Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories

1632 & Beyond Issue 5 #3: Mail From Up-Time

Previous / Next Mail From Up-TimeGeorge Grant Grantville Post Office May 1635 “Shit!” Bernita Jenkins’ day had started normally. The work had even been rather light. She and Selma had sorted the flats and letters, thrown parcels, sorted and distributed the accountables, and gotten a start on putting up the box mail before the window […]

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Volume 3 #11: Flint’s Lock

Previous / Next Flint’s Lock Part one of a series devoted to firearms in the 1632 universeLeonard Hollar, Bob Hollingsworth,Tom Van Natta, and John Zeek [Editor’s note: The Grantville Firearms Roundtable is a group of experts on firearms whom I asked to develop a series of articles for the Grantville Gazette on the issue of […]

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Volume 3 #10: The Impact of Mechanization on German Farms

Previous / Next The Impact of Mechanization on German Farms Karen Bergstralh What will happen when Grantville introduces nineteenth-century farm equipment to seventeenth-century farmers? Will there be a rapid adaptation of the new machines followed by a similarly rapid increase in productivity? Will this in turn lead to an equally rapid decrease in the numbers […]

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Volume 3 #9: Iron

Previous / Next Iron Rick Boatright The most dangerous mammal in North America kills over 130 people each year, and seriously injures another twenty-nine thousand. The most recycled material in North America was dumped in landfills until the late 1970s, but now, nearly 100 percent of that material contains recycled content. The animal? The white-tailed […]

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Volume 3 #8: Euterpe, Episode 2

Previous / Next Euterpe, Episode 2 Enrico M. Toro To Father Thomas Fitzherbert SJ of theIllustrissimus Collegium Anglicanum in RomeFrom Maestro Giacomo Carissimi inThuringen Gardens, GrantvilleAugust 1633 Very Reverend Father, I am sorry it took so long to write you again, but a journey through Europe in these days is everything but short and comfortable. […]

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Volume 3 #7: Hell Fighters

Previous / Next Hell Fighters Wood HughesI: The MissionThe monastery of Subiaco:Home of the Order of St. Benedict “Brother Johann? The fathers are ready.” Brother Johann closed the small book he was studying and rose, straightening his black robe. While he had been aware of the gathering of abbots, he had no idea why the […]

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Volume 3 #6: Hobson’s Choice

Previous / Next Hobson’s Choice Francis Turner Cambridge, England1632 AD A hesitant knock at the door disturbed the summer afternoon of study and desultory argument. “Who is it?” asked Thomas Healey. The door opened and a skinny but well-dressed youth, much encumbered with baggage, stood in the dimly lit, cramped landing. Standing next to him […]

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Volume 3 #4: Other People’s Money

Previous / Next Other People’s Money Gorg HuffI When Sarah Wendell had agreed to go out with David Bartley, it had seemed like a good idea at the time. She had totally forgotten that she was months away from her sixteenth birthday. The Wendell house rule was no dating till sixteen. Remembering that little detail […]

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Volume 3 #3: The Sound of Music

Previous / Next The Sound of Music David Carrico Franz Sylwester, one-time violinist in the chapel ofthe archbishop of MainTo Friedrich Braun, journeyman instrument crafterfor Master Hans Riebeck, in MainzOn the nineteenth day of January in theyear of our Lord 1633 Greetings, my friend, I am sure by now that you have despaired of hearing […]

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Volume 3 #2: Pastor Kastenmayer’s Revenge

Previous / Next Pastor Kastenmayer’s Revenge Virginia DeMarce April 1635 Ludwig Kastenmayer would never forget the day. April 11, 1634, by the reckoning of these up-timers, who had adopted the pope’s calendar. The day that one of them had stolen his daughter. It was the worst thing that had happened to him since Count Ludwig […]

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