Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories

Volume 2 #11: Mente Et Malleo: Practical Mineralogy And Minerals Exploration In 1632

Previous / Next Mente Et Malleo: Practical Mineralogy And Minerals Exploration In 1632 (non-fiction) Laura Runkle One of the advantages that the people of Grantville have in the novels 1632 and 1633 is their technology. With their tools, the people of Grantville can turn out cannon, rifles, and steam engines. With their chemical knowledge, they […]

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Volume 2 #10: So You Want To Do Telecommunications In 1633?

Previous / Next So You Want To Do Telecommunications In 1633? (non-fiction) Rick Boatright Introduction David Freer’s story, “Lineman for the Country” in the Ring of Fire anthology, described the beginnings of wired telecommunications in the 1632 universe and the founding of AT&L. Like any good story, much of the technology was mentioned, but not […]

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Volume 2 #9: A Quick and Dirty Treatise on Historical Fencing

Previous / Next A quick and dirty treatise on historical fencing (non-fiction) Enrico M. Toro “Et l’oggetto di questa scienza altro non è che il riparare et il ferire . . . le quali non potrà alcuno sapere se prima non havrà la cognitione dè tempi e delle misure . . .”[ . . . and the goal of this science […]

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1632 & Beyond Issue 3 #5: Something Old, Something New: A Materials of Construction Survey

Previous Iver P. Cooper What we can construct—whether it be a building, a boiler, or a toaster—and how well it performs its function depends on the materials incorporated into it. One of the effects of the Ring of Fire will be an ever-expanding palette of materials of construction for the engineer. Depending on their properties […]

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Farm Equipment That Came Through the Ring of Fire

Previous / Next by George Grant If those who came through the Ring of Fire had any higher priority than defending themselves, it can only have been providing enough food. To that end, they needed and continue to need appropriate farm equipment. This article will elucidate what equipment they likely had upon arrival, based on […]

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