A Szekler in a Kilt

A Szekler in a Kilt

Gyulafehérvár, Transylvania January 15, 1634   Later they said it all had happened because of the good looks of copper-haired Mary. Pretty she was and kind, as a daughter of a Saxon innkeeper should be. The generous way she cast her eyes from below her light...
This Issue’s Cover – 69

This Issue’s Cover – 69

This Issue’s Cover – 69 This cover springs, or rather pounces, from the pages of “The Long Road Home, Part 2” by Nick Lorance. To honor their fearless and fiercely just Sergeant Hartmann, his men base their new regimental flag on his recently acquired...
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

In 1631, or 2000, depending on how you look at it, the town of Grantville and its environs were ripped from West Virginia and deposited in a whole new universe, plunking down in the middle of Thuringia in the Germanies, in the midst of the Thirty Years’ War. This...
The Long Road Home, Part 2

The Long Road Home, Part 2

Hartmann escorted the shaken Kirsten to the MP tents, telling her to wait while he went inside. However, things looked to be getting worse. “Murder?” Hartmann asked in a chilly voice. “Yes.” Captain Hess from the MP Company told him from his seat at his desk. “You...
Good German Axes

Good German Axes

Wittenförden November, 1635   Kunigunde stood in the quiet dim coolness of her mother’s house near the very center of Wittenförden, a small, secluded village where she knew she was not welcome. The house, before, during, and after her mother, had been slowly...
Dr. Phil Rules the Waves

Dr. Phil Rules the Waves

September, 1636, Prague, Bohemia Dr. Phillip Theophrastus Gribbleflotz, president for life of the Royal Academy of Science, knew what was coming the moment Samuel Hartlib, the secretary of the Royal Academy, stepped into his personal laboratory at the top of the...
Drumline

Drumline

Magdeburg July 1636   Friedrich von Logau stuck his head into his friend Johann Gronow's office.  Hmm.  Not here.  But his door had been left open, so he must be out for just a moment and should be back soon.  So he entered the office to wait for Johann, taking a...