Synopses & Reviews
A New Installment in the New York Times
First Time in Paperback.
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 the 1632 series.
About the Author
Eric Flint is the author/creator of the New York Times
best-selling Ring of Fire series. His impressive first novel, Mother of Demons
(Baen), was selected by SF Chronicle
as one of the best novels of 1997. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius series, including the new novel The Dance of Time
, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633
, and 1634: The Baltic War
, two novels in the Ring of Fire series, and on Crown of Slaves
, a best of the year pick by Publishers Weekly
received his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in East Chicago, IL
, with his wife and is working on more books in the best-selling Ring of Fire series.