In April of the year 2000, a six-mile sphere centered on Grantville, West Virginia was displaced in space and time to Germany and May, 1631. The inhabitants of Grantville decided to start the American revolution early; the nobility of Europe were not amused.
That story has spawned more than 25 books, over 70 issues of a magazine, more than fifteen annual conventions and works by over 130 authors. This site is the hub for all information related to the universe including information for prospective authors.
This site collects in one place, all the technical information, archives, and files of interest to the happy habitants of the Baen’s Bar 1632 Group. You are invited to browse this site, get involved in the discussion groups and even read the free e-book versions of the story that started it all – 1632.
Feel free to browse around the site for files and pages of interest to Barflies in general and those who would write in the 1632 Universe. If you want to include an up-timer in your story, you need to get your character from Virginia’s Grid.
Eric says you can make up down-timers because there’s milyuns and milyuns of ’em. But famous down-timers … he may have plans for.
Potential authors need to check out the Author’s Manual files and peruse Rick Boatright’s “Dead Horses” article to see if your idea has been flogged to a pile of dog food.
In any case, You are welcome to browse, lurk, participate, smoke, maybe burst into glorious song or even flames. Stranger things have happened here … recently!
Recent News Posts
- 2018 Minicon Announcement
- Eric Flint’s Baen Publishing Schedule for 2018
- New Map: The West Indies at the end of 1634`
- 2018 Minicon
- Uptimer Grid updated
- Events Timeline Updated May 2017
- 1636: Seas of Fortune Author’s notes
- Grantville Topo Maps moved to 1632.org
- Time Spike FAQ docs now available
- Writing Excuses podcast with Eric Flint