1637 The coast of chaos

Book - 2021

"Europe, 1632. It is a time of upheaval and great change. But none so great as when an unexplained temporal and spatial phenomenon known as the Ring of Fire transports the blue collar town of Grantville, West Virginia, smack dab in the middle of the Thirty Years War. When the dust settles, it becomes clear that the town of Grantville isn't going anywhere, and the can-do Americans of the twenty-first century begin altering the course of history forever. It is now five years later, and t...he effects of the Ring of Fire reach from the Old World to the New. But the course of exploration and colonization will look much different than it did in our timeline. The French bought the English possessions in North America way back in 1633, but have never done much with the uncivilized backwater. Until the new king of France, Gaston I, decides that it's time to seize the territory and establish French control over it. Here then, a new anthology, edited by Ring of Fire series creator Eric Flint, chronicling the exploits of the citizens of Grantville, their allies, and their enemies, as they venture forth onto a new continent"--

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Ring of fire (Riverdale, N.Y.)
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Science fiction
Short stories
Riverdale, NY : Baen [2021]
Physical Description
333 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Review by Booklist Review

This anthology, featuring a novella by Flint, Goodlett, and Huff, as well as stories by other authors, is the latest addition to Flint's expansive Ring of Fire series, which began in an alternate 1632 with the appearance of Grantville, West Virginia, and all its residents from the year 2000 (1632, 2000). All the stories here are interconnected, as colonists in New England, as well as their Native and European allies, react to a French invasion. In this changed landscape, the British are not dominating the North American continent, and the relocated Americans from the future--known as uptimers--are desperately working to prevent history's worst mistakes in the United States: slavery, the Civil War, and genocide of the Native American people. The uptimers introduce new technology and ideas, including information from their past with the intention of changing history or guiding historical figures to their greatest contributions. Several skilled authors seamlessly weave together historical and fictional characters, making it an easy read for fans old and new to the series.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.