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1632
by Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Books

The Ultimate Y2K Glitch....

1632 In the year 1632 in northern Germany a reasonable person might conclude that things couldn't get much worse. There was no food. Disease was rampant. For over a decade religious war had ravaged the land and the people. Catholic and Protestant armies marched and countermarched across the northern plains, laying waste the cities and slaughtering everywhere. In many rural areas population plummeted toward zero. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.

2000 Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia. The mines are working, the buck are plentiful (it's deer season) and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister (including the entire membership of the local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time.

THEN, EVERYTHING CHANGED....

When the dust settles, Mike leads a small group of armed miners to find out what's going on. Out past the edge of town Grantville's asphalt road is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell; a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter Iying screaming in muck at the center of a ring of attentive men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot.

At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of The Thirty Years War.

Comprehensive Teacher's Guide available at Baen.com.

Published 2/1/2000
SKU: 0671578499
Ebook Price: $0.00 
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1. Daniel on 11/4/2013, said:

The first book in one of the greatest Alternate History/Time Travel (One Way) series ever. Great Characters, Great story.
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2. Scott on 1/3/2013, said:

This used to be in the free library. Now, not only is it not free, it's not even available...
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3. James on 10/17/2012, said:

The characters (as someone else said) feel a bit stereotyped, might not be but feel it but it was an enjoyable romp. Now starting in on 1633 and Eric Flint is rapidly becoming a must read author. Thx Baen for making this book free otherwise I'd never have found out about his work.
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4. Christian on 9/9/2012, said:

A bit too stereotyped and events are a bit predictable. Otherwise a good read and very worthwhile with 1633 as a better follow up.
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5. Dane on 5/6/2012, said:

A rousing start to a great series 1633 is a better book but it's because of the foundations established in 1632
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6. Donald on 2/23/2012, said:

This was a lot better story than it seemed it would be from the description.
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7. Deborah on 1/12/2012, said:

A very clever story. An enjoyable read. Kept me turning the pages!
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8. Daniel on 8/21/2011, said:

Loved it and now I will HAVE to read the whole series. It's a stroke of brilliance to give us a couple of free books to hook us so that we will then be eager to buy the rest of the series at very reasonable prices.
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9. Kristina on 7/10/2011, said:

This was a fabulous surprise, to stumble on such an interesting and consuming series. The characters are interesting, the story line gripping. I can't wait to read the rest of them.
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10. william on 2/2/2011, said:

Great book I already have. But my wife wants me to cut down on the clutter in my library so I am starting with the free copies and will proceed to the non-free stuff I already own as my budget allows. If only the financial/business publishers and other SF publishers. If I send dust covers to you doe that count as a contribution?
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