Something new is brewing in the 17th century! Fans of the 1632 series have often asked “What's going on in North America?” Herbert Sakalauks has set out to let you know in his short novel The Danish Scheme. Christian IV, King of Denmark, Sir Thomas Roe, the English Ambassador to Christian's court, and various elements of the extended Nasi/Abrabanel family have arranged an unusually well-funded and well led expedition to North America. In addition to a new version of this story, which had previously been published in the Grantville Gazette, Eric Flint has added a short story which provides a view of the same events from Magdeburg. What does the Stearns administration make of all this?
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An Interesting Side Note to the Ring
I'm a solid fan of the Ringsphere, yet this was just a side trip off of the circle that I could have easily lived without.
It was okay, but not a surprise
Absolutely not. Mr. Brook's performance was dreadful...simply dreadful. As a speaking performance, I would have preferred to read the book rather than to listen to his performance.
Nope. The main portion of Ringsphere, of course, but not this stub off of the Ring.
- Jonathan "I'm a telecom engineer and lawyer. My work sparks my interest in hard and speculative SF. I'm interested in how things work...people, too."
Questionable on Sakalaucks. Definitely not for Brooks.
Seemed to be only half a book. Pieces are moved into place with a lot of wasted verbiage but the action implied by setting the board is missing. Perhaps the back half of the book will show up later.
It was worse than terrible. His attempts at Dutch, Danish, upper class & lower class English, Turkish Sephardic Jew, & WV American are just awful. His attempts at a French accent pass below even those marks and become comic book slapstick. He should be excused from reading any book other than ones requiring a midwest accent.
All of the characters are overdrawn. Just removed anything that does not move the story along.
Add the missing half and cut half the verbiage to get a reasonable addition to the series
- Michael D. Stuart