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The Society of Saint Philip of the Screwdriver

Gazette Singles
Narrated by: Joe Peck
Length: 46 mins
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Take a town full of West Virginia coal miners, 17th century nobility, one of the longest and bloodiest wars in history, d'Artagnan (without the three musketeers), Blaise Pascal, Rene Decartes, Galileo, Oliver Cromwell and Gustav II Adolph. Shake well and simmer for thirteen years.

Eric Flint's world of 1632 is an amazing and complex alternate history universe that split off from ours one spring day in 2000 and 1631.

The Grantville Singles provide readers with the opportunity to sample some of our favorite stories from the semi-monthly magazine devoted to the series, The Grantville Gazette. We hope you enjoy them.

In this story, Rick Boatright's popular character Father Nick Smithson returns. While part of the action of the story is set, as usual for Fr. Nick, in the Library, there is rather more 'action' than librarians are used to.

Father Nick and his associates continue their work to keep Murphy's Imp directly in front of them lest a moment of inattention result in disaster.

©2011, 2013 Rick Boatright, Ring of Fire Press (P)2013 Ring of Fire Press

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Two different issue both involving life or death review by the society. Highly recommend story.