Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories

Volume 100 #14: Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press!

Previous / Next by Walt Boyes New Releases Phoenix Rising by Ryk E. Spoor Category: Fantasy Impossible Betrayal . . . First it had been her parents, slain by unknown assassins in their own home; then Kyri Vantage’s brother, Rion, was murdered, body and soul rent asunder. And then her flight to supposed safety reveals […]

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Volume 100 #13: The Beginnings of the 1632 Story and the Grantville Gazette

Previous / Next by Walt Boyes I am the third editor of the Grantville Gazette. But, I was there at the beginning, when Eric posted on Baen’s Bar that he needed help with some issues he had in writing Fire in the Hole which was the original title (thank God, Jim Baen changed it). I […]

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Volume 100 #12: Slamfire!

Previous / Next by Walt Boyes and Bjorn Hasseler Spring, 1633 “I’m sorry, Sergeant Weibel. I’ve decided not to re-enlist in the regiment.” The tall young man gestured emphatically. “Why not?” “I’m tired of missing paydays, getting shot at, and marching around just so some jackanapes with a title can claim he won a battle […]

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Volume 100 #8: Be Happy Now My Enemies

Previous / Next by A. P. Davidson Greifswald, PomeraniaWinter, 1636 “See, Arvid, didn’t I tell you this was a bad idea?” Lars canted his head at the musket barrel pointed squarely at his head. The young man at the other end of the barrel shifted nervously between the two. Lars glanced at the trembling hand […]

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Volume 100 #6: It’s Only Rock and Roll But . . .

Previous / Next by Joy Ward Bremen Committee of Correspondence Freedom ArchesApril, 1636 “Wait! What’s a jukebox? And why do I want to put a dime in it?” Metta pulled her wooden flute away from her mouth, looking questioningly at Barbie. Barbie sighed, ran her left hand through her bobbed, black hair. The silver bracelet […]

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Volume 100 #4: If You Want to Write a Play with Witches

Previous / Next by Virginia DeMarce Butzbach, Province of the MainFebruary-March, 1637 “We’re not doing the Scottish play—not in this part of the USE.” Christina Pittlin was adamant. “You can put almost any of the others into the repertoire for the company’s stint here, but not that one.” “It’s considered one of Shakespeare’s best.” Mike […]

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Volume 100 #2: Freedom Arches

Previous / Next by Bethanne Kim GrantvilleOctober, 1631 Sisters Gude and Demuth Bohm had been living in Grantville for several months, but the grocery store still intimidated them. Up-timer stores had so many things to choose from! They always took their time to avoid mistakes with the precious money they were given to spend each […]

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Volume 99 #5: Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press!

Previous / Next by Walt Boyes Ring of Fire Press has some great new releases and more on the way! **** NEW RELEASES A Grand Imperial War By Ray Tabler Lieutenant Suarez of the Imperial Marines is facing a sticky situation. The Human ambassador is having an affair with a Farsalian princess, which leads to […]

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Volume 99 #4: Notes from the Buffer Zone: Foreshadowing

Previous / Next by Kristine Kathryn Rusch I just canceled out of my second concert of the fall. A favorite artist, a concert I was looking forward to, and I still couldn’t pull the trigger. Not because of the artist. Not even because of a lack of Covid protocols. Both concerts required either full vaccination […]

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Volume #99 #1: On the Walls of Wismar

Previous / Next by Tim Sayeau First Sergeant Robert John Matowski, United States of Europe Air Force, base chief and temporary commander of Wismar Air Force base, mad-stalked into his office, threatening harm to all. On his head, a Fairmont State University baseball cap with its ‘Fierce Falcon’ logo added severity. In one hand he […]

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Volume 98 #11: Understudy Overreach

Previous by Gustavo Bondoni “We’re the backup team,” Rione said in disgust. She tossed the tablet over to Hutch, who scanned the news quickly and grunted. “The bastards. We’re the better crew. They’re just more famous.” Appins decided this was his moment. “That’s why I asked to join you guys even though Montgomery wanted me […]

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Volume 98 #10: Capclave 2021 Featuring: Eric Flint and the 2021 Ring of Fire Con

Previous / Next by Bjorn Hasseler Ring of Fire Con / Capclave The first 1632 minicons were held in Mannington, West Virginia. That’s the town Grantville is based on. Then the minicons started being embedded in a larger science fiction/fantasy convention, usually one that invited Eric Flint as a Guest of Honor. This allowed the […]

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Volume 98 #9: Best of the Gazette 2020

Previous / Next by Bjorn Hasseler Thank you for voting. You selected “First Kiss,” by Tim Roesch, as the Best of 2020. Tim’s stories about Blaise Pascal and Logan Sebastian have been reader favorites for years. Please join us in congratulating Tim. Here is part of the story to whet your appetite: INSIDE THE MIND […]

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Volume 98 #8: Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press!

Previous / Next by Walt Boyes Recently, we have had some new authors joining the Ring of Fire Press team: Bethanne Kim, J. Dharma Windham, and some authors back for another book, like Shane Gries, David R. Palmer, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett, and Nathan B. Dodge. JACK BY CECELIA HOLLAND Jenny Dolf doesn’t like […]

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Volume 98 #7: Notes From the Buffer Zone: Technological Change

Previous / Next by Kristine Kathryn Rusch I have finally lived in Las Vegas long enough to qualify for resident status at the university. I wanted that because I wanted to finish my Spanish major from forty years ago. I have taken Spanish online, and I’ve also taken some classes at those places designed for […]

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Volume 98 #6: Industrial Alchemy, Part 6: Rare Earths and More

Previous / Next by Iver P. Cooper In “Industrial Alchemy, Part 2: Inorganic Chemical Bestiary” (Grantville Gazette 25), I surveyed the sources and uses of most of the elements of the Periodic Table. However, there were some exceptions: Lanthanides: 15 elements (these, together with scandium, yttrium, and lutetium, are called “rare earth” elements). Actinides: 15 radioactive […]

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Volume 98 #5: The Stars Were Bright

Previous / Next by Tim Sayeau Brussels, Royal PalaceEarly Spring, 1635 Maria Anna, Queen in the Low Countries, idly skimmed the latest catalogue from Trommler Records of the United States of Europe. As usual, the offerings of the up-time group ABBA were showcased. Understandable, what with the prominence of Gustav II Adolf of Sweden and […]

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Volume 98 #4: Up-Timers Must Burn

Previous / Next by Joy Ward The Buchner Farm, outside NurembergEarly November, 1636 “Up-timers and their filth must burn!” The crowd around the slender, enraged priest roared their approval. The hungry bonfire threw its firelight across their snarling faces. Demons or humans, it would be hard to tell in the early November evening. A crowd […]

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Volume 98 #2:

Previous / Next by Chuck Thompson RothenburgSeptember 20, 1634 The council chambers were cold and smelled of smoke and the rank of angry men. Councilman Bernhardt Betzold slammed his tankard down on the table to interrupt the other councilors’ arguments. “Gentlemen,” Bernhardt said, “Please. We simply must accept the situation. The emperor has rejected our […]

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Volume 98 #1: One Woman’s Treasures

Previous / Next by Sarah Hays Late April, 1638 Halfway down the next-to-last porch post, Alyse Ballentine set down the draw-knife. She ran a faded blue bandanna over her face, pulled in a deep breath, and stretched her aching back. “When y’all talked me into a front porch,” she all but growled, “nobody told me […]

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Volume 95 #10: Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part 1

Previous By Edward M. Lerner What has gone before . . . In “On the Shoals of Space-Time” (Grantville Gazette 91, September, 2020), the interstellar passenger ship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few surviving crew (four Doltan) and passengers (one Doltan, two Vol’taki) are: —LARROK, the […]

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Volume 95 #9: The Reformation of Castle Deltle

Previous / Next by Zachary Robbins Once upon a time, there was a boy named Chrys. After his culturally ambiguous coming-of-age celebration, he began to worry that even though he was an adult now, his life had no direction. He felt empty and wanted to fill the void. At that moment, he remembered the story […]

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Volume 95 #8: Nominate the Best of 2020

Previous / Next by Bjorn Hasseller Each year our readers select the best story of the year. Here are the Grantville Gazette stories published in 2020. Please send your vote to waltboyes@1632.org, bjorn@1632.org or post in the comments. Thank you! Grantville Gazette 87 A Long-Awaited Proposal by Terry Howard Don’t Feed Me People Food by […]

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Volume 95 #7: Hot Off Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press

Previous / Next by Walt Boyes This month we are bringing out Cheryl Brin’s (yes, that Brin) first novel, “The Melody of Memory.” Melody of Memory For centuries the colonists of Tyra suffered unexplained cycles of collapse and dark ages. Now, just as civilization seems to be clawing its way back, is that curse repeating, […]

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Volume 95 #6: Notes from The Buffer Zone: Science Will Save Us

Previous / Next by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Exactly one year ago, in April of 2020, I wrote in this column: Science will save us. And volunteers will (are) risking their lives to test these drugs and vaccines. And some of these folks will be unnamed in the history books, and that’s too bad. Because they’re […]

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Volume 95 #3: The Heights of Beverwijk: The Miller’s Daughter

Previous / Next by Kerryn Offord Frost Agricultural Services Ltd., the House on Greys Run, Grantville September, 1634 Egon Rohfritsch made his way carefully from the kitchen to the desk with the typewriter. He put his mug of coffee down on a heat mat before gently lowering the plate with his still-steaming apricot Danish pastry […]

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Volume 95 #1: One to a Customer

Previous / Next Grantville October, 1636 “That’s the kind of mistake that tends to come one to a customer,” Rob Clark commented. Tom Quiney’s The Invisible Bishop, as performed by Massinger’s men, had caused a considerable amount of controversy among the parishioners of St. Alfred’s Episcopal church. “Imprudent, at least.” That was Gillian, the young English […]

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