Customer Reviews for

Grantville Gazette I (The 1632 Universe)

Average Rating 4.5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    Alternate History the way it should be

    The '1632' series takes a small West Virginia town on one Sunday afternoon in April, 2000 and places it into the middle of the Thirty Years War. Yes, some of the story is about modern weapons, but unlike 'Guns of the South', that is the smallest part of the series. The major impact turns out to be the effect of the ideas contained in the town's libraries and in the hearts, minds, and souls of it's 3500 inhabitants. Grantville Gazette is a series of very well written sub-plots to the main story line by newer authors who have been attracted to the posibilities of the series. Some bring in new characters who wind up becoming major players in Eric's next novel, some flesh out the life of a small town and it's people. Some are outright hilarious. It's a marvelous read and is guaranteed to 'hook' you on the rest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    A truely unique alternate history anthology

    The Grantville Gazette is an automatic 'buy' for fans of Eric Flint's 1632 series. For other alternate history fans thinking about dipping a toe into this evolving series, the Gazette provides several WONDERFUL stories (Notably Virginia DeMarce's 'Rudolstadt Collequey') and a unique view into the technical underpinnings of the complexity of alternate history. Flint is attempting to use a shared universe to device an alt-hist with a complexity approaching that of the real world. It's a facinating thing to watch, and a fun read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    West Virginia come to the Thirty Years War

    This book is an anthology set in the universe created by Eric Flint in his 1632. It contains short stories by other authors often written by fans about the problems faced by the people of the town of Grantville, WV when it is sent back in time. It also contains non-fiction articles about recreating some of the technology we take for granted in everyday use. This was a great contribution to the 1632 universe and a very enjoyable read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1