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Encyclopedia > 1633 (novel)
1633
First edition cover
First edition cover
Author David Weber & Eric Flint
Country United States
Language English
Series 1632 series
Genre(s) Alternate History, Novel
Publisher Baen Books
Released August 2002
Media Type Print (Hardcover & Paperback) & ebook
Pages 608 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-7434-3542-7 (first edition, hardback)
Preceded by 1632

1633 is one of two co-developed and closely related sequels to 1632 in the best selling science fiction series by historian–writer Eric Flint. 1633 is co-written with New York Times best selling author David Weber. The series begins in our Modern era on May 31, 2000 during a small town wedding when the small West Virginia town of Grantville trades places in both time and geographic location with a nearly unpopulated countryside region within what would become Germany during the convulsions of the Thirty Years' War. 1633 is the second major novel in the series which mixes to an unprecedented extent canonical anthologies with its works of novel length, almost in alternation. There are currently seven works in print, several more in production at Baen Books, another three published as eBooks, and at least seven more 'under contract' between publisher Baen Books and various writers. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Image File history File links DavidWebberEricFlint_1633. ... Honor Harrington from Honor Among Enemies cover, by David Mattingly. ... Eric Flint (born California, USA, 1947) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Alternative history or alternate history can be: A History told from an alternative viewpoint, rather than from the view of imperialist, conqueror, or explorer. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative in prose. ... Baen Books logo Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen (1943-2006). ... A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... An eBook (also: e-book, ebook) is an electronic (or digital) version of a book. ... Main articles: 1632 series and The Grantville Gazettes 1632 is the initial novel in the best selling alternate history genre 1632 book series set in the Holy Roman Empire by historian, writer and editor Eric Flint. ... Main articles: 1632 series and The Grantville Gazettes 1632 is the initial novel in the best selling alternate history genre 1632 book series set in the Holy Roman Empire by historian, writer and editor Eric Flint. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Eric Flint (born California, USA, 1947) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. ... Honor Harrington from Honor Among Enemies cover, by David Mattingly. ... The Modern-Era of NASCAR is a dividing line in NASCARs history. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... An eBook (also: e-book, ebook) is an electronic (or digital) version of a book. ... Baen Books logo Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen (1943-2006). ...

Contents

Premise

In the novel, the fictional town of Grantville, West Virginia (modeled on the real town of Mannington) and its powerplant are abruptly dropped into the middle of the Thirty Years' War, through a side effect of an alien technology (The Assiti Shards), in the German province of Thuringia during the middle of a wedding (accounting for the presence of a few characters not native to the town). The inhabitants of Grantville, led by Mike Stearns, president of the local United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) suddenly have to cope with the raging war, the armies involved, language barriers, and religious suppression. Alternate history Campaign setting Fantasy world Fictional battlegrounds Fictional buildings Fictional city Fictional company Fictional counties Fictional country Fictional schools List of fictional Cambridge colleges List of fictional Oxford colleges Fictional universe List of fictional universes Future history Imaginary country Imaginary state Imaginary union Multiverse Mythical place Parallel universe Phantom... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Mannington is a city located in Marion County, West Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Republic of Thuringia (German: Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), being eleventh in size with an area of 16,200 km² and twelfth most populous with 2. ... United Mine Workers of America seal The United Mine Workers (UMW or UMWA) is a United States labor union that represents workers in mining. ...


Characters in "1633"

Historical figures

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cardinal Richelieu was the French chief minister from 1624 until his death. ...

Release details

  • 2002, USA, Baen Books (ISBN 0-7434-3542-7), Pub date ? August 2002, hardcover (First edition)
  • 2003, USA, Baen Books (ISBN 0-7434-7155-5), ? July 2003, paperback
  • The full text of the novel with David Weber is available from the Baen Free Library (see below).
  • eBook (August 2002) DOI:0743435427

The Baen Free Library is a digital library of the science fiction and fantasy publishing house Baen Books where (as of June 2005) 77 full books are available for free download in a number of formats, without copy protection. ... A digital object identifier (or DOI) is a permanent identifier (permalink) given to a World Wide Web file or other Internet document so that if its Internet address changes, users will be redirected to its new address. ...

External links

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1632 series
Web page links: Comments and Content notes
Baen Books in the 1632 series List of 1632 Series Books grouped by the series by Baen Books. Includes the first few chapters of each.
1632 full text Full text of the novel 1632 from the Baen Free Library.
Baen Books catalog for Eric Flint List of Eric Flint books published by Baen Books. Includes the first few chapters of each.
baen.com/library/eflint.htm List of Eric Flint books available in toto in the Baen Free Library.
http://bar.baen.com/ Baen's Bar is an official fan-forum with several specific sections (sub-forums) dedicated to the 1632 universe. These are: 1632 Tech Manual, and 1632 Slush for manuscript submission (Slushpile in publishing: Stack of manuscripts for vetting) and 1632 Comments where Peer review feedback, suggestions, and comments on the slushpile submissions are posted. The two together form a collective collaborative workshop for wannabe authors.
http://ericflint.net/ Eric Flint's website, which has much about his work currently in progress or upcoming (in publication, in planning, under contract, in process) matters in the publication cycle.
http://www.1632.org The official web site by Eric Flint's 1632.org on and about the 1632 universe and related matters. It is run by the 1632 Research Committee in conjunction with the 1632 Editorial Board. It includes the canonical references for the entire book series available for browsing and download by any participating in the collaborative writing process in the series. Eric's partners that are also professional writers use the same data. If you want to write a contribution to The Grantville Gazettes, this is a must-visit site. Additional Technical articles resulting from 1632 Tech Manual discussions and the Research Committee are also posted here.
klaus-leiss.de/1632Tech 1632 universe dedicated German Wikiproject organized to cross reference and encyclopediatize matters and characters pertaining to the 1632verse. Another must-browse site for would-be contributors to The Grantville Gazettes and students of Collaborative writing projects.
Fan Page collecting 1632 research 1632verse Commonwealth of Two Nations Resource Page - a webpage about Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 1632 universe, but especially valuable for 1632 fans for its many period maps and links to other resources.


To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Baen Free Library is a digital library of the science fiction and fantasy publishing house Baen Books where (as of June 2005) 77 full books are available for free download in a number of formats, without copy protection. ... Baens Bar is an online community created around Baen Books message board (originally BBS). ... 1632 Tech Manual is one of three specialized sub-forums and a specific sub-community of the general online community known as Baens Bar which is dedicated to developing the background for collaborative fiction in the first Assiti Shards type fictional universe—1632 universe or 1632-verse— that began... Peer review (known as refereeing in some academic fields) is a scholarly process used in the publication of manuscripts and in the awarding of funding for research. ... Eric Flint (born California, USA, 1947) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. ... Grantville Gazette II cover as an serialized eMagazine The Grantville Gazette cover as original experimental paperback. ... This article is a sub-article of the 1632 series of articles and in particular of the Grantville Gazettes historic role in collaborative authorship of complex fiction. ... Canonical is an adjective derived from canon. ... A book series is a sequence of books with common characteristics, typically marketed as a group by a particular author or publisher. ... The term refers to collaboration on writing works of fiction. ... The Grantville Gazettes describes all the Grantville Gazettes in all published forms. ... 1632 Tech Manual is one of three specialized sub-forums and a specific sub-community of the general online community known as Baens Bar which is dedicated to developing the background for collaborative fiction in the first Assiti Shards type fictional universe—1632 universe or 1632-verse— that began... The Grantville Gazettes describes all the Grantville Gazettes in all published forms. ... The term refers to collaboration on writing works of fiction. ...

1632 parallel universe (1632-verse) series by Eric Flint, et.al.

Main threads: | 1632 | 1633 | Ring of Fire | The Galileo Affair | The Ram Rebellion | The Cannon Law | The Baltic War To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Eric Flint (born California, USA, 1947) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. ... Main articles: 1632 series and The Grantville Gazettes 1632 is the initial novel in the best selling alternate history genre 1632 book series set in the Holy Roman Empire by historian, writer and editor Eric Flint. ... Ring of Fire is a book in the 1632 series that was edited by Eric Flint. ...


The Grantville Gazettes: | Grantville Gazette I | Gazette II | Gazette III | Gazette IV | Gazette V | Gazette VI | Gazette VII | The Grantville Gazettes describes all the Grantville Gazettes in all published forms. ... The Grantville Gazette is a ongoing series of electric books edited by Eric Flint. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Baen Hardcover release book cover art. ... Baen Books Cover Art Main article: 1632 series Note: The two main articles covering this large rapidly growing book series and this specific sub-series are kept up to date before publication as new titles are added to this rapidly growing milieu oriented body of works. ... Baen Books Cover Art Main article: 1632 series Note: The two main articles covering this large rapidly growing book series and this specific sub-series are kept up to date before publication as new titles are added to this rapidly growing milieu oriented body of works. ... Baen Books Cover Art Main article: 1632 series Note: The two main articles covering this large rapidly growing book series and this specific sub-series are kept up to date before publication as new titles are added to this rapidly growing milieu oriented body of works. ... Baen Cover Art Main articles: 1632 series and The Grantville Gazettes Note: The two main articles covering this large rapidly growing book series and this specific sub-series are kept up to date before publication as new titles are added to this rapidly growing milieu oriented body of works. ...

 

  Results from FactBites:
 
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992: Introduction (1764 words)
In 1633 the Inquisition condemned Galileo for holding that the earth moves and the Bible is not a scientific authority.
Of course, the events of the subsequent controversy are often by-products of the original episode, and the subsequent issues tend to reflect the original ones.
In particular, some of the subsequent issues are necessarily novel insofar as they concern the original trial; this is clearly the case when one asks whether the condemnation of Galileo was right or wrong, and if so in what sense—theological, scientific, philosophical, legal, moral, pastoral, practical, political.
On Collaboration (1722 words)
Eric Flint writes in his afterword to 1633: "It is one of the pieces of accepted wisdom in fiction writing that stories written in collaboration are almost invariably weaker than stories written by authors working alone.
Another of my favorite authors is Dave Freer, who wrote his original novel The Forlorn, then proceeded to collaborate on the wildly popular Pyramid Scheme and Rats, Bats, and Vats (among others) with Eric Flint, and then was invited to work with Lackey and Flint on Shadow of the Lion and This Rough Magic.
The fact is, collaborating on a novel is an entirely different skill from writing your own; I know this because I've done both and they're not the same animal.
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