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“The Story So Far . . .”

“It’s Only Rock n Roll (But I like It).” That’s the title track from the Rolling Stones album of the same name, and it is the best way I can think of to start off Gazette 82. Joy Ward brings us another installment in her “Musicians of Bremen” stories, “Rock and Roll Barbie.” Can Barbie [...]
  

Best of 2018

Best of 2018 It’s time to nominate your favorite Gazette story for the Best of 2018. This can be any fiction that appeared in the Grantville Gazette in 2018, in issue 75 through issue 80. Please send your nominations to walt@waltboyes.com or bjorn@1632.org. Nominations are open until April 1. That gives us just enough time to compile [...]
  

1632 Fiction

Rock and Roll Barbie

The Knaub Home Early Autumn, 1636   “Katrin, why do you hate your family so much? Do you want to see us reduced to the laughing stock of Bremen? What have I or your brother ever done to you to make you despise us in this way?” Herr Knaub stood in his richly-appointed study across [...]
  

The Railroad Business is Murder

Suhl, Thuringia-Franconia March, 1636   “And it was at this point that Mr. Lang said that he would kill Mr. Schumacher. Wasn’t it?” My knuckles turned white as I gripped the arms of the witness chair hard enough to make it creak. I stared daggers at Mr. Hartmann, the prosecuting attorney. I had to find [...]
  

Clique, Clique, Boom

Calvert High School, Grantville April, 1635   "Why must we attend gym?" Anna Keime groaned as the girls filed into their locker room after gym class. She was a new arrival this semester and was adeptly fitting into the social structure. "Mens sana in corpore sano." Junior Alicia Rice recited in a slight singsong. "A [...]
  

The Savage Oath

The day had dawned clear, sunny, and more cheerful than it had any right to be. Like a cruel joke, the days since he laid Susannah in her crude grave had been glorious ones—the ones that Susannah had loved. She would spend days out in the sun for no other reason but to enjoy the [...]
  

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1632 Minicon 2019

This year’s 1632 Minicon will be at Spikecon in Layton, Utah on July 4-7. Spikecon is actually four cons in one: It’s Westercon 72, NASFic (the North American Science Fiction convention, which is held in years when Worldcon is held outside the US), Manticon (focused on David Weber’s Honor Harrington universe) and the 1632 Minicon. [...]
  

This Issue’s Cover- 82

This Issue’s Cover- 82 The Summit Witch Inspired by Bjorn Hasseler’s very moving and exciting story, Clique, Clique, Boom.  
  
So Fan-Girl

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Visions of the Future

One of the main features of living in Las Vegas is the influx of tourists—different tourists—on a weekly basis. For one weekend last fall, motorcyclists had a big gathering, and the city grew loud with revving engines and blaring rock music. In December, a big rodeo conference came through with the most white people I’ve [...]
  

Hot Off the Ring of Fire Press!

Visit http://www.ericflintsringoffire.com to see all the great books we’ve published in the last few months. Books by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett; Mirella Sands; Michael Ventrella; Ryk Spoor; Garrett Vance . . . and more. Coming up, we have a great lineup of new books destined for the Spring and Summer! Arachne’s Webs is the [...]
  

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The Company Bane, Part I

What has gone before . . .   In “The Company Man” (May 2017 issue), our eponymous hero, a Belter forensic accountant, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. A mysterious something (chemical? bacterial? nanite infestation?) is about to be released into the underground habitat at a platinum mine on a remote company [...]
  

Sh/ft

The first time I saw David Cummings, he was doing laps in the shortie pool at the Flagstaff Days Inn. Armed guards were pressed against the breakfast room glass, watching as he shifted from one end of the pool to the other, appearing just for a second in two places at once as he swam [...]