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  1. Don Zettel says:

    First I want to say thank you for your stories in the 1632 universe.  I have enjoyed all the stories about the music as it develops and also the few stories about the burgeoning Madeburg police force.  You bring characters to life very well and your stories flow smoothly.  Can you give me an idea of when we will see another 1632 story?  I was surprised to see that Music and Murder was your first book in the series that pulled together many of stories you had previously written in short story form and The Devil’s Opera a bit over a year ago is your only other title.  Have you had anything published outside of 1632?  Mostly I want to say I enjoy your writing and look forward to reading more of it.

    • David says:

      Well, I know I responded to this comment and published the response.  I must have accidentally deleted it when I cleaned out some spam some time back.  Oops.  As I recall, I said something like:

      Don -

      Thanks for commenting, and thanks for your interest in my writing.  The next 1632 story will be Hide Trouble From Mine Eyes, which will be published by Baen in Ring of Fire IV in May of 2016.  After that, in September 2016, Baen will publish The Span of Empire, which is another collaborative novel between me and Eric Flint that is laid in Eric’s Jao Empire series.  That will be my first major work published outside of 1632/Ring of Fire.  I think you’ll enjoy it.

      Thanks again for commenting.


  2. Janet Lewis says:

    David-I'm just reading your Gazette volume 46 piece on musical development and  wondering when you are going to write the story of Johann Bach's discovery of PDQ? Your fans are waiting…..

    Janet Lewis

    • David says:

      Hi Janet -

      Actually, that will probably happen if I can ever get back to the uncompleted Johann Bach story and get it finished. It’s been on the shelf for a few years while I wrote three novels, but I’m hoping to finish it in the not-too-distant future.

      Thanks for stopping by!


      • Janet Lewis says:


        • David says:

          Janet -

          PDQ BACH is about to be mentioned in the Ring of Fire universe!  :-)  This will occur in my novella “Etude” which I believe will be serialized in Grantville Gazette beginning with the next issue.



  3. Dear David:

         Thanks for all the great stories!  When you compiled the writings from the 1632 Slush for the Grantville Gazette tale "The Tax Man Cometh" you left out a piece in which Tom Stone states that he built the Lothlorien dome for Moonstar (who was mother of one of his sons).  Since that was omitted from the final story, does that mean it is not canon that he was the person responsible for erecting the dome?  I think that it would be more interesting to future developments if the dome was already up when he joined the commune.  That way he would not know about a hidden compartment that is revealed as the dome is taken down in preparation for Magdalene's new house (without rabbits!).  Sealed in plastic inside a metal footlocker, interesting items,possibly illicit, might be found: photographs, drugs (hash, blotter acid), love beads (or other jewelry), a diary,  letters, etc.

    I started reading the 1632 series (novels, Grantville Gazette,, and all the entries for the Ring of Fire) las March and have been very impressed with the quality and coherence of the writings thus far.  Keep up the good work.


                               Charles Whittle (aka HulaBear)

    • David says:

      Hi Charles -

      Thanks for writing.  Glad you like GG.

      Your presumption is correct.  The omission of that fragment from that story means that it’s not part of canon.  That makes your idea possible.  Whether it’s likely or not is another question.  :-)

      Thanks for reading GG!


  4. Mike Times says:

    Enrico Toro and you had "Euterpe"  published in various issues of the Grantville Gazette which I enjoyed.  Trouble is I can't find which GG published Part 3.  And does that serial extend beyond Part 5 which was in GG vol 44?  

    • David says:

      Hi, Mike -

      Sorry to be so slow in responding, but real life has been pretty intense for me the last couple of weeks, and I just now saw your comment.

      To answer your first question, Euterpe Episode 3 was first published in Grantville Gazette Issue 5.  Eric skipped an issue after Episode 2 was published in Issue 3, partly because he wanted to synch my stories up with Enrico’s timeline a little tighter.

      As to your second question, Euterpe Episode 5 was the final episode of the Euterpe story arc, because it concluded Enrico’s original outline.  However, we found we still had some story left over, so we did a couple of other stories after that that kind of give the aftermath of what happened after Euterpe 5:  Cadence, which was published in GG Issue 45, and The Duelist, which was published in GG Issue 46.

      And finally, all of the Euterpe/Cadence/Duelist stories and a couple of non-fiction articles from GG were collected together in a book entitled The Muse of Music which was published by Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press in January 2017.  It’s available as an ebook or as a trade sized paperback from either the publisher or from Amazon.

      Thanks for stopping by!  Glad you liked the stories.  Stay in touch.




  5. Kenneth Dick says:

    Just finished the latest Jao novel – loved it.  Hopefully Baen okays another – so many loose ends and potential story lines. Great book – but I know many factors will impact decision (economics, authors schedules, muse)

    • David says:

      Hi Kenneth -

      Glad you liked The Span of Empire.  It’s a bit early to be laying plans for a sequel, although Eric and I have tossed some ideas back and forth.  We probably won’t know if Baen wants to do another one until around the end of the year.  Assuming they do, though, we’re both up for it.  :-)

      Thanks for touching base.


  6. Daniel Bickford says:

    Hi David
    Great stories, and I was hoping you might be able to help me out a bit, I’ve been going over the grantvill gazette and am trying to read each story line one at a time, do you by any chance have a list handy? For example are the Marla stories in murder and music all of her stories, are there more? I appreciate your time, your fan Daniel

    • David says:

      Hi Daniel -

      Thanks for commenting!  If you go to the Grantville Gazette website, and open the Authors Page and then open my page, you’ll find every story I’ve published in the Grantville Gazette, which will be all but three of my stories–well, four, if we count the novel 1636: The Devil’s Opera.  There are a few stories that aren’t Marla stories, but erven some of them she makes cameo appearances in.

      Basically, for Marla, you have the stories contained in 1635: Music and Murder, which is followed directly by 1636: The Devil’s Opera.  Then I wrote other stuff for a few years before I came back to Marla and company.  Grantville Gazette just published a Marla story entitled Lex Talionis in volume 75, and they are publishing what may be the best Marla story yet, Requiem for the Future, in volume 76 which is being assembled as we speak.  It will be available soon.

      Marla is also a major secondary character in the Johann Bach stories, four of which were published in Grantville Gazette (Prelude, Adagio, Interlude, Etude).  They’ve been combined with one more episode which hasn’t been published (Toccata) and turned into an episodic novel entitled Bach to the Future, which will be part of the new book 1636: The Flight of the Nightingale, which I just signed a contract for Baen to publish.  Not sure when that will be released, but not before the end of the year for sure, and it might be this time next year or later.

       Hope that answers your questions.  If not, feel free to ping me again.


      • Margaret Middleton says:

        I have been indexing the Grantville Gazettes as I acquire and read them, at least partially because I also wanted to be able to find and reread all the Marla & Franz tales from time to time. I am on Facebook. Maybe we can make contact and I can extract my list of Mr. Carrico's writings to send to you.


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