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The Blue Room Said the Wishmaker

The Blue Room Said the Wishmaker

Originally published in Grantville Gazette Volume 85, September 2019 Run, whispered the monkey part of Andrew's brain. Scramble back the way you came. His head only reached up to the djinn's nipples, although the creature sat in a mockery of the Buddha pose: a mound...

Easy As Pie

Easy As Pie

Easy as Pie is a short story based on Harper’s Landing, a fictional town in rural Missouri where my first novel, Death Lives in the Water, takes place. The story precedes the incidents of the first novel.

The Ghost He Knew Best

The Ghost He Knew Best

Since her initial short story sale in 1991, Marella Sands has published many other works of fiction and non-fiction. Her historical novels, Sky Knife and Serpent and Storm, were set in 5th century Central America.

Vicious Practices

Vicious Practices

Jean-Baptiste de Sade, Seigneur de Sade, Seigneur de Saumane et Beauregarde, read again his copy of a 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica entry. The one entry upon the Sade family. The disgraceful, embarrassing, demeaning, outrageous, degrading entry.

Angels Watching Over Me

Angels Watching Over Me

The 1632 universe is fascinating to many of us because it allows for sociological interplay of 17th century and 20th century culture and value systems. My stories involve religion, but more rarely theology except as it impacts ordinary people. They frequently deal with administration, but less so with politics.

A Pilum for your Sternum

A Pilum for your Sternum

Author's Introduction: Eric Flint's novel 1632 created a wonderful alternate history universe where a cosmic space/time event called the Ring of Fire sucked a little West Virginia town called Grantville from the year 2000 and dropped it in eastern Germany in the year...