A fun time-travel book, wherein a contemporary West Virginia town is transported to 17th-century Germany, in the middle of the Thirty Years' War. I enjoyed finding out more about this period of history, and the author comes up with some very entertaining ideas about how this clash of cultures might play out. The rest of the series is less entertaining, but this first book is really enjoyable.
I read the free electronic version (from Baen's Free Library) of this, and it's a fun read. There is some death, mayhem, and destruction, so if that'd ruin your fun, don't read it. Warning: due to the slim price I paid for this, I may be biased in favor of it.
A nice riff on what might happen if nearly an entire town with reasonably modern weapons got thrown into the civil wars and such that ravaged much of the Old World. It occasionally breaks off for a quick history lesson, which I liked. If you've read Tolkien, which is very violent in places, you'll probably like this one, or at least, I did.
This book is a fantastic alternate history of Germany- or what happens when the small town of Grantville, West VA, of the 20th Century, suddenly appears smack in the middle of the history of Germany in the 1600s.
This book is AWESOME! Having never read alternate history, I wasn't sure what to expect, but it opened my eyes to a whole new genre! My family history includes West Virginia coal miners so that aspect had me picking up the book--the thoroughly researched history of the Thirty Years' War kept me reading until I was finished. Now I collect the series. Eric Flint is a genius and all his co-authors as the series expands are well-known with sci-fi of their own. At least the first three books benefit from being read in order so the characters develop properly; the books then splinter those characters into situations of their own. Mr. Flint, please keep them coming!
Creative and well written. An interesting alternate history scenario.