Vol. 92, Nov 2020

Read Me First…

Welcome once again to the Grantville Gazette for issue 92. This year we are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the publication of 1632. So, we just did a much larger "Minicon" than we have normally done. We called it Ring of Fire Con, or RoFCon, and it happened online from October 8 through 11. We [...]

1632 Fiction

Grantville April, 1636   The news that Archbishop Laud, still exiled in the Low Countries, had, at the recommendation of Veleda Riddle, appointed Tom Simpson, who was still with Mike Stearns, fighting the Ottomans in Austria, as bishop-elect of the State of Thuringia-Franconia caused an immense stir in Grantville's little community of up-time Episcopalians, down-time [...]

Stockholm September, 1635   The scent of tea wafted up from the tulip-shaped glass. The aroma made the older man smile in childish delight. He took the sugar cube between his teeth and lifted the piping hot cup by the rim, sipping carefully. The bitter hot liquid melted the sweet sugar in a perfect balance [...]

  Hear the loud alarum bells— Brazen bells! What tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells! In the startled ear of night How they scream out their affright! -Edgar Allan Poe, "The Bells"   In the name of Jesus the Lord, Amen. I, Georg Theodor Ernsting, a landowner in Oberkochen, near the Imperial City of [...]

Continuing Serials

Chapter 7 - Grantville Nicholas pushed his chair back from the table and the books that cluttered it. He needed to stand and stretch, get a drink. More importantly, he needed to think. He had come to the Grantville Public Library to finally start his research and what he had found was both frustrating and [...]

Chapter 9   Andreas Schardius knew he was good. Not in the sense that he was a good man. He knew he was not. No, he knew he was good, in the sense that he made things happen. He accomplished things. He made money, lots of money. And when he was good, according to his [...]

1632 Nonfiction

Other Flags of the United States of Europe   At the end of 1636, the United States of Europe is composed of 16 provinces and states, 8 free imperial cities, and 2 districts. Additionally, 8 former free imperial cities (of the Holy Roman Empire) in Swabia have applied for admission to the Swiss Confederation, as [...]

Columns

I get it: People are panicked—and justifiably so. Everything—everything— is in turmoil. We don't know exactly how this will all end, and we're tired. It's been a long century, these past six months. I have my panic moments, and I find I'm getting superstitious. I find myself unwilling to say things like, "Can 2020 get [...]

Whoo! Like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, we found a barn and put on a show. To celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of 1632, we put on a vastly enlarged version of our normal "Minicon" with some serious author guests and over fifty panels in a virtual Zoom environment. The RoFCon was a terrific success! Thanks [...]

This Issue’s Cover- 92 "Aim at the Flag!" Inspired by Matias Travieso-Diaz' very moving story Last Will  

Time Spike

No articles Found

Universe Annex

"Are you getting this?" Or so Liam Peterson might have heard. He wasn't one to spend a mind-numbing shift rearranging cargo in silence—nor to endure the endless droning "news" adrift in the short passageway from Andy's compact bridge. And yet, there was something compelling about that maybe-heard question. He removed an ear bud. As the [...]

Vol. 92, Nov 2020

Read Me First…

Welcome once again to the Grantville Gazette for issue 92. This year we are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the publication of 1632. So, we just did a much larger "Minicon" than we have normally done. We called it Ring of Fire Con, or RoFCon, and it happened online from October 8 through 11. We [...]

1632 Fiction

Grantville April, 1636   The news that Archbishop Laud, still exiled in the Low Countries, had, at the recommendation of Veleda Riddle, appointed Tom Simpson, who was still with Mike Stearns, fighting the Ottomans in Austria, as bishop-elect of the State of Thuringia-Franconia caused an immense stir in Grantville's little community of up-time Episcopalians, down-time [...]

Stockholm September, 1635   The scent of tea wafted up from the tulip-shaped glass. The aroma made the older man smile in childish delight. He took the sugar cube between his teeth and lifted the piping hot cup by the rim, sipping carefully. The bitter hot liquid melted the sweet sugar in a perfect balance [...]

  Hear the loud alarum bells— Brazen bells! What tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells! In the startled ear of night How they scream out their affright! -Edgar Allan Poe, "The Bells"   In the name of Jesus the Lord, Amen. I, Georg Theodor Ernsting, a landowner in Oberkochen, near the Imperial City of [...]

Continuing Serials

Chapter 7 - Grantville Nicholas pushed his chair back from the table and the books that cluttered it. He needed to stand and stretch, get a drink. More importantly, he needed to think. He had come to the Grantville Public Library to finally start his research and what he had found was both frustrating and [...]

Chapter 9   Andreas Schardius knew he was good. Not in the sense that he was a good man. He knew he was not. No, he knew he was good, in the sense that he made things happen. He accomplished things. He made money, lots of money. And when he was good, according to his [...]

1632 Nonfiction

Other Flags of the United States of Europe   At the end of 1636, the United States of Europe is composed of 16 provinces and states, 8 free imperial cities, and 2 districts. Additionally, 8 former free imperial cities (of the Holy Roman Empire) in Swabia have applied for admission to the Swiss Confederation, as [...]

Columns

I get it: People are panicked—and justifiably so. Everything—everything— is in turmoil. We don't know exactly how this will all end, and we're tired. It's been a long century, these past six months. I have my panic moments, and I find I'm getting superstitious. I find myself unwilling to say things like, "Can 2020 get [...]

Whoo! Like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, we found a barn and put on a show. To celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of 1632, we put on a vastly enlarged version of our normal "Minicon" with some serious author guests and over fifty panels in a virtual Zoom environment. The RoFCon was a terrific success! Thanks [...]

This Issue’s Cover- 92 "Aim at the Flag!" Inspired by Matias Travieso-Diaz' very moving story Last Will  

Time Spike

No articles Found

Universe Annex

"Are you getting this?" Or so Liam Peterson might have heard. He wasn't one to spend a mind-numbing shift rearranging cargo in silence—nor to endure the endless droning "news" adrift in the short passageway from Andy's compact bridge. And yet, there was something compelling about that maybe-heard question. He removed an ear bud. As the [...]