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Grantville Gazette #56 Contents:

“A Sucker Born Every Minute” by Phillip Riviezzo

“Letters from Inchon” by Robert Waters

“Grantville is Crazy” by Robert Noxon

“Bagging the Bag Girl” by Terry Howard

“The Saale Levies” by Bjorn Hasseler

“An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Five” by Virginia DeMarce

“Ein feste Burg, Episode 17” by Rainer Prem

Nonfiction and Annex:

“From Weavers to Princes: A Brief Primer on the Fugger Family of the Germanies” by Deborah Stutman-Brickey

“Notes From The Buffer Zone, I Can’t Believe I Wrote the Whole Thing” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“Capturing the Light” by Michael Barretta

From the Editor:

Halloween is past, so it’s now November. Must be time for a new Grantville Gazette!

Two new authors for this issue, Phillip Riviezzo, who presents “A Sucker Born Every Minute,” a quote I’m sure a lot of people have heard, and Robert Noxon, with the hilarious “Grantville is Crazy.” Which I’m sure a lot of people think, actually.

Robert Waters is back, this time with “Letters from Inchon,” which will likely tug the heartstrings of just about anyone. Terry Howard’s “Bagging the Bag Girl” might not touch anyone’s heartstrings, but I bet you’ll like it anyway. And Bjorn Hasseler is still dealing with those Saxons in “The Saale Levies,” quite an interesting story that keeps us wondering what’s going to happen next.

Virginia DeMarce is still letting Monsieur Gaston roam about Europe, alas. And what the man drags around with him is no fun at all. Rainer Prem continues “Ein feste Burg” with Episode 17. We’ve got all sorts of stuff going on in Freiberg this episode.

An Important (yes, I used the cap deliberately) family in seventeenth-century Germany, the Fuggers, have lots of history. Deborah Stutman-Brickey, another new author for the Gazette, shares some of that.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has done some tremendous output in her career, and she tells us about it in her Notes From The Buffer Zone Column, “I Can’t Believe I Wrote the Whole Thing.”

Last, and surely not least, Michael Barretta offers “Capturing the Light,” a story the editors of the Gazette feel is surely award worthy.

Have fun. Have a good read. Grantville Gazette, Volume 56 is ready.

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