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Grantville Gazette II

Grantville Gazette II is the third collaborative anthology published in print set in the 1632-verse shared universe in what is best regarded as a canonical sub-series of the popular alternate history that began with the February 2000 publication of the hardcover novel 1632 by author-historian Eric Flint. Baen Books and Flint decline the distinction, counting this book as the sixth published work. Overall it is also the third anthology in printed publication* in the atypical series which consists of a mish-mash of main novels and anthologies produced under popular demand after publication of the initial novel which was written as a stand-alone work.

The Internet forum Baen's Bar figures large in the history of the series overall where 1632 Tech Manual discussions not only convinced Flint to do a sequel, but helped formulate potential story lines in the period early-2000–mid-2001. In the Eric Flint oriented sub-forums 1632 Tech Manual and both 1632 Slush and 1632 Slush Comments all determine the "acceptable" content of these Gazettes, as is covered in depth the The Grantville Gazettes and 1632 Editorial Board articles. Both the shared universe main series and this sub-series are an example of the internet-age collaborative writing in the literary field.

About the Gazettes

Table of Contents

Note: In the earliest two Grantville Gazettes, there were differences between the print published version and the original serialized eMagazine, and then again the intermediate eBook as the 'kinks' were worked out of the experiment. Should additional published works differ, it will be noted in the pertinent article.

  • PREFACE by Eric Flint
  • FICTION
    • "Steps in the Dance", by Eric Flint
    • "Collateral Damage", by
    • "Euterpe", Episode 1, by
    • "The Company Men", by
    • "Just One Of Those Days", by
    • "God's Gifts", by
    • "Bottom-Feeders", by
    • "An Invisible War", by
  • FACT (Essays from 1632 Research Committee members)
    • "A Quick and Dirty Treatise on Historical Fencing" by
    • "So You Want To Do Telecommunications In 1633?" by
    • "Mente Et Malleo : Practical Mineralogy And Minerals Exploration In 1632" by
    • "The Secret Book Of Zink" by
  • AFTERWORD
    • "GRANTVILLE GAZETTE — How to submit and get published."

Plot Synopses

"Steps in the Dance"

by

"Collateral Damage"

by

"Euterpe, Episode 1"

by

"The Company Men"

by

"Just One Of Those Days"

by

"God's Gifts"

by

"Bottom-Feeders"

by Bottom Feeders is a police procedural that follows two policemen Jurgen Neaubert and Marvin Tipton through a murder case. Jurgen is a down time farmer turned mercenary soldier turned policeman, and Marvin is a long service cop.

"An Invisible War"

's well plotted story "An Invisible War" is really a short novel and was the first serialized piece of longer fiction that spaned this and the next Gazette in their e-published versions—though the whole (110 pages) was published in the hardcover release of . The tale is very important as canonical background being set mostly in 1633 after Grantville has had time to settle-in a bit and can look beyond immediate survival issues. It deals with public health and integration and dissemination of medical knowledge efforts during the end of the and early period, for the various Stearns led administration's have been repeatedly reminded by and how vulnerable populations are and were to diseases in the seventeenth century era—so the up-timers have been both strategically aware and taking steps from the outset within their capabilities and resources to mitigate any preventable health problems beginning in the novel . To add impetus and urgency, as time goes by in the experience of Grantville, some of the historical research conducted in the two libraries reveals that plague outbreaks occurred locally in OTL in diverse regions during 1632, 1634, and 1635 saw a large epidemic-size outbreak. Worse, the historical record might also indicate other outbreaks, which were poorly documented.

The story is one of Grantville's medical personnel meeting head-on with down-timer University practices, prejudices and a college curricula based in large part on the Classics and Theological studies. The town establishes the hospital near the and establishes a local nurse training program in 1631–1632, and by the summer of 1633 has reached out to the faculty of the , but the only spareable medical manpower to head up a college of medicine are... women!

Fact Essays

from 1632 Research Committee members)

"A Quick and Dirty Treatise on Historical Fencing"

by

"So You Want To Do Telecommunications In 1633?"

by

"Mente Et Malleo : Practical Mineralogy And Minerals Exploration In 1632"

by

"The Secret Book Of Zink"

by

See also

Publishing History

Printed in the United States of America

  • Edited by Eric Flint (2003). Grantville Gazette II (e-book). Baen Books (Baen Publishing Enterprises, P.O. Box 1403, Riverdale, NY 10471 ). ISBN 1-4165-2051-1Grantville Gazette II. 1st ed. paperback, mass market, Baen Books (Baen Publishing Enterprises, P.O. Box 1403, Riverdale, NY 10471 ). ISBN-13 ISBN 978-1-4165-5510-0.

External links

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http://www.grantvillegazette.com/ Home page of the "continuing adventure that is The Grantville Gazettes", homepage. Baen Books in the 1632 series List of Eric Flint 1632 Series Books published by Baens Books. Click on titles to get sneak peeks. Baen Books catalog for Eric Flint List of Eric Flint Books published by Baens Books. Click on titles to get sneak peeks. http://bar.baen.com/ Baen's Bar is an official forum with several sections (sub-forums) dedicated to the 1632 universe: 1632 Tech Manual, and 1632 Slush (Slushpile in publishing: Stack of manuscripts for vetting) and Peer review Comments on the slushpile are posted in 1632 Comments. http://ericflint.net/ Eric Flint's website, which has much about his work currently in progress or upcoming (in publication, in planning, under contract, in process) matters in the publication cycle. http://www.1632.org by Eric Flint's 1632.org The official web site about 1632 universe run in conjunction with Eric Flint and the 1632 research committee, including the book series ''canonical references' available for download and reference by any participating in the collaborative writing process in the series. If you want to write a contribution to The Grantville Gazettes, this is necessarily a must site. Additional Tech articles are posted thereon. http://www.klaus-leiss.de/1632Tech/ 1632 universe dedicated German Wikiproject organized to cross reference and encyclopediatize matters and characters pertaining to the 1632-verse. Another must browse for would be contributors to The Grantville Gazettes and students of Collabortative writing projects. Fan Page collecting 1632 research 1632verse Commonwealth of Two Nations Resource Page - a webpage about Polish-Lthuanian Commonwealth in the 1632 universe, but especially valuable for 1632 fans for it's many period maps and links to other resources. -->}}

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