The mysterious comic phenomena which the former West Virginians call the "Ring of Fire" hurled the town of Grantville back through time into the middle of the Thirty Years War. In spite of their advanced technology, the men and women of Grantville are greatly outnumbered- but they have no shortage of American courage and ingenuity. Eric Flint, creator of the Ring of Fire universe, presents a book of new fiction about the heroes of Grantville, as well as articles on the problems of bringing their technology to the 17th century. (Can you make penicillin from bread mold? Can you use literal horsepower to run a dynamo? Can you make a radio using 17th century glassware and metallurgy?) The Grantville Gazette is a fascinating exercise in alternate history and will be a must-by for everyone who read 1632 and 1633.