Well, here we are, November 2013, with the fiftieth volume of the Grantville Gazette! Quite the milestone!
This volume contains stories by both old and new authors. Check out Terry Howard and Esther Merriken's "Franklin's Monster, Act III, The Power to Fly" for an interesting take on art, as well as Robert E. Waters and Meriah Crawford's "The Multi-Colored King" for another equally interesting take on art. Bjorn Hasseler brings us "The Winter of '35," a story about a really, really busy day in Grantville. "A Season of Change" is Kerryn Offord's offering, and it's back to our favorite print shop.
Rainer Prem is back with "Ein Feste Burg, Episode 11," this time bringing romance—and fast food—to a different part of Germany. Jack Carroll and Edith Wild continue their serial, "The Undergraduate, Episode Two." All of them ramping up the interest for us all.
Iver Cooper has info about the plague, which he brings to light in "Infectious Pestilence: Part 1, Coping with Plague in Early Modern Europe." It makes a person happy to not have to worry about that! Garrett W. Vance gives us "Time Spike: The Mysterious Mesa, Part One," an interesting story set in a very difficult place.
Edith Maor wrote "Global Village," a story that gives quite another perspective on eyeglasses. Someday we may all be calling people who don't wear them "old two eyes." And Kristine Kathryn Rusch, in her column Notes From The Buffer Zone, discusses "Editing Changes," about how editors are different and have their own impact on popular magazines.
Step right up. Read all about it. Grantville Gazette, Volume 50, is ready now.
A new year begins! And here we are, with the latest Grantville Gazette. Loads of stuff in issue 51. Kerryn Offord gives us an introduction to "An Excellent Woman," while Terry Howard and Jack Carroll combined talents to produce "What the Wizard Gave the Scarecrow."
Rainer Prem's "Ein feste Burg" is now in Episode 12 and gets more interesting with each issue. Jack Carroll and Edith Wild's "The Undergraduate" is now in Episode Three. We're excited to see how it all goes.
Iver P. Cooper has written a very informative article about the bubonic plague, "Infectious Pestilence, Part 2: Fighting the Plague After the Ring of Fire." Makes us really glad for the improvements in medical knowledge, it purely does.
Peter Wood is a new author for the Gazette, with his story "Karma," a quick glance at "what goes around, comes around." And Garrett W. Vance has us all on tenterhooks waiting to see what happens with that mesa is "The Mysterious Mesa, Part Two. Kristine Kathryn Rush loves "Crowdfunding," and is pleased to tell us why in her column Notes From The Buffer Zone.
Back again, back again, jiggety-jig . . . No, that's not the way it goes. But you get the idea. Grantville Gazette, Issue 52 is ready and waiting for you.
We have a new author this issue, Clair Kiernan, who has written "Nun Danket." You won't want to miss it. As well, Bjorn Hasseler brings back Astrid and company in "NESS: The Railroad Missions." Another "don't miss" story, not that we think you should miss any of them.
Kerryn Offord continues Dylan and Sophia's story with "Family Values." And we're very pleased to have an offering from Virginia DeMarce, who has been absent from these pages for much too long. Check out "An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode One."
Jack Carroll and Edith Wild are going strong with "The Undergraduate, Episode Four," and Rainer Prem gives us "Ein feste Burg, Episode 13." Lots of great fiction this go-round.
"Marine Radio in the 1632 Universe" by Jack Carroll tells you just about anything you ever wanted to know on that subject, so feel free to enjoy it all. Kristine Kathryn Rusch is slogging away, and she'll tell you all about it in her column, Notes From The Buffer Zone, with "A Science Fiction Writer's Lament."
Have a great time. Grantville Gazette, Issue 52, there for you right now.