1812: The Rivers of War

      Eric Flint
1812: The Rivers of War

Eric Flint's acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked-about voices in his field. Now, in this extraordinary new alternate history, Flint begins a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning point, forging its identity and its future in the face of revolt from within, and attack from without.

In the War of 1812, U.S. troops are battling the British on the Canadian border, even as a fierce fight is being waged against the Creek followers of the Indian leader Tecumseh and his brother, known as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte's war has become a losing proposition, and the British are only months away from unleashing a frightening assault on Washington itself. Fateful choices are being made in the corridors of power and on the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, backed by Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce attack on the Creek tribes, his young republic will soon need every citizen soldier it can find.

What if-at this critical moment-bonds were forged between men of different races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans were able to muster an integrated front, and the U.S. government faced a united Indian nation bolstered by escaping slaves, freed men of color, and even influential white allies?

Through the remarkable adventures of men who were really there-men of mixed race, mixed emotions, and a singular purpose-The Rivers of War carries us in this new direction, brilliantly transforming an extraordinary chapter of American history.

With a cast of unforgettable characters-from James Monroe and James Madison to Sam Houston, Francis Scott Key, and Cherokee chiefs John Ross and Major Ridge-The Rivers of War travels from the battle of Horseshoe Bend to the battle of New Orleans, and brings every explosive moment to life. With exquisite attention to detail, an extraordinary grasp of history, and a storyteller's gift for the dramatic, Flint delivers a bold, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we are as a nation, how we got here, and how history itself is made-and remade.

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    Grantville Gazette, Volume IX

      Eric Flint
Grantville Gazette, Volume IX

This edition of the Grantville Gazette Volume 9 is derived directly from the online edition at http://www.grantvillegazette.com.

Stories include:
Young Love Lost by Jose J. Clavell
Mail Stop by Virginia DeMarce
Those Daring Young Men by Rick Boatright
Those Daring Not So Young Men by Rick Boatright
A Matter Of Taste by Kerryn Offord
Those Not So Daring by Rick Boatright
Anna the Baptist by Terry Howard
Fly Like a Bird by Loren Jones
Gearhead by Mark H. Huston
Water Wings by Terry Howard
Under the Tuscan Son by Iver P. Cooper
Wings on the Mountain by Terry Howard
Pocket Money by John and Patti Friend
Moonraker by Karen Bergstralh
The Minstrel Boy by John Zeek
Ultralight by Sean Massey
Tool or Die by Karen Bergstralh
If at First You Don't Succeed . . . by Paula Goodlett
Waves of Change by Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff
Try, Try Again by Paula Goodlett
Little Jammer Boys by Kim Mackey
Safe at First Base by Mark H. Huston
The Order of the Foot by Richard Evans
Trip to Paris by Kim Mackey
At the Cliff's Edge by Iver P. Cooper
A 'Merican in Moscow by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett
Radio in 1632, Part 3 by Rick Boatright
The Sound of Mica by Iver P. Cooper
A Tempest In a Baptistry by Terry Howard
The Daily Beer Anette Pedersen
White Gold* by Kerryn Offord

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    Grantville Gazette V

      Eric Flint
Grantville Gazette V

The most popular alternate history series of all continues. When an inexplicable cosmic disturbance hurls your town from twentieth century West Virginia back to seventeenth century Europe - and into the middle of the Thirty Years War - you'd better be adaptable to survive. And the natives of that time period, faced with American technology and politics, need to be equally adaptable. Here's a generous helping of more stories of Grantville, the American town lost in time, and its impact on the people and societies of a tumultuous age.

Stories include:
Steady Girl by Eric Flint
Schwarza Falls by Douglas W. Jones
Recycling by Philip Schillawski and John Rigby
Got My Buck by Barry C. Swift
The Dalai Lama's Electric Buddha by Victor Klimov
Canst Thou Send Lightnings by Rick Boatright
Grantville's Greatest Philosopher? by Terry Howard
The Painter's Gambit by Iver P. Cooper
A Taste of Home by Chris Racciato
Young Love Lost by Jose J. Clavell
The Prepared Mind by Kim Mackey
Capacity for Harm by Richard Evans
Little Angel by Kerryn Offord
None So Blind by David Carrico
On the Matter of D'Artagnan by Bradley H. Sinor
A Filthy Story by Aamund Breivik
The Treasure Hunters by Karen Bergstrahl
Bathing with Coal by Russ Rittgers
Lessons in Astronomy by Peter Hobson
Wish Book by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett
O For A Muse of Fire by Jay Robison
Pilgrimage of Grace by Virginia DeMarce
Twenty-eight Men by Mark Huston
Federico and Ginger by Iver P. Cooper
The Jews of 1632* by Douglas W. Jones

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    Ring of Fire III

      Eric Flint
Ring of Fire III

Collection #3 of rollicking and idea-packed alternate history tales written by today’s hottest science fiction writers and edited by New York Times best-seller Eric Flint. After a cosmic accident sets the modern-day West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, these everyday, resourceful Americans must adapt – or be trod into the dust of the past.

Let’s do the “Time Warp” again!  Another rollicking, thought-provoking collection of tales by a star-studded array of top writers such as bestseller Mercedes Lackey and Eric Flint himself – all set in Eric Flint’s phenomenal Ring of Fire series.

Rock on, Renaissance!  A cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe.  It will take all the gumption of the resourceful, freedom-loving up-timers to find a way to flourish in mad and bloody end of  medieval times.  Are they up for it?  You bet they are.  The third rollicking and idea-packed collection of Grantville tales edited by Eric Flint, and inspired by his now-legendary 1632.

About Eric Flint’s “Ring of Fire” series:
“[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.” -Booklist

“[Eric Flint] can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure.” -Publishers Weekly

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    Forward the Mage

      Eric Flint
Forward the Mage

An adventurous and high-flying fantasy novel, this is the thrilling tale of the swashbuckling Benvenuti Sfondrati-Piccolomini, who arrives in the city of Goimir intent on lending his talents to the King--but instead has a series of madcap misadventures en route to his involvement in an epic quest that pairs him with Gwendolyn Greyboar, a female revolutionary whose beauty is matched only by her ferocity--and in whom the fate of the kingdom rests.

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    1633

      Eric Flint
1633

AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TYRANNY

The new Confederated Principalities of Europe-an alliance between Gustavus,king of Sweden, and the West Virginia town, led by Mike Stearns, which was hurled back through time to the thirty years war - has big problems. As the greatest naval war in European history erupts, Cardinal Richelieu has created an alliance to destroy the CPE, and only American technology can save Gustavus from ruin.
Meanwhile Mike's wife Rebecca is trapped in war-torn Amsterdam, and his sister Rita is imprisoned in the tower of London. And much as Mike wants to reform tyrannical 17th-century Europe by Sweet Reason, he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who trained as an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle....

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    Ring of Fire

      Eric Flint
Ring of Fire

The battle between democracy and tyranny is joined, and the American Revolution has begun over a century ahead of schedule. A cosmic accident has shifted a modern West Virginia town back through time and space to land it and its twentieth century technology in Germany in the middle of the Thirty Years War. History must take a new course as American freedom and democracy battle against the squabbling despots of seventeenth-century Europe. Continuing the story begun in the hit novels 1632 and 1633, the New York Times best-selling creator of Honor Harrington, David Weber, the best-selling fantasy star Mercedes Lackey, best-selling SF and fantasy author Jane Lindskold, space adventure author K. D. Wentworth, Dave Freer, co-author of the hit novels Rats, Bats & Vats and Pyramid Scheme (both Baen), and Eric Flint himself combine their considerable talents in a shared-universe volume that will be a "must-have" for every reader of 1632 and 1633.

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    Ring of Fire II

      Eric Flint
Ring of Fire II

A mysterious cosmic force—the “Ring of Fire”—has hurled the town of Grantville from 20th century West Virginia back to 17th century Europe, and into the heart of the Thirty Years War. With their seemingly magical technology, and their radical ideas of freedom and justice, the time-lost West Virginians have allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, to form the Confederated Principalities of Europe, changing the course of history—in ways both small and large.
MORE TO COME.

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    Boundary

      Eric Flint
Boundary

What is a palaeontologist doing on Mars? A strange shaped fossil could help to explain one of the greatest mysteries of Earth's past. It warranted a big dig, one that could lead to the mother lode, and professional immortality. But, what Dr Helen Sutter didn't realise was that it would take her all the way to Mars!

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    1635: The Eastern Front

      Eric Flint
1635: The Eastern Front

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the United States of Europe, a new nation led by Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident.       While the old entrenched rulers and manipulators continue to plot against this new upstart nation, everyday life goes on in Grantville, even under the shadow of war, as this lost outpost of American freedom and justice must play David against a 17th century Goliath of oppressive feudalism.

Praise for the New York Times Best-Selling Series:

“. . . gripping and expertly detailed . . . a treat for lovers of action-SF or alternate history . . . battle scenes depicted with power . . . distinguishes Flint as an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure.” —Publishers Weekly (in a starred review)

“[This] alternate-history saga . . . is certainly a landmark in that subgenre. . . . A splendid example of character-centered alternate-history, this is a must read for its series' growing fandom.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

“. . . takes historic speculation to a new level in a tale that combines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination. Fans of alternate history and military sf should enjoy this rousing tale of adventure and intrigue.” —Library Journal

“This alternate history series is already one of the best around and each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat . . . terrific. . . .” —The Midwest Book Review

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    1824: The Arkansas War

      Eric Flint
1824: The Arkansas War

In the newest volume of this exhilarating series, Eric Flint continues to reshape American history, imagining how a continent and its people might have taken a different path to its future. With 1824: The Arkansas War, he spins an astounding and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield action, racial conflict, and rebellion as a nation recovering from war is plunged into a dangerous era of secession.

Buffered by Spanish possessions to the south and by free states and two rivers to the north, Arkansas has become a country of its own: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, Native American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists–including one charismatic warrior who has gone from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is building a fortune and a powerful army in the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates as well. Caught in the middle is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian entering his final year in office with a demagogic House Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of war. But Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed both the Louisiana militia in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, remains a magnet for revolution. And fault lines are erupting throughout the young republic–so that every state, every elected official, and every citizen will soon be forced to choose a side.

For a country whose lifeblood is infected with the slave trade, the war of 1824 will be a bloody crisis of conscience, politics, economics, and military maneuvering that will draw in players from as far away as England. For such men as Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic war hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it is a time to change history itself.

Filled with fascinating insights into some of America’s most intriguing historical figures, 1824: The Arkansas War confirms Eric Flint as a true master of alternate history, a novelist who brings to bear exhaustive research, remarkable intuition, and a great storyteller’s natural gifts to chronicle the making of our nation as it might have been.

From the Hardcover edition.

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    Grantville Gazette VI

      Eric Flint
Grantville Gazette VI

This edition of the Grantville Gazette Volume 6 is derived directly from the online edition at http://www.grantvillegazette.com.

Stories include:
A Taste of Home by Chris Racciato
Federico and Ginger by Iver P. Cooper
Recycling by Philip Schillawski and John Rigby
Old Folks' Music by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett
Mightier than the Sword by Jay Robison
Grantville is Different by Russ Rittgers
The Woman Shall Not Wear That by Virginia DeMarce
Live Free by Karen Bergstralh
The Dalai Lama's Electric Buddha by Victor Klimov
The Doctor Gribbleflotz Chronicles, Part 1: Calling Dr. Phil by Kerryn Offord
Dr. Phil's Amazing Lightning Crystal by Kerryn Offord
Dr. Phil's Aeolian Transformers by Kerryn Offord and Rick Boatright
Exegesis and Interpretation of Up-timer Printed Matter by Francis Turner
Bouncing Back: Bringing Rubber to Grantville by Iver P. Cooper
On the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Wooden Aircraft by Jerry Hollombe
The Jews of 1632 by Douglas W. Jones

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    The Alexander Inheritance

      Eric Flint
The Alexander Inheritance

NEW TIME TRAVEL ALT. HISTORY FROM A MASTER: Flint's Ring of Fire and Boundary series have proved him to be a master of time travel alternate history. Here then, a new tale of persons displaced in time, fighting for their lives.
Twice before, mysterious cosmic catastrophes have sent portions of the Earth across space and back in time first, with the Grantville Disaster in West Virginia, and then again with a maximum security prison in southern Illinois.
Now, the planet is struck with yet another such cataclysm, whose direct impact falls upon the Queen of the Sea, a cruise ship in the Caribbean. When the convulsions subside, the crew and passengers of the ship discover that they have arrived in a new and frightening world.
They are in the Mediterranean now, not the Caribbean. Still worse, they discover that the disaster has sent them more than two thousand years back in time. Following the advice of an historian among the passengers, Marie Easley, they sail to Egypt or, at least, where they hope Egypt will be.
Sure enough, Egypt is there ruled over by Ptolemy, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty and one of Alexander the Great s chief generals.
Alexander the Great, it turns outs, died just two years ago. The western world has just entered what would become known as the Hellenistic Period of history, during which time Greek civilization would spread around the Mediterranean and beyond. But the first fifty years of the Hellenistic Period was the Age of Diadochi the Time of the Successors when Alexander s empire would collapse into chaos. By the time the Successors finished their strife, every single member of Alexander s dynasty would be murdered and only three of the generals who began that civil war would still be alive.
That is the new world in which the Queen of the Sea finds itself. Can Marie Easley and Captain Lars Flodden guide the crew and passengers through this cataclysm? Fortunately, they have some help: a young Norwegian ship s officer who forms an attachment to Alexander s widow; a French officer who is a champion pistol marksman; a canny Congressman from Utah and, most of all, many people of the time who are drawn to a vision of the better world of the future.
About Eric Flint s Ring of Fire series:
This alternate history series is a landmark Booklist
[Eric] Flint's1632universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians. Booklist
reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis Publishers Weekly"

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    1632

      Eric Flint
1632

FREEDOM AND JUSTICE -- AMERICAN STYLE 1632 And in northern Germany things couldn't get much worse. Famine. Disease. Religous war laying waste the cities. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy. 2000 Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia, and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister (including the entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time. THEN, EVERYTHING CHANGED.... When the dust settles, Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell: a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter attacked by men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot. At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of the Thirty Years' War.

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