This Issue’s Cover -62

This Issue’s Cover -62

This Issue’s Cover -62 Early Adopter Rainer Prem very kindly sent me a link to the original painting, thinking that it may be useful, and indeed it was! Thanks, Rainer! The source painting is Woman playing the Virginal by Jan Miense Molenaer (1610-1668). Replacing the...
The Story So Far . . . (read me first)

The Story So Far . . . (read me first)

  After the blinding and painful flash of light that they call the Ring of Fire, the people of the little town of Grantville, West Virginia, had to come to terms with the notion that they were elsewhere. It took a while for them to figure out that they now lived...
The First Cavalry of the Cretaceous, Part One

The First Cavalry of the Cretaceous, Part One

Part One: A Conspiracy of Ravens Fort Lookout, Mesa Top Nate Tucker was kissing the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. She was the Raven Priestess, worshiped by her people. A crowd of onlookers surrounded them, which apparently didn't bother her one bit. He could...
Engines of Change: The Miller’s Tale

Engines of Change: The Miller’s Tale

Copenhagen, September 1636   Michael Skov had always been called a bookworm. Even as a student, he could always be found up to his elbows in books. He liked books, always some new nugget of information, always some new poetic vision. At the age of twenty-three,...
The Monster Among Us

The Monster Among Us

Somewhere outside of Grantville, 1635 The night was dark. A storm was brewing in the clouds hovering over the forest. Soon, the heavens would break, and the rain would pour down in waves. Red knew that time was short. She and Ray had to move quickly or everything...
The Doom of Sallee

The Doom of Sallee

Grantville August 1635   "Grantville." It was a strange name to Mohamed Amine Radi's ear, and as outlandish as the stories told of these foreigners. Yet at the moment, Radi struggled more to fathom the order and cleanliness of the mysterious Americans' incredible...
The Flood

The Flood

Ash figured thirteen was much too young for a human to survive on her own. It wouldn't be long before Jaelyn would need to do just that, though. The least Ash could do was prepare her for the inevitable. The monsoon season on Buncombe's northern hemisphere was winding...
The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

The Mountain Top Baptist Bible Institute August, 1636 One sunny afternoon in the front parlor . . . Nora MacDermott found herself brought up short, wrestling with two variant texts of the same scripture passage, texts she would never have even imagined had her...
The Grantville Two-Step

The Grantville Two-Step

April 1635   Louis Garrison shot up in bed, his eyes wide in terror and his breath coming in rapid gasps.  He looked around the dark room in confusion.  “Where am I?  This isn’t my room.” There was no one in the bed next to him and he searched the darkness in a...