Grantville Gazette, Volume VI and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $25.00
  • Save: $4.94 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Grantville Gazette VI (Ri... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: VERY GOOD condition ex-library copy. Plastic and exterior stickers/markings have been removed; a few internal library markings remain. Dust jacket in excellent condition, binding tight, pages crisp and clean. Ships from Amazon same day as cleared payment! Amazon customer service and money back guarantee!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Grantville Gazette VI (Ring of Fire) Hardcover – January 3, 2012


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$20.06
$5.42 $2.13

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.


Frequently Bought Together

Grantville Gazette VI (Ring of Fire) + Grantville Gazette IV + Grantville Gazette V (Ring of Fire)
Price for all three: $63.12

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Series: Ring of Fire
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Baen; 1st Ed. edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451637683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451637687
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,078,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction. 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.

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I'm nominating her for the Best Editor HUGO this year.
Walt Boyes
First let me say that you really need to be up to date in the series before you read this book of short stories.
J. Jones
Grantville Gazette VI edited by Eric Flint This is another anthology that follows up the book 1632.
wbentrim

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rodger Raubach VINE VOICE on December 4, 2011
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This, the sixth volume of the Grantville Gazette, has changed some since it's inception. No longer are all the stories submitted to author/editor Flint published in order received. Instead, this is a more selective compilation of short stories sharing the 1632 Universe as a common thread. Editor Flint has made a good selection this time, and there are fewer "duds" than in previous volumes.

Since this is anthology, combining the efforst of a large collection of authors, I'm only going to mention the short stories I considered outstanding:

The Monster; by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlet. This is an aviation-related tale of a downtimer effort to build an economically useful airplane for TEA (trans European Airlines); there is a warm underlying theme of romance in this one and develops the central characters very well.

Birdwatching: by Garret Vance. Another tale of interaction between a lonely and isolated up-timer, Pam Miller, and how her birdwatching hobby/passion allows her to break from her remorse and begin to connect with the 17th Century through efforts of the good couple, Dore and Gerbald.

Suite for Four Hands; David Carrico. As always in the Grantville Gazette, one of the premier stories! An ongoing tale of music and romance between Marla Linder and Franz Sylwester; this deals with Marla and her newly formed group of young downtimer German musicians and her efforts to teach music theory in a 20th century mode. A very warm and enjoyable journey, it is!

Lost in Translation; by Iver P. Cooper. A clever tale with a surprise ending. Well executed.

Sailing Upwind; by Kevin and Karen Evans; another real "winner" in this volume.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne Tassotto VINE VOICE on January 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Otherwise much less
This is an anthology of short stories based on the Ring of Fire novels begun by Eric Flint's 1632. Unless you are reasonably up to date with this series you will probably be unable to follow these stories as they are definitely meant to be companions to the series rather than stand alone works. I read, and thoroughly enjoyed, the first three books in the series when they first came out but I was completely lost for many of these stories. Fans will undoubtedly get all the references and inside jokes but for those who have only a passing knowledge or less of this series skip this one and read one of the main RoF novels instead.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FaCS teacher on January 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It was a pleasure to read most of these stories, but (as in any anthology), some of them were just ok. However, this would be a hard book to pick up and enjoy if you aren't already a fan of the series.
Start with the 1632 written-by-Eric books (AVOID the one by Virginia!), and you will enjoy the series, and then will enjoy this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arthur W. Jordin on January 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Grantville Gazette VI (2012) is the sixth alternate history anthology in this series, following Grantville Gazette V. It is set in the alternate universe of the 1632 series and consists of twenty-four short stories and an Editor's Preface.

Editor's Preface by Eric Flint covers several things about this edition within the series, including the new approach with selections of the best short stories from the Grantville Gazette electronic editions. Some of the better stories were serials and excluded for lack of space.
This edition continues the tradition of a new story based on the cover illustration.

"The Masque" by Eric Flint is a tale about Ben Jonson, a new play, four assassins and a Rubik's Cube.

"The Monster" by Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlet relates the trials of an aeronautical engineer in the seventeenth century.

"Birdwatching" by Garrett Vance concerns a bashful birdwatcher and her bodyguard.

"Suite for Four Hands" by David Carrico continues the tale of Marla and Franz.

"Lost in Translation" by Iver P. Cooper follows a reluctant translator
with the wrong book.

"Sailing Upwind" introduces a new factor in seventeenth century aviation.

"A Tinker's Progress" by Terry Howard regards the pilgrimage of an English family to Grantville.

"Jenny and the King's Men" by Mark Huston takes the hunt for the instigators of the English civil war to Scotland.

"Cinco De Mayo" by Edith Wild involves tacos and romance.

"A Matter of Unehrlichkeit" by Kim Mackey recounts a story of sibling rivalry, frustrated love, and a Shakespearian approach.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Sozaeva VINE VOICE on April 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
If you try to read this book by itself, you won't understand it completely; you really need to ground yourself in the universe. The characters are developed in the stories. But if you are a fan of the universe in which this anthology is set, you will definitely not want to miss the Grantville Gazettes; this is the 6th of the group.

Many of the auxiliary characters in the main novels are introduced in these stories, so again; these anthologies really do not exist outside of the main universe, nor should you miss these if you're a fan of the main novels. They fit together like peanut butter and bananas in an Elvis sandwich. Check 'em out!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?