It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

Grantville August, 1632   To one of the up-timers, it was just a ten-foot by ten-foot storage shed behind a house on one of the hills that surrounded the town of Grantville. It was now the home of Richard Hartmann, a sergeant in what they called their New United...
The Monster Society: Snowbound

The Monster Society: Snowbound

The snow twisted and writhed in the wind. Flakes continued to fall in a white, frozen swirl that made it difficult to see. John tugged his coat tighter about him. Even Red was shivering beneath her heavy cloak. Only Ray seemed comfortable with the weather. Between the...
The Winter Canvas: A Daniel Block Story

The Winter Canvas: A Daniel Block Story

Magdeburg November 28, 1636   Daniel von Block sat dangerously close to his fireplace as he read again the devastating letter in his hand. He couldn’t believe it . . . your unethical behavior during the mural competition has brought into question your...
Minicon at Fencon

Minicon at Fencon

Are you only living in 2016 because you missed the Ring of Fire? Do you wish you could use up-time info to devise cool, weird tech? Do you really want to sell some Barbie dolls in Vienna? Sounds like you need a Ring of Fire fix! No better place than FenCon in Dallas,...
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

Welcome once again to the seventeenth century, and the Ring of Fire Universe. In the time since 3500 people and their town of Grantville appeared in Thuringia about halfway through the Thirty Years War, the technology, and most of all, the attitudes, philosophies, and...
Etude, Part 1

Etude, Part 1

Wechmar December, 1634   To Christoph Bach In Wechmar   Brother, word has come to me that Mama has died.  Since Papa died of the plague eight years ago, that leaves me the head of the family.  I have moved from Suhl to Magdeburg to pursue greater...