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Eric Flint presents Book 4 in the Ring of Fire—Grantville Gazette series. Contains mature themes.
In Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff's "Poor Little Rich Girls," we follow the continuing adventures of the teenage tycoons begun by Huff in "The Sewing Circle" (Gazette #1) and "Other People's Money" (Gazette #3). The focus in this story, however, is on the younger siblings—the so-called Barbie Consortium—and their down-timer associates and enemies.
Jose Clavell's "Magdeburg Marines" and Ernest Lutz and John Zeek's "Elizabeth" depict the early days of two military units after the Ring of Fire: a reborn US Marine Corps trying to adapt to new circumstances, and the First Railway Company, formed to provide logistics using a combination of up-time and down-time methods and technology.
David Carrico's "Heavy Metal Music" continues the story of the interaction between up-time and down-time musicians that he began in last issue's "The Sound of Music."
In other stories:
● A German craftsman blackballed by guild masters gets a new start in Karen Bergstralh's "One Man's Junk."
● Grantville has to deal with the tragic accidental deaths of several high school graduates in Kerryn Offord's "The Class of '34."
Contains mature themes.
Running time 14 hrs