Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories


Grantville Gazette #100 Contents:

“The Story So Far . . . “by Walt Boyes

“1632: Origins” by Eric Flint

“Freedom Arches” by Bethanne Kim

“Like the Madmen of Münster” by Terry Howard

“If You Want to Write a Play with Witches” by Virginia DeMarce

“Advocatus Angeli” by Marc Tyrrell

“It’s Only Rock and Roll But . . .” by Joy Ward

“Funding the CoC” by Terry Howard

“Be Happy Now, My Enemies” by A. P. Davidson

“The Aftermath” by Bjorn Hasseler

“What Price An Adel” by Michael Lockwood

“Leftovers” by Edith Wild

“Slamfire!” by Walt Boyes & Bjorn Hassler

Nonfiction and Annex:

“The Beginnings of the 1632 Story and the Grantville Gazette” by Walt Boyes

“Notes From the Buffer Zone: 100” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

From the Editor:

Whew! We made it. We made it to Issue 100 of the Grantville Gazette. This is an incredible feat by a large group of stakeholders. Thank you, everyone. The theme of this issue is the Committees of Correspondence set up by the Americans in the first novel, 1632. Based on the committees formed in the American Revolution, the Committees of Correspondence (CoCs) have been dedicated to improving the lives of the downtrodden in the Early Modern Era, They teach and organize on every subject from sanitation and hygiene to spreading democracy and tumbling over-reaching Adel. Above all, the CoCs are literal death to anti-Semitism and witch-burning.

We have selected twelve stories about the CoCs, including one by Eric Flint himself. It is called “1632: Origins” and is about Harry Lefferts and the CoC getting started.

Another look at the beginnings of the CoC is an origin story from Bethanne Kim called “Freedom Arches.”

Terry Howard, one of the Gazette’s most prolific authors, gives us two stories in this issue, “Like the Mad Men of Munster,” and “Funding the CoC.”

Virginia DeMarce talks about killing witch-burners in “If You Want to Write a Play with Witches.”

Marc Tyrell takes a different look at the CoC killing witch-burners in “Advocatus Angeli.”

In “Be Happy Now, My Enemies,” A.P. Davidson asks what happens when the Adel start fighting back.

Can the CoC’s new political consciousness win against centuries of noble skulduggery? Joy Ward returns with “It’s Only Rock and Roll, But…” showing another side of the Committees of Correspondence as a place where teenage misfits can rock out on rhythm and blues without getting in trouble, and where a young gay boy can make friends in the name of music.

In “Aftermath,” Bjorn Hasseler shows that the CoC can fight and beat Swedish regulars during the rebellion of Axel Oxenstierna, and show graciousness and nobility when the fighting is over.

In Michael Lockwood’s “What Price an Adel?” the story of one man’s political journey in the Magdeburg CoC is told.

Edith Wild’s “Leftovers” lets us see what happens after a CoC action when a son dives in front of his father’s assassin.

In “Slamfire!” by Bjorn Hasseler and Walt Boyes, a young Welsh gunsmith’s new political consciousness leads him to create a special design of shotgun cheap enough to equip all the Committees of Correspondence in Europe and North America.

In the only piece of non-fiction in this issue, we present Kristine Katherine Rusch on 100 issues of the Grantville Gazette.


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