Flags of the World: The USE, Part 2

Flags of the World: The USE, Part 2

Other Flags of the United States of Europe   At the end of 1636, the United States of Europe is composed of 16 provinces and states, 8 free imperial cities, and 2 districts. Additionally, 8 former free imperial cities (of the Holy Roman Empire) in Swabia have...
Hot Off Ring of Fire Press

Hot Off Ring of Fire Press

Whoo! Like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, we found a barn and put on a show. To celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of 1632, we put on a vastly enlarged version of our normal “Minicon” with some serious author guests and over fifty panels in a virtual...
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

Welcome once again to the Grantville Gazette for issue 92. This year we are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the publication of 1632. So, we just did a much larger “Minicon” than we have normally done. We called it Ring of Fire Con, or RoFCon, and...
Marooned in Space-Time

Marooned in Space-Time

"Are you getting this?" Or so Liam Peterson might have heard. He wasn't one to spend a mind-numbing shift rearranging cargo in silence—nor to endure the endless droning "news" adrift in the short passageway from Andy's compact bridge. And yet, there was something...
Last Will

Last Will

  Hear the loud alarum bells— Brazen bells! What tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells! In the startled ear of night How they scream out their affright! -Edgar Allan Poe, "The Bells"   In the name of Jesus the Lord, Amen. I, Georg Theodor Ernsting, a...
Lamb of God

Lamb of God

Stockholm September, 1635   The scent of tea wafted up from the tulip-shaped glass. The aroma made the older man smile in childish delight. He took the sugar cube between his teeth and lifted the piping hot cup by the rim, sipping carefully. The bitter hot liquid...
Et Docere et Rerum Exquirere Causas

Et Docere et Rerum Exquirere Causas

Grantville April, 1636   The news that Archbishop Laud, still exiled in the Low Countries, had, at the recommendation of Veleda Riddle, appointed Tom Simpson, who was still with Mike Stearns, fighting the Ottomans in Austria, as bishop-elect of the State of...