1635: The Cannon Law

by Eric Flint, Andrew Dennis
Release date: 2006
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, alternate history

HE WHO HAS THE CANNON, MAKES THE LAW

Rome, 1635, and the diplomatic team from Grantville, the American town lost in time, is making scant headway now that it has become politically inexpedient for Pope Urban VIII to talk to them any more.

Sharon Nichols, head of the team, doesn't mind: she has a wedding to plan. Frank Stone, an uptimer from Grantville not on the team, doesn't mind either: he is attempting to bring about the revolution one pizza at a time. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in the streets, shadowy agitators are stirring up trouble, Spain's armies are massed across the border in the Kingdom of Naples, and Cardinal Borja is gathering votes to bring the Church's reformers to a halt in their tracks, on the orders of the King of Spain.

It looks like it's going to be a long, hot summer.

(updated 2010-10-24)

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