Best of 2018

Best of 2018

This year there’s something of a consensus. You’ve nominated the following two works for the Grantville Gazette’s Best of 2018:   “Requiem For the Future,” David Carrico, GG 76 (March, 2018) “The Company Mole, Part 1,”...
Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press!

Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press!

Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press is having a wonderful time putting out great books. In fact, we have so many books coming out that we have a kind of bottleneck in production. Recent publications include a hero story Legend by Ryk Spoor, a great fantasy by a...
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Seventeenth Century! In the five or six years since the West Virginia town of Grantville and its environs suddenly found themselves in the middle of Thuringia, and that the year was 1631, things have been wild and woolly and sometimes...
Winging It In Wismar

Winging It In Wismar

June, 1635   "All I'm saying is, it could have been any one of you," commented Major Dag Rödvinge of the Army of Sweden. "The only reason I got the job is I was closest to the colonel when he had his brainstorm about Engler and Narnia. Why you think I should be...
The Keeper of Barrington Light

The Keeper of Barrington Light

"Are you sure you want this?" she was asked. The freighter's captain floated next to her while the two of them watched the ship's approach to the station in the bridge's central holomonitor. The small ship was old, very old, and hadn't been upgraded with...
Oil Prospects in the New World

Oil Prospects in the New World

At the time of the Ring of Fire, five European powers had colonies in the New World. By 1632, all of these powers were aware of the growing military power of Grantville and its allies, and of its dependence on oil (and more precisely, gasoline and diesel fuel) to...
The Company Bane, Part 2

The Company Bane, Part 2

What has gone before . . .   In "The Company Man" (May 2017 issue), our eponymous hero, a Belter forensic accountant, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. A mysterious something (chemical? bacterial? nanite infestation?) is about to be released...
1632 Minicon 2019 Panels and Panelists

1632 Minicon 2019 Panels and Panelists

Please join us at Spikecon in Layton, Utah on July 4-7 for the 1632 Minicon. Spikecon is actually four cons in one: Westercon 72, NASFiC 2019, 1632 Minicon 2019, and Manticon 2019. Westercon is the West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, and is held in different cities...