Grantville Gazette IV


Author: Flint, Eric
Binding: Paperback
Cover Price: 7.99
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Publisher: Baen
Copyright Year: 2008
Publication Year: 2010
ISBN#: 1-43913-311-5
LCCN#: 2008005953
Pages: 480
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Genre: Alternative History
Series: 1632
Series Number: 871
Condition: New
Shelf: 15
Goodreads: Yes


Return to Grantville, the American Town Lost in Time, as Heavy Metal Music, Power Mowers, Insider Trading, and the “Semper Fi” Attitude Bewilder and Subvert the Seventeenth Century Beyond Recognition.

After the West Virginia town of Grantville was unceremoniously hurled back through time to the 1630s, the seventeenth century would never be the same. Teenage capitalist girls have formed an investment group; a linotype operator, whose profession was wiped out by computers, finds a new life in an old century; a narrow gauge railroad, with a sit-down mower doubling as a locomotive, revolutionizes military transportation; the proud tradition of the U.S. Marines is started ahead of schedule among downtime Europeans; and what will the master musicians and composers of the pre-Bach era make of heavy metal sounds? On a more personal level, two young lovers celebrate Christmas in a strange land and time, a skilled blacksmith clashes with his guild, and a woman loses her husband in an industrial accident and decides to leave Grantville. Plus factual articles on the problems of beginning an oil industry, building a machine gun, or starting up the manufacture of textiles centuries ahead of their time. All this and more in a new and absolutely indispensable volume for the many followers of the1632 series.

The Anatomy Lesson - Eric Flint
Poor Little Rich Girls - Paula Goodlett & Gorg Huff
'Til We Meet Again - Virginia DeMarce
One Man's Junk - Karen Bergstralh
Chip's Christmas Gift - Russ Rittgers
Dice's Drawings - Dan Robinson
The Class of '34 - Kerryn Offord
Magdeburg Marines: The Few and the Proud - Jose J. Clavell
Elisabeth - Ernest Lutz & John Zeek

Continuing Serials
Heavy Metal Music - David Carrico

Drillers in Doublets - Iver P. Cooper
How to Keep Your Old John Deere Plowing - Allen W. McDonnell
How to Build a Machine Gun in 1634 with Available Technology: Two Alternate Views
- First alternative by Leonard Hollar, Tom Van Natta, and John Zeek;
- Second alternative by Bob Hollingsworth

A Looming Challenge - Pam Poggiani