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Gelassenheit is a great story that sets up some very important story lines.
Gettysburg is a really good story that will draw you back to Pennsylvania and make you realize why you love the world of Pennsylvania.
Susquehanna might be my favorite tale from Company B. The story telling is great and you really get to meet some great characters that you will love.
Columbia is the final B Company story and it does not disappoint. Chris has done a great job writing a story in which there are characters that you will love and some that you won't like. The stories grab you from the beginning and won't let go until the end and this story is no exception. Any cliffhangers or unanswered questions you might have had will be answered in this story.
As I said, Chris reminds you why you love the Pennsylvania world so much. He brings some great stories and characters to the world.
I barely had time to encompass Amish sci-fi before being immersed in Military Amish science fiction. What a concept!
Pourteau makes it work, though, and you don't need to have read "Pennsylvania" to enjoy this collection. The first story introduces Mary Brennerman, a pivotal character in the rest of the tales, and reveals her motivation for leaving the community of Plain People who have settled on New Pennsylvania to join the rebel force called TRACE.
The remaining three tales in the collection, "Gettysburg," "Susquehanna," and "Columbia," are closer to novellas than short stories, and Pourteau traces his inspiration for each (mostly from Civil War history) in an afterword that follows each tale.
The juice of the collection, however, resides strongly in the stories themselves. We meet Lieutenant Hatch, "Trick" to the company, and the hard-drinking "man-mountain" Sergeant Stug, whose continual complaint is not getting to hit enough people. Hawkeye, Bracer, Pusher... Each of the TRACE rebels becomes important to us, and we care what happens to them. The action of their battles is balanced by the action of their hearts and minds.
The "B" of B-Company, by the way, is not a mere alphabet letter. It is short for "Bestimmung," a German/Pennsylvania Dutch word that can mean "regulation," "purpose"—or "destiny." While Mary Brennerman and the other evocative characters of her company move through their various battlefields, it takes on each of those meanings in turn.
Pourteau goes on my watch-for list, along with Bunker and Amish science fiction.
The story is well narrated and the competence on the military side is evident.
The characters are well described. The writing stile is fast paced.