“The year is 1632, when a strange town, called Grantville, appears in the middle of Germany.  The strangers claim to be from someplace called West Virginia, a part of the United States”

If you have not read Eric Flint’s 1632 series and are in any way into science fiction or fantasy, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

You may ask why I am sharing the “leisure reading” recommendation on a gun blog.  Well, in part, because 1632 deals with firearms on many levels.  First and foremost, it addresses the effect of modern weaponry in an antiquated world.  From shotgun wielding rednecks. To a young female competitive shooter who uses a Remington 700 .308 to take out enemies at a distance unthinkable at such a time.

However, the people of Grantville were smart enough to realize that modern rifles are a rare commodity in 1632.  And not something easily produced en masse.   So the series addresses the manufacture of older style rifles (flintlocks, cap, etc) which are still substantially more advanced than the firearms presently available in the 1600’s.

The series can be a tad campy, but is a lot of fun. So if you’re looking for some to read – pick up a copy.

I mean how many sci-fi books deal directly with the advent of firearms, their manufacture, and address the affects of what a modern day shot gun does against a man with a pike.


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  1. I love this series. The publisher, Baen, has a free e-book library for those of us who read our books on our phones, kindles, etc.


    1632 and its first sequel 1633 are available for free download. So please give them a try.

  2. Also available for free for reading online from the Baen free librbary, or in 6 different non-drm e-book formats (including kindle) from webscription.net for $4.

    Also, you can find several websites that will let you download all or part of the CDs that Baen put into books. There was one included inside “1634: The Baltic War” that will have all of the series published up to that time in non-DRM electronic format, rights freely granted to re-distribute as widely as you like.

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