Science Fiction

1635: The Dreeson Incident by Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce

By Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce

The Thirty Years struggle maintains to ravage seventeenth century Europe, yet a brand new strength is amassing energy and impact: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance among Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the twentieth century led by way of Mike Stearns who have been hurled centuries into the previous by means of a mysterious cosmic accident.

While the previous entrenched rulers and manipulators proceed to plan in contrast new upstart country, daily life is going on in Grantville, town misplaced in time, with librarians, firefighters, and rubbish creditors attempting to make do below strange conditions. And what higher position for an undercover secret agent from France than operating with the rubbish creditors, interpreting twentieth century machines that others throw out and copying the expertise (though he needs one device—the paper shredder—had been left at the back of within the future).

There are extra sinister brokers at paintings, despite the fact that. considered one of them, Ducos, nearly succeeded in assassinating the Pope, yet his plan used to be ruined by way of speedy motion via a couple of americans. Now, the would-be murderer not just has a ranking to settle, yet has additionally selected first-class pursuits: Grantville's chief Mike Stearns and his spouse Rebecca. . . .

Show description

Read or Download 1635: The Dreeson Incident PDF

Similar science fiction books

Jupiter War (Owner Trilogy, Book 3)

Alan Saul is now half human and half computer, and our sunlight procedure isn't large enough to carry him. He craves the celebrities, yet can't depart but. His sister Var is trapped on Mars, at the fallacious aspect of a uprising, and Saul's human aspect won't permit her die. He needs to go away Argus Station to degree a deadly rescue -- yet mutiny is brewing on board, as Saul's robots make his workforce think more and more redundant.

Heir to the Jedi (Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, Book 3)

Many years in the past in a galaxy some distance, far-off. . . .

A exciting new event set among a brand new desire and The Empire moves again, and--for the 1st time ever--written solely from Luke Skywalker's first-person element of view.

Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the dying celebrity has made him not just a hero of the insurgent Alliance yet a priceless asset within the ongoing conflict opposed to the Empire. notwithstanding he’s some distance from studying the facility of the strength, there’s no denying his exceptional talents as a pilot—and within the eyes of insurgent leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s not anyone larger certified to hold out a bold rescue project an important to the Alliance cause.

A tremendous alien cryptographer well known for her skill to breach even the main complex communications platforms is being detained by way of Imperial brokers decided to take advantage of her unprecedented abilities for the Empire’s reasons. however the potential spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s prepared to hitch their attempt in alternate for being reunited along with her kinfolk. It’s a chance to achieve a severe area opposed to the Empire that’s too useful to go up. It’s additionally a task that calls for the component to shock. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 change their trusty X-wing fighter for a swish house yacht piloted by way of brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech wealthy person, who’s bought a rating of her personal to settle with the Empire.

Challenged through ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, cruel bounty hunters, and massive brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on right into a high-stakes espionage operation that might push his talents as a insurgent fighter and would-be Jedi to the restrict. If ever he wanted the knowledge of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him via possibility, it’s now. yet Luke must depend on himself, his pals, and his personal burgeoning dating with the strength to outlive.

Persona

In an international the place international relations has develop into famous person, a tender ambassador survives an assassination try out and needs to subscribe to with an undercover paparazzo in a race to save lots of her lifestyles, spin the tale, and safe the way forward for her younger kingdom during this near-future political mystery from the acclaimed writer of Mechanique and the women at Kingfisher membership.

Judge (The Wess'har Wars, Book 6)

The Eqbas have come, bringing justice, switch, desire to a few . . . and dying to many.

Seeking to punish the human gethes who prompted the close to destruction of an ocean-dwelling race within the far-off Cavanagh’s superstar approach, the Eqbas have eventually landed on the earth. yet one other, both very important legal responsibility has drawn them around the galaxy: the salvation of this environmentally ravaged international, a venture that can entail the annihilation of billions of humans.

Former police officer Shan Frankland has come as well—along together with her lifemates, one alien and one human—carrying in her blood the parasite that makes her nearly immortal. although she as soon as vowed by no means to allow the robust contagion succeed in the homeworld she left approximately a century in the past, she feels pressured to play an energetic function within the unfolding drama—and to keep on with the catastrophic occasions that experience devastated civilizations and outlined her existence to their stunning, inevitable finish.

Additional resources for 1635: The Dreeson Incident

Example text

Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, jabber, pontificate, talk some more. " He stopped. "If I hear one more word about the trials, troubles, and travails of the 'Frankenthal exiles,' I think I'll spit. " He groaned with disgust. Simon Jones, riding on his other side, laughed out loud. Joachim Sandrart did talk in capital letters. He didn't speak, he orated. He was doing it now. "Time and again Queen Germania has seen her Palaces and Churches, decorated with splendid Painting, go up in Flames, and her Eyes are so darkened with Smoke and Weeping that she no longer has the Desire or the Strength to pay Heed to this Art: Art that now seems to want only to enter into a long and eternal Night and there to sleep.

As a rule, Denise never did more than was necessary to make her point. Of course, any boy who wasn't a total idiot knew that she would, in a pinch, call on her father for backup. Buster Beasley was an ex-biker whose seventeen-inch biceps were only partly obscured by the tattoos that covered them. He constituted significant backup for a girl. Some boys, on the other hand, were total idiots. Joe decided he'd better talk to a few people besides Archie. Benny and Buster. Preston Richards at the police department.

You may find it interesting. Le Parfait Capitaine, which I completed a few years ago. It discusses Caesar's Gallic Wars and the applicability of their lessons to contemporary warfare. A historical essay, if you will. " "Thanks. Thanks a lot, really. But I don't know how much I'll get out of reading it. I'm not a soldier, Your Grace. I'm not planning to be one. " "Ah, that interests me. Scarcely the thing that a French merchant would say to a representative of the ancient nobility. " Ron swallowed again.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 44 votes