rep, and his job was to sell printing services and books. He was paid...
The Multi-Colored King

The Multi-Colored King

Magdeburg, June 1636 Rebecca Abrabanel greeted Dr. James Nichols at her front door.“James, please come in,” she said, standing aside to let him in.In a room on the floor above them, her children, Sepharad and Baruch, were playing with a new friend:...
Editing Changes

Editing Changes

I read a lot of  magazines and anthologies, both fiction and nonfiction. One best-of-the-year series (multiple volumes in multiple genres) drives me crazy because the publisher mandates that the stories be put into alphabetical order by author name so that no one...
Global Village

Global Village

David Levy stopped at a restaurant for lunch. New York local time was eleven in the morning, but his internal clock thought it was late afternoon. Registration at his sales conference didn't start until two.The waiter blinked at him through thick-framed glasses....
Contraflow is Really Close

Contraflow is Really Close

Hope to see you at Contraflow, October 18–20, 2013, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport.  That's at 2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Kenner, Louisiana.  Come see us, eat great food, sit around and talk till dawn. It's always...
The Winter of ’35

The Winter of ’35

Tuesday, March 6, 1635   The door to the office opened. I looked up from my desk as a tall, weathered man entered. He hung his fedora and duster on pegs behind the door before greeting me. “Guten Morgen, Astrid.” “Guten Morgen,...
The Undergraduate, Episode Two

The Undergraduate, Episode Two

Previously . . . In 1628 Matthias Ehrenhardt was orphaned at the age of 14, when his family home in the small village of Vehra burned to the ground.  To have any sort of future, he was forced to leave his Heimat, the place where he grew up and truly belonged, and...