Technical Information and Background
- Ring of Fire Press: We are pleased to announce the creation of the Ring of Fire Press, which
will be reissuing, with Baen’s permission, certain materials originally
published online in the Grantville Gazette.
- Reading Order: Eric's recommendations about which book to read next.
- DeadHorses: the barflies use of the phrase "beating a dead horse" to refer to topics discussed repeatedly. Please do not take this list as a prohibition to discuss these things, but rather, as a challenge. Sometimes, when you whip a dead horse, it gets up and stumbles around.
- The Grid: Virginia DeMarce has created a grid containing the names and relationships You may consider these
fictitious persons real for the purposes of the 1632 universe. Canon states that only up-timers from grid are to be used in fan fiction.
Story Timeframes: a spreadsheet tracking how the stories making up 1632 Universe canon fit together chronologically.
- The Dictionary: What do all those acronyms mean?
- FAQs: Answers to many questions about the social, political and technological background used by 1632 universe authors and editors. If you think something obvious is missing you should bring it up in the 1632Tech conference.
- Gazette Extras: Material (bibliographies, tables, research notes, deleted text, etc.) which didn't fit into a gazette article but which the author thought was worth making publicly available. Like the extras on a DVD.
- Maps: maps of places of interest to the 1632 universe.
- Finding the Books of Grantville: Resources about what books might have come through the Ring of Fire with Grantville including the Mannington Middle School Library Booklist (photos and text listings of the science and technology section of the Mannington Middle School).
1632 Discussion Forums
- Baen's Bar WebBoard
- Baen publishing runs the Bar, a lively WebBoard for readers and fans of all the Baen publications. The fans and authors of the 1632 series hang out in 1632Tech, submit new stories in 1632Slush and talk about the stories in 1632SlushComments. The Bar is accessible by web browser, email or NNTP.
- Baen's Bar Archive
- The searchable Bar archive is currently offline.
Other 1632 resources
- 1632 Search Engine
- Mike Watson has created a search engine with the full text of 1632 / 1633 / Ring of Fire I & II / The Galileo Affair / 1634: The Ram Rebellion / 1634: The Baltic War / 1635: The Cannon Law / 1634: The Bavarian Crisis / 1635: The Dreeson Incident / Grantville Gazette, Vols I throuugh XXIV at <http://www.crucis.net/1632search/>. This site solves many problems in researching 1632 canon.
- 1632 Wiki
- Rainer Prem maintains a 1632 Wiki at http://1632wiki.org.
- Story Snippets
- At the Collected Driblets of Baen Joe Buckley collects the story snippets posted to Baens Bar by various authors. He has parts of drafts of several 1632 universe novels, including the long anticipated 1634: The Bavarian Crisis.
- Hallvard B Furuseth <h.b.furusethusit.uio.no> has a collection of snippets of stories posted on the Bar.
- 1632 Roleplaying Game
- Check out the 1632 Roleplaying Game from Battlefield Press. You can also join to their Discussion Group.
- Checking Period Names
(This information brought to you courtesy of Virginia)
- To find names and check location and period go to the WorldConnect Project <http://worldconnect .rootsweb.com/>
- In the advanced search (left column) enter any surname and given name.
- In the next "page" go to the bottom and clear everything, then input the name you want to check, and enter the date(s) you want to check...
- Can't sprechen Sie mit die Völkern? Try Babelfish. Paste in text and it gives a rough transliteration into and from common European languages as well as Chinese and Japanese. It also will display a translated web page.
- 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Among the books that made it through the Ring of Fire, the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, stands out as the ultimate premodern resource. Peter Klancic has written a FAQ listing online sources for the 1911EB.
- Mannington, WV
- Visit the Mannington web site. Mannington, of course is the town upon which Grantville is based. If it wasn't in Mannington in May of 2000, it missed the Ring of Fire.
- View Mannington From Space
- Microsoft Research Maps has both picture and topographic data down to one-meter resolution.