Flags of the World: The USE, Part 3

Flags of the World: The USE, Part 3

Next, 8 Free Imperial Cities:   There are eight free imperial cities of the United States of Europe. Each city also owns a more-or-less small amount of hinterland. The cities are not part of any particular province or state, and each has representation in the...
I Have a Proposal For You!

I Have a Proposal For You!

Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo, Venice  Late Summer, 1634    Alvise Contarini stood at the open window as the welcome breeze stirred his sweat-damp hair, releasing some of the long day's tension and driving the heat away. Lost in his thoughts, he let a few moments...
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

Happy New Year! May 2021 be far better than 2020 was. We can help a little with that right here. We have a terrific collection of stories and articles, just for you! And we have a special treat! We have a piece of flash fiction written by Eric Flint! Called “A...
Hot Off Ring of Fire Press!

Hot Off Ring of Fire Press!

The best news for the new year is that Ring of Fire Press is now publishing a book a week, so we have lots of stuff to tell you about: The Portals of Spring Nathan Dodge Davin Blackthorn, the scion of a powerful family of the Northern Republic, has discovered a great...
A Puritan Voice, Part 8

A Puritan Voice, Part 8

Chapter 8: Grantville   This entire trip had been a waste. Nicholas had come to Grantville looking for answers. Instead, he found only more questions. Instead of solidifying his faith, the sand that it was built upon was being washed away. The waves of doubt...
Giants in the Earth

Giants in the Earth

Sömmerda, SoTF Spring, 1636   "Hans, can you come over here?" Hans Bechstein frowned. Slowing down production in the travertine quarries was not smiled upon by the foremen. They were taking stone out of the Steinrinne here at Bilzingsleben much faster than they...
A Matter of Choice

A Matter of Choice

"This may be illegal, Jack—and I'm damn sure it's immoral and ill-advised." Kevin Gallo scowled at the large screen on the wall of Jack Kensington's laboratory. The image being displayed was a depiction of the gene splicing Jack proposed to do. "Illegal? That gets...
This Issue’s Cover- 93

This Issue’s Cover- 93

  This Issue’s Cover- 93 Cassini at the Plate, Signed This issue’s cover is inspired by Robert E. Waters’ wonderful story, Cassini at the Plate. In an imagined future Cassini actually becomes a pro baseball player in the NTL’s major leagues to...