Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories

Volume 93 #9: A Matter of Choice

A Matter of Choice Previous / Next by Eric Flint “This may be illegal, Jack—and I’m damn sure it’s immoral and ill-advised.” Kevin Gallo scowled at the large screen on the wall of Jack Kensington’s laboratory. The image being displayed was a depiction of the gene splicing Jack proposed to do. “Illegal? That gets complicated, […]

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Volume 93 #10: Adrift in Space-Time

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

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Volume 93 #7: Notes from The Buffer Zone: Heroic Lazy Sods

Previous / Next by Kristine Kathryn Rusch The German government has produced a series of amusing Public Service Announcements about Covid-19. (Yes, you saw that. I used “amusing” and “Covid-19” in the same sentence.) The videos resemble those videos that documentarians put together with interviews from survivors of some great tragedy. The older person reminisces, […]

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Volume 93 #4: A Puritan Voice, Part 8

A Puritan Voice, Part 8 Previous / Next by Michael Lockwood Chapter 8: Grantville This entire trip had been a waste. Nicholas had come to Grantville looking for answers. Instead, he found only more questions. Instead of solidifying his faith, the sand that it was built upon was being washed away. The waves of doubt […]

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Volume 93 #3: I Have a Proposal for You

I Have a Proposal for You Previous / Next by Georgios Iconomou Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo, Venice Late Summer, 1634  Alvise Contarini stood at the open window as the welcome breeze stirred his sweat-damp hair, releasing some of the long day’s tension and driving the heat away. Lost in his thoughts, he let a few moments […]

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Volume 93 #2: Cassini at the Plate

Previous / Next Click here for links to all parts of the Cassini story. by Robert E. Waters Higgins Hotel Dining Room, GrantvilleJuly 4, 1636 (The Day of Departure) Eleven-year-old Giovanni Domenico Cassini sat across from his uncle while picking at the small pile of freshly-scrambled eggs and two slices of bacon slick with grease. He […]

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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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