Forthcoming temporary update

The forthcoming page is somewhat out of date, but until we can get it fixed up, here's the master's schedule in his own words, quoting from a Baen's Bar post on Jan 17, 07

 — Loyal Minions

Here's my complete publication schedule for the next year, if you're interested:

  • January 2007 Flint, editor Grantville Gazette III
  • February 2007 Laumer The Long Twilight & Other Stories
    • Lackey Bedlam's Edge (Red Fiddler story)
  • May 2007 Flint & Weber 1634: The Baltic War
  • July 2007 Flint, editor The Best of JBU 2006
    • Flint & Drake The Dance of Time (pb reissue)
  • August 2007 Flint & Freer Pyramid Power
    • Anvil The Trouble With Humans
  • October 2007 Flint & DeMarce 1634: The Bavarian Crisis
  • November 2007 Flint, editor Grantville Gazette II (pb)
  • December 2007 Flint & DeMarce 1634: The Ram Rebellion (pb)
  • January 2008 Flint, editor RING OF FIRE II
    • Laumer Earthblood & Other Stories

They originally had BOUNDARY scheduled to come out in paperback in October, but then Toni decided the second half of the year was getting absurdly overloaded with Flint titles (_I_ didn't think so, whine), so it'll now come out sometime right after January of 2008.

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14 Responses to Forthcoming temporary update

  1. Mark L says:

    What is the difference between the Ring of Fire series and the Grantville Gazette? I am writing a review of GGIII for the Galveston newspaper, soon, and I would like to know.

  2. David says:

    Also, what is planned for the next Trail of Glory/Arkansas story?

    David Walters

  3. Walt Boyes says:

    I have a story in Ring of Fire (I), and one coming in Ring of Fire II. The difference between the two Ring of Fire volumes, and the Grantville Gazettes is this: the Gazettes are intended to be a magazine, published first online, and then going to print. Also, the RoF stories are mostly by published writers while many of the writers in the Grantville Gazettes are getting their first published exposure. The Gazette stories tend to be focusing on smaller areas and side issues that compliment and explain the main 1632 story arc, while the RoF stories tend to be closer to the main story arc. The Gazettes also include non-fiction and technical articles that help to flesh out the canon of the 1632 stories.

    Hope this helps.

    Walt Boyes
    “A Witch to Live” in RoF I
    “That’ll Be the Day” in RoF II

  4. Mark L says:

    Pretty much my thought, Walt, but I wanted confirmation by the participants.

    Does one dare use the dread “fanfic” label on Grantville Gazette? Although it bears as much resemblance to typical fanfic as George Watson’s Outlaw bears to a Boston Whaler. Both are the same class of objects (SF stories in the first, boats in the second), but the former is simply so many league above the other as to not invite comparison.

  5. Daryl Saal says:

    Eric, No snippets for four days! – get off that couch!
    On a slightly more serious note, please keep the stories coming.

  6. AJ says:


    My snese on the difference is that GG is EDITED fanfic that has met the smell test of fanfic afficioados.

    I would use the term “elite” to describe the GG writers. Bu I would assume that Eric and the Minions would vere away from class differences.

  7. Dean N says:

    The Gazettes are fanfics, the only diffrence is that the creater of the series has editorial say in whats in them, thus giving the Fictions a polish that no fanfic has. Granted some fanfics are realy intertaining but thay are missing the authority of the originator.
    Thank God no ones tryed to do a cross-over fanfic with the storyes that Mr. Flint has created.

  8. Gary Jordan says:

    If I may make observations about the difference between “fanfic” and the contents of the Grantville Gazettes, I would start with the fact that most stories in the Gazettes start as fanfic in the 1632 Slush conference of Baen’s Bar. Those stories that entertain may receive special attention and requests for rewrites, to hone away clutter and non-canon fancies. Stories that are accepted BECOME canon – that isn’t necessarily true of mere fanfic.

    Fanfic might take major characters and plotlines down alleys Mr. Flint has no intention of following, but everything published in the Gazettes (unless otherwise marked as “non-canon”) become threads in the fabric of the 1632 universe.

    There has been one well-written non-canon story that became a story written in that universe as science fiction by one of the major characters. It gives an outlet for other non-canon material to be published as additional works by that character.

  9. Paul Howard says:

    On the “Fanfic” idea, IMO it is not “Fanfic” if it is written to be published. The GG stories are written in hope that Eric will buy them.


  10. Perry says:

    When will Grantville Gazette #10 come out? I thought it was supposed to be published around December.

  11. Paul Green says:

    I am a retired mathematician and a fan of the “Ring of Fire” series. I think I understand why mathematics has played essentially no role in the series up to this point, but I think there are some interesting possibilities/opportunities. Since Grantville was not a university town it is likely that, although a fair number of the uptimers would be familiar with calculus on a practical basis, none of them would be familiar with the underlying theory of analysis or anything like up to date in twentieth century (or even nineteenth century) mathematics. On the other hand it is imaginable that some advanced books might have been lying around, which creates the possibility that a downtime mathematician, through sheer native ability, might be able to understand them better than any of the uptimers. Probably the most important mathematicians of adult age in 1632 were Descartes, Desargues and Fermat (Pascal would have been nine years old).

    This creates what seems to me to be a fascinating possibility. The proof of the Fermat conjecture was in the news in the late twentieth century and, while it is unlikely that copies of the detailed proof or its mathematical prerequisites would have been available in Grantville, there were many newspaper articles some of which gave at least hints at the kind of mathematics involved. Perhaps someone could bring Fermat to Grantville to take the lead in reconstructing uptime mathematics.

  12. Iver Cooper says:

    Actually, mathematics has played some role in canon. The principal story in this regard is Kim Mackey, Essen Steel Part 1: Crucibellus (gazette 7). It relates to attempts to disseminate uptime mathematical knowledge on what you might call a samizdat basis. See other Essen Chronicles stories, too.

    Dave Dingall’s Letters of Trade (gazette 15) discusses Gresham College.

    There’s passing reference to Hobbes’ attempts to square the circle in my story THe Chase ROF2.

    There’s a bit on mathematics in my article Soundings and Sextants, Part Two, Celestial Navigation Methods (gazette 15)

    FInally, there is William Truderung’s Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Mathematics After the Ring of Fire, scheduled to be published in gazette 18 but accessible right now only to Ring of Fire CLub members (

  13. Alejo says:

    Is the Carrico novel still under contract? 1635 Symphony for the devil. He writes entertaining stories though, I must say, I don’t agree with him in thinking that uptime music wil be accepted so blithely by the generation that birthed the Baroque musical tradition. Many would argue that the baroque period that Carissimi, Monteverdi and Schutz ushered in was the pinnacle of Western Art Music. His treatment of the castrato Abatti is about 40 years ahead of schedule. It would be interesting, however, to see Baldasare Ferri brought in as a character.

  14. Have really enjoyed the series- especially short story formats. Plot suggestion for anyone that wants to try it in a short story- We know what has happened (is happening, will happen) to the good folks from West Virginia that are suddenly on an unplanned European vacation- but what about the folks that were living where/when the ROF landed? What happened to them? Where/when did THEY go? Are they now in West VA in the 21st century? Or somehere/when else?

    Please don’t stop writing! Thanx!

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