THIS ISSUE’S COVER- 95

THIS ISSUE’S COVER- 95

This Issue’s Cover- 95 The Sky Lit Up With Fire Inspired by Bethanne Kim’s deeply moving story Mrs. Flannery’s Flower, Part 1: Acceptance. The depiction of Grantville is adapted from a photo by Iris Barimen, 2005.
Nominate the Best of 2020

Nominate the Best of 2020

Each year our readers select the best story of the year. Here are the Grantville Gazette stories published in 2020. Please send your vote to waltboyes@1632.org, bjorn@1632.org or post in the comments. Thank you!   Grantville Gazette 87 A Long-Awaited Proposal by...
The Story So Far . . .

The Story So Far . . .

This is usually a very upbeat column, talking about the great stories in the magazine this issue. And we will get to that. But before we do, I want to take the time to remember two of the Gazette’s favorite authors. In December, right before Christmas, Kevin...
Hot Off Ring of Fire Press

Hot Off Ring of Fire Press

Hot Off the Ring of Fire Press This month we are bringing out Cheryl Brin’s (yes, that Brin) first novel, “The Melody of Memory.” For centuries the colonists of Tyra suffered unexplained cycles of collapse and dark ages. Now, just as civilization seems to be clawing...
Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part 1

Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part 1

What has gone before . . .   In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September, 2020), the interstellar passenger ship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few surviving crew...
Mrs. Flannery’s Flower, Part 1: Acceptance

Mrs. Flannery’s Flower, Part 1: Acceptance

April 2, 2000   Krystal Reed drove over to her Aunt Bethel and Uncle Raymond Little's house after she finished her shift at the drugstore. Her parents were supposed to bring Nana over from Bluemont for the afternoon, and if she timed things right, her mom would...
The Reformation of Castle Deltle

The Reformation of Castle Deltle

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Chrys. After his culturally ambiguous coming-of-age celebration, he began to worry that even though he was an adult now, his life had no direction. He felt empty and wanted to fill the void. At that moment, he remembered the...