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Grantville Gazette #81 Contents:

“The Vengeful Oath” by Michael Lockwood

“Botanical Liaisons” by Caroline Palmer

“Exemplars” by Bjorn Hasseler

“Two Men Walk Into A Beer Garden And . . .” by Natalie Silk

“Newcastle’s Call” by Iver P. Cooper

Nonfiction and Annex:

“The Art of Secret Communication: Part 3, the One-Time Pad and the Generation of Random Pseudorandom Numbers” by Iver P. Cooper

“Notes from The Buffer Zone: The Importance of Weather” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“The Company Mole, Part 2” by Edward M. Lerner

“To Talk With Crowds” by S. L. Byrne

From the Editor:

In this issue, effects of the Ring of Fire continue to ripple around the globe.

The Lockwood family struggles with French rule in Massachusetts Bay in Michael Lockwood’s “The Vengeful Oath.”

In “Botanical Liaisons,” Caroline Palmer tells the story gardener journeys from France to Grantville in Caroline Palmer’s

Clergy work out what Urban VIII’s ecumenical proposal at the Besançon Colloquy means for them in Bjorn Hasseler’s “Exemplars.”

First-time Gazette author Natalie Silk follows Jewish merchants on their journeys to Grantville.

Plague strikes in “Newcastle’s Call,” by Iver P. Cooper. Can the up-time ideas be trusted?

Iver P. Cooper also concludes his series on Secret Communication.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch notes “The Importance of Weather” in science fiction.

In one Universe story, the investigation continues. Edward M. Lerner brings us “The Company Mole, Part 2.”

In the other Universe story, first-time Gazette author S. L. Byrne takes us to a very different British India, in “To Talk With Crowds.”

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