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Grantville Gazette #97 Contents:

“A Proposal for Angelina” by Terry Howard and Jack Carroll

“Marianne” by Mark Roth Whitworth

“The Evil of Thy Doings: A Calabar’s War Story” by Robert E. Waters and Bob Finegold

“The Ghost Galleon” by Iver P. Cooper

“Slave of the Slaves” by Brendan Roche

Nonfiction and Annex:

“Rice is Life: Rice Cultivation and Society in the 1632 Universe” by Ivar P. Cooper

“Notes from the Buffer Zone: Science Fiction City” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“Capclave 2021, Featuring: Eric Flint and the 2021 Ring of Fire Con”

“Ill-Met in Space-Time Part III” by Edward M. Lerner

“Black Smoker Curandero” by Ian Pohl

From the Editor:

This issue, we start off with a story by Terry Howard and Jack Carroll, “A Proposal for Angelina.” Cosimo van Castre’s niece gets outed as a fantastic telegrapher, and goes to work for the USE Embassy in Venice. Things happen and Angelina van Castre gets a job, and more.

“Marianne” by Mark Whitworth-Roth is about a starving young woman who, nearly at her last gasp, is rescued on the streets of Paris by a woman who works in a brothel. She discovers that Marianne can work lace, and finds Marianne a place, and maybe a future.

“The Evil of Thy Doings” is next up, by Robert S. Waters and Robert Feingold. It is a continuation of the deeds of Calabar, who appeared in Calabar’s War by Waters and Chuck Gannon. So buckle that swash, avast the main, and let’s kick the Spanish while they’re down!

Iver Cooper gives us “The Ghost Galleon” this month. Set in Japanese California, the natives lead the Japanese to where, they say, a huge ship with white sails wrecked and washed ashore.

In “Slave of the Slaves” Father Pedro Claver, of the Society of Jesus, is caring for the slaves that are coming ashore at Cartagena. Little does he know yet, but after his death, the Church proclaimed him a saint. As far as he’s concerned, he is simply the slave of the slaves of God.

For nonfiction, we present Iver Cooper’s “Rice is Life.” It is a look at the facts of rice, for anyone interested, and especially for potential authors in the Ring of Fire.

In her column, Kristine Katherine Rusch gives us a look at Las Vegas as SciFi City, the city of the future.

Then in the Universe Annex, we have the conclusion of Edward M. Lerner’s “Ill-Met in Space-Time” and an absolutely fantastic story called “Black Smoke Curandero” by Ian Pohl, a new writer to us, but one we hope to hear from more often.

Welcome to the rollercoaster! And remember to hug those close to you!

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