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First Time in Paperback. The New York Times
Best-Selling Series Continues. Return to Grantville, the American Town Lost in Time, and the Home Town of the Most Popular Alternate History Series of Them All.
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.
· Cardinal Richelieu, France’s insidious master plotter and power behind the throne, learns of his prominent role in Dumas’ not-yet-written novel The Three Musketeers
(not to mention the several movie versions), and starts a search for the “real” D’Artagnan.
· Grantville is selling crystal radio sets so that Europeans can tune in to the Voice of America broadcasts, but the technicians from the future are at wit’s end, trying to reproduce “primitive” early twentieth century broadcasting equipment by trial and error—until a trained library researcher shows up in town.
· The Dalai Lama of the seventeenth century receives a strange gift: an image of the Buddha which glows by a strange mystical force called “electricity.”
And much more, including stories by the New York Times
best-selling writers Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce, in the latest installment of this best-selling alternate history 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, and with David Weber
collaborated on two novels in the Ring of Fire series, 1633
and 1634: The Baltic War
(a NY Times
best seller), as well as Crown of Slaves
, a best of the year pick by Publishers Weekly
, and Torch of Freedom
(another New York Times
best seller). Flint
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.