Once again, the Grantville Gazette is ready for your reading pleasure.
Robert E. Waters, a new author for us, presents "The Game of War," in which you'll experience an area that hasn't been explored by our other authors. Bradley H. Sinor and Tracy S. Morris are back with "The Play's the Thing," with intrepid reporter Betsy Springer and her sidekick (although he'd hate that description ) Denis Semsa and a surprise guest. Kerryn Offord gives up "Paper Mate," a love story by any description.
Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett are exploring technology, but what happens to "The Arrow" and why? It's easy to find out. Eastern Poland is experiencing its own problems, which you can read about in Kevin and Karen Evans' "Mitzi the Kid." And, oh, those up-timers have some strange ways. Check out Jack Carroll's "The Lesser of the Two Evils" to find out about them.
Herbert Sakalaucks is back, this time with "Aerial Donkeys," and no, that doesn't mean the donkey's have sprouted wings. Tim Roesch brings us more up-timer oddities in "Letters Home, 1 and 2," a new serial written from a down-time perspective. Bird Lady Pam is still off trying to save the dodo in "Second Chance Bird, Episode Seven" from our art director and author Garrett W. Vance.
Nonfiction covers a lot this issue. Brad Banner tells us about tuberculosis in "The White Plague," and Iver P. Cooper tells us how they might develop treatment for it in "The New Royal Touch: Synthesis of Anti-TB Drugs." Iver also explains how hydrogen, for the airships might be produced in "Hydrogen: The Gas of Levity."
In the Universe Annex, Gary Cuba offers "For the Love of Sin," a wonderful story all about, well, sins. You'll enjoy it, we're sure.
Bud Webster tells us about one of the great science fiction authors, Clifford Simak, in his Past Masters column, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch is getting a bit of TMI in Notes From the Buffer Zone.
Join us for our November 2011 issue, number 38 in the ongoing saga of what's happening in Early Modern Europe.
Did you ever wonder what would happen to some of the famous philosophers in the 1632 universe? Well, Mark H. Huston has told us about one of them in "The Cartesian Way." And there's always been a recurring thread about indoor plumbing, which is further discussed in Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett's "The Porcelain Throne." Those two also wrote about industries that are being developed in "Ball Whats?"
Check with Kerryn Offord's "Saint George's Dogs" to see more developments in points east of Grantville, and John Zeek is taking care of the police in "Big Iron."
Terry Howard is back with "Reaping and Sowing," with those kids from the McAdam's Mining Company. There's more from our down-time nursing student in "Letters Home, 3 and 4" by Tim Roesch. You have to feel sorry for that rooster, really you do. Garrett W. Vance is back with two stories, his "Second Chance Bird, Episode Eight" as well as a story in our new department Time Spike. "The Good Samaritan and the Hanged Man," along with David W. Dove's "The Dragon Slayer" are the first selections for that department.
Iver Cooper discusses airship lift in "Sitting on Cloud Nine: Airship Lift and Altitude Control," while Karen C. Evans tells us how to make some condiments in "Feeding the Up-timer Addiction: Soy Sauce." Many of us do tend to crave Chinese food, after all.
The Universe Annex presents "A Season for Sisters" by Amanda E. Forrest, a fantasy story about a very odd situation. Enjoy!
Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Bud Webster continue their columns, with "Treasures" from Kris and "City Slickers, Country Bumpkings, Ant, Robots and Mutants, Part 2" from Bud.
Enjoy Grantville Gazette, Volume 39. It's full of great stuff!
Well, what's going on in Grantville and the rest of 1632 Europe these days?
Lots of stuff, of course.
A widow in Grantville has a family heirloom . . . only it's not from her family. Whose is it? Read Robert E Waters "The Heirloom" and find out. Whatcha gonna do with 16 yards of untouched, real up-time denim? Come now! You know the answer to that is here in Grantville Gazette, Volume 40! Read Thomas Richardson's "A Bolt of the Blue."
Bjorn Hasseler is back with his ongoing stories about the folks who are trying to track down the original wording of the Bible, and you can read about it in his "A Cold Day in Grantville." Meanwhile, life is modernizing everywhere and you can read about that in Kerryn Offord's "Catrin's Calling," as well as in "Anna Nicole . . . Bozarth?" by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett.
Garrett W. Vance is back with "Second Chance Bird, Episode Nine." There's swashing and buckling in this one, you bet! And we have a new series starting, Rainer Prem's "Ein feste Burg," which is going to—eventually—restore the Wartburg which was so outrageously burned in the novel 1632. You have to read this!
Iver P. Cooper is back with "Cold Comforts: Natural Refigeration in the 1632 Universe," an examination of the ice trade, and Ronald D. Ferguson presents "Hire Education" for our Universe Annex offering.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch is tired of literary snobbery and you can read about that in her "Confessions of a Downmarket Writer Or The Death of Literary Snobbery (Please)." Very interesting stuff there and we should be offering accolades.