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In the year 1632 in northern Germany a reasonable person might conclude that things couldn’t get much worse. There was no food. Disease was rampant. For over a decade religious war had ravaged the land and the people. Catholic and Protestant armies marched and countermarched across the northern plains, laying waste the cities and slaughtering everywhere. In many rural areas population plummeted toward zero. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.
2000 Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia. The mines are working, the buck are plentiful (it’s deer season) and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn’s sister (including the entire membership of the 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 small group of armed miners to find out what’s going on. Out past the edge of town Grantville’s asphalt road 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 Iying screaming in muck at the center of a ring of attentive 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.
Part two of the Baen Free Radio Hour podcast featuring Eric Flint and Grantville Gazette editors Walt Boyes and Joy Ward.
Part one of the Baen Free Radio Hour podcast featuring Eric Flint and Grantville Gazette editors Walt Boyes and Joy Ward.
Eric Flint and Griffin Barber discuss 1637: The Peacock Throne, a Ring of Fire alternate history novel set in India during the time of the Mughal dynasties; And David Weber's Uncompromising Honor Part 64. Originally aired:...
Part one of the Baen Free Radio Hour podcast interview featuring Eric Flint and Chuck Gannon discussing their novel 1637: No Peace Beyond the Line. https://youtu.be/YYJUqS9ZtvQ
Part two of the interview featuring Eric Flint and Chuck Gannon discussing their novel 1637: No Peace Beyond the Line. https://youtu.be/p3_A-JX9FlU