Vol. 94, Mar 2021

Read Me First…

Welcome to the 94th edition of The Grantville Gazette. We’re getting closer to the big 100. But ever since issue 1, we have operated a writers’ workshop to attract new authors to the Gazette, located on Baen’s Bar. Currently, the Bar is on hiatus due to an issue I won’t get into here, but that [...]

1632 Fiction

Heldrungen, Sommersburg County, SoTF Summer-Fall, 1636   The older boy sat quietly on the stone bench in the chapel vestibule at the Wasserburg, the moated castle, in Heldrungen. His brother, three or four years younger, newly breeched, wriggled, wiggled, squirmed, and wriggled some more. Gottfried Pinckert, attorney, looked at Hans Appelt, the Dorfschulze, and the [...]

Texel Island August, 1633   "My ship. My first ship." Those words filled Michiel Adriaenszoon's thoughts as the crew heaved at their oars, and the boat bounced along on the slight waves. It had all happened so suddenly. Only a few days ago, he was a steersman, the first mate of the Northern Company whaler [...]

Loughton Hall, Kent April, 1634   Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth, crossed the wide, soft carpets of the library at Loughton Hall. She stood over the desk and brooded at her unfinished manuscript. Today it would not get the best of her. Today she would write. The light was good, but she crossed to adjust the [...]

Freeman Barnes finished splitting the firewood he had brought out of the woods. He switched off the log splitter, then stacked the split wood in the shelter. Freeman brushed the wood debris off his pants. He was very late finishing the coming winter's preparations, but felt there was finally enough firewood. Freeman took off his [...]

Continuing Serials

Chapter 9: Grantville   "Gut Tag, Herr Knapp, and Herr Culloden." Nicholas and Baird turned from their examination of a merchant's wares and saw an unremarkable man standing patiently behind them. He was notable for his plainness. He could have been from any part of Europe, though the shape of his face hinted at eastern [...]

1632 Nonfiction

Introduction   Natural gas and its components are important fuels in post-Ring of Fire Grantville. They also have other utilities. In this article, we will try to better characterize Grantville's natural gas resource and the means by which propane and butane might be extracted from it and put to use.   Propane   Propane's most [...]

Columns

So Fan-Girl
This past month, I wrote a novel in my Spade/Paladin universe. The stories are mysteries, set at science fiction conventions. As the conventions became more acrimonious, 'long about 2015, my willingness to write more Spade/Paladin slowed down. I hated getting criticized by people of every political persuasion for something I did for the love of [...]

The Ring of Fire Press has been publishing a book a week since January, so we have lots of stuff to tell you about: David Brin has joined Ring of Fire Press with a new YA series, and Steven M Stirling is bringing us his new Black Chamber trilogy, the first of which, Daggers in the Dark, debuts March 11.

This Issue’s Cover- 94 "You must eat it before it melts!"

Time Spike

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Universe Annex

Natalie cursed. Whoever had coined the truism that if you felt the cold through your spacesuit you were already dead had never spent any time in a Volov 17. The designers had had decades to perfect a suit cheap enough that even people on the nascent asteroid colonies could afford them, and which wouldn't kill [...]

Arnold wasn't divorced because of his sock-lost-in-the-dryer humor. At least, Tina hadn't left him solely (ahem) on account of that specific gag. The argument could be made, however, that his quips collectively did the trick. And within Arnold's oeuvre, the oft-repeated dryer remark must certainly have ranked high. . . . "Well, I think it's [...]

Vol. 94, Mar 2021

Read Me First…

Welcome to the 94th edition of The Grantville Gazette. We’re getting closer to the big 100. But ever since issue 1, we have operated a writers’ workshop to attract new authors to the Gazette, located on Baen’s Bar. Currently, the Bar is on hiatus due to an issue I won’t get into here, but that [...]

1632 Fiction

Heldrungen, Sommersburg County, SoTF Summer-Fall, 1636   The older boy sat quietly on the stone bench in the chapel vestibule at the Wasserburg, the moated castle, in Heldrungen. His brother, three or four years younger, newly breeched, wriggled, wiggled, squirmed, and wriggled some more. Gottfried Pinckert, attorney, looked at Hans Appelt, the Dorfschulze, and the [...]

Texel Island August, 1633   "My ship. My first ship." Those words filled Michiel Adriaenszoon's thoughts as the crew heaved at their oars, and the boat bounced along on the slight waves. It had all happened so suddenly. Only a few days ago, he was a steersman, the first mate of the Northern Company whaler [...]

Loughton Hall, Kent April, 1634   Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth, crossed the wide, soft carpets of the library at Loughton Hall. She stood over the desk and brooded at her unfinished manuscript. Today it would not get the best of her. Today she would write. The light was good, but she crossed to adjust the [...]

Freeman Barnes finished splitting the firewood he had brought out of the woods. He switched off the log splitter, then stacked the split wood in the shelter. Freeman brushed the wood debris off his pants. He was very late finishing the coming winter's preparations, but felt there was finally enough firewood. Freeman took off his [...]

Continuing Serials

Chapter 9: Grantville   "Gut Tag, Herr Knapp, and Herr Culloden." Nicholas and Baird turned from their examination of a merchant's wares and saw an unremarkable man standing patiently behind them. He was notable for his plainness. He could have been from any part of Europe, though the shape of his face hinted at eastern [...]

1632 Nonfiction

Introduction   Natural gas and its components are important fuels in post-Ring of Fire Grantville. They also have other utilities. In this article, we will try to better characterize Grantville's natural gas resource and the means by which propane and butane might be extracted from it and put to use.   Propane   Propane's most [...]

Columns

So Fan-Girl
This past month, I wrote a novel in my Spade/Paladin universe. The stories are mysteries, set at science fiction conventions. As the conventions became more acrimonious, 'long about 2015, my willingness to write more Spade/Paladin slowed down. I hated getting criticized by people of every political persuasion for something I did for the love of [...]

The Ring of Fire Press has been publishing a book a week since January, so we have lots of stuff to tell you about: David Brin has joined Ring of Fire Press with a new YA series, and Steven M Stirling is bringing us his new Black Chamber trilogy, the first of which, Daggers in the Dark, debuts March 11.

This Issue’s Cover- 94 "You must eat it before it melts!"

Time Spike

No articles Found

Universe Annex

Natalie cursed. Whoever had coined the truism that if you felt the cold through your spacesuit you were already dead had never spent any time in a Volov 17. The designers had had decades to perfect a suit cheap enough that even people on the nascent asteroid colonies could afford them, and which wouldn't kill [...]

Arnold wasn't divorced because of his sock-lost-in-the-dryer humor. At least, Tina hadn't left him solely (ahem) on account of that specific gag. The argument could be made, however, that his quips collectively did the trick. And within Arnold's oeuvre, the oft-repeated dryer remark must certainly have ranked high. . . . "Well, I think it's [...]