Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories

1632 & Beyond Issue 5 #1: A Rose By Any Other Song

Previous / Next A Rose By Any Other SongVirginia DeMarce Grantville, SoTFSeptember 1635 “And now, we bring you News from the Netherlands.” The general manager of the Voice of America pondered as he listened. “It’s a good skit.” The VOA disk jockey grinned. “Tom and Dick Quiney are, if nothing else, reliably irreverent,” John Grover […]

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Volume 101 #6: Never Have I Ever

Previous / Next by Virginia DeMarce MagdeburgJune, 1637 So this was the wonderful capital of the United States of Europe. Susanna Allegretti glared out a third-floor back window onto an alley. So wonderful that her almost-a-fiancé, Marc Cavriani, delivered her to Hesse House, as his father had arranged. So wonderful that the landgravine was busy, […]

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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 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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Volume 94 #1: Faith with Heretics

Previous / Next by Virginia DeMarce Heldrungen, Sommersburg County, SoTF Summer-Fall, 1636 The older boy sat quietly on the stone bench in the chapel vestibule at the Wasserburg, the moated castle, in Heldrungen. His brother, three or four years younger, newly breeched, wriggled, wiggled, squirmed, and wriggled some more. Gottfried Pinckert, attorney, looked at Hans Appelt, […]

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Volume 93 #1: Giants in the Earth

Previous / Next by Virginia DeMarce Sömmerda, SoTFSpring, 1636 “Hans, can you come over here?” Hans Bechstein frowned. Slowing down production in the travertine quarries was not smiled upon by the foremen. They were taking stone out of the Steinrinne here at Bilzingsleben much faster than they had ten years before. The Ring of Fire had been […]

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Volume 92 #1: Et Docere et Rerum Exquirere Causas

Et Docere et Rerum Exquirere Causas Previous / Next by Virginia DeMarce GrantvilleApril, 1636 The news that Archbishop Laud, still exiled in the Low Countries, had, at the recommendation of Veleda Riddle, appointed Tom Simpson, who was still with Mike Stearns, fighting the Ottomans in Austria, as bishop-elect of the State of Thuringia-Franconia caused an […]

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