Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories


Grantville Gazette #91 Contents:

“There Oughta Be a Law” by Virginia DeMarce

“The Rooster and The Spoon” by Natalie Silk

“Proposal and Counterproposal” by Jack Carroll

“Before the Barbed Wire’s Strung” by Sarah Hays

“A Puritan Voice, Part 6” by Michael Lockwood

“The Aethers of Magdeburg, Part 2” by David Carrico and Mark Huston

Nonfiction and Annex:

“Flags of the World: The USE, Part 1” by Mike Nagle

“Life at Sea in the Old and New Time Lines, Part 5: Creature Comforts” by Iver P. Cooper

“Notes from The Buffer Zone: Life Goes On” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“On the Shoals of Space-Time” by Edward M. Lerner

From the Editor:

In this issue, I’m going to reverse things. Usually I start from the first story and go to the end, but this time I’m going to start with the Universe Annex, where we have an imaginative story from Edward M. Lerner called “On the Shoals of Space-Time” in which a craft full of aliens must initiate first contact with a planet full of humans to get help to go home.

In Notes from the Buffer Zone, Kris Rusch talks about life in the time of pandemics, and the dangers of going down in an elevator with people not wearing masks.

Iver P. Cooper continues his non-fiction article, “Life at Sea.” This one is “Part Five.”

Mike Nagle gives us the first part of his well-thought-out article, “Flags of the World: the USE.” If you ever wondered what the USE flag looked like, Mike shows you, along with lots of others from the New Time Line.

Reaching the fiction, Mark Huston and David Carrico give us the second part of “The Aethers of Magdeburg.” Boy meets girl. Boy meets bad guy. Girl meets bad guy . . . oh well, you’ll see.

And Michael Lockwood gives us Part Six of “A Puritan Voice.”

Sarah Hays has written a poignant story called “Before the Barbed Wire’s Strung,” about a young woman trying to live her life and be herself in Grantville.

“Proposal and Counterproposal” by Jack Carroll is about radio in Venice and shows that down-timers aren’t any less smart than up-timers.

Natalie Silk gives us another chapter in her story about a Jewish family whose father is sort of a ne’er-do-well, but whose wife is sharp as a knife. She presents “The Rooster and the Spoon.”

And at the top of the issue, Virginia DeMarce thinks “There Oughta Be a Law!”

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