It's springtime in the Eternal City, 1635. But it's no Roman
holiday for uptimer Frank Stone and his pregnant downtime wife, Giovanna.
They're in the clutches of would-be Pope Cardinal Borgia, with the real
Pope - Urban VII - on the run with the renegade embassy of uptime
Ambassador Sharon Nichols and her swashbuckling downtime husband, Ruy Sanchez de
Casador y Ortiz. Up to their necks in papal assassins, power politics, murder,
and mayhem, the uptimers and their spouses need help and they need it
Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with over three million books in print. He's the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the "Belisarius" alternate Roman history series, including, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634 The Baltic War. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Charles E. Gannon is a breakthrough rising star in science fiction with a multiple short story and novella publications in Baen anthologies, Man-Kzin Wars XIII, Analog, and elsewhere. Gannon is coauthor with Steve White of Extremis, the latest entry in the legendary Starfire series created by David Weber. His most recent novel is 1635: The Papal Stakes cowritten with alternate history master, Eric Flint. A multiple Fulbright scholar, Gannon is Distinguished Professor of American Literature at St. Bonaventure University.