The Company Dick

The Company Dick

In a drug-induced fog, my head pounding, I woke flat on my back in an unfamiliar, windowless place. With a herculean effort, I managed to lift my head. The room was without furniture except for the mildewy, armless, too-short sofa across which I had been dumped, and...
The Story So Far…

The Story So Far…

Welcome once again to the rollercoaster that is the 1632 Universe. The cars are starting so keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times as we take our tour of the universe that Grantville created. This month, we’re featuring nonfiction, with articles by Iver...
Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Winter, 1635 Near Modern-Day Rhode Island   Fast as Lightning in the Sky watched the person he hated most in all the world approach him from the long line of snow-covered trees. He gnashed his teeth against the cold and reflected on his feelings. Perhaps hate was...
Letters From Gronow, Episode 4

Letters From Gronow, Episode 4

Magdeburg   From the Journal of Philip Fröhlich   25 March 1635   Sunday Breakfast– Fasted Lunch- 1 sausage 2 pfennigs 1 winter apple 1 pfennig 1 wheat roll 3 pfennigs Supper– 1 cup sauerkraut 2 quartered pfennigs 1 mug . . . We're very sorry, but this...
1636: Land Radio Communication in Europe

1636: Land Radio Communication in Europe

In "Marine Radio in the 1632 Universe" (Grantville Gazette 52) and "1636: Marine Radio in the Mediterranean" (Gazette 66) we explored the possibilities for communication across salt water. We also considered, briefly, a few overland paths of special interest to the...
A Printer’s Dream

A Printer’s Dream

Amsterdam September, 1633   Louis Elzevir noticed a shadow over his shoulder as he finished the last bit of goldwork on the exquisite, red-leather bound tome he had been laboring over for weeks. The twenty-nine-year-old journeyman had slaved over this volume;...