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 Flint wrote //1632// with the specific intent to praise "the common folk who built this country and keep it running,"​ who in most science-fiction and alternate history novels, he says in the afterward, "​hardly ever appear. If they figure at all, it is usually as spear carriers—or,​ more often than not, as a bastion of ignorance and bigotry." ​ He also criticizes "the pervasive cynicism which seems to be the ­accepted '​sophisticated'​ wisdom of so many of today’s writers"​ and shows the residents of Grantville acting nobly and successfully - beating off multiple attacks on the town within a year of the ISOT, while opening the franchise to German refugees. ​ In later works, however, the alternate history community widely believes Grantville'​s continued successes to be implausibly depicted as they go on to found the quasi-republican United States of Europe under the rule of a quite friendly Gustav Adolph. ​ Nonetheless,​ the first book - at least - is considered by many a very good novel. Flint wrote //1632// with the specific intent to praise "the common folk who built this country and keep it running,"​ who in most science-fiction and alternate history novels, he says in the afterward, "​hardly ever appear. If they figure at all, it is usually as spear carriers—or,​ more often than not, as a bastion of ignorance and bigotry." ​ He also criticizes "the pervasive cynicism which seems to be the ­accepted '​sophisticated'​ wisdom of so many of today’s writers"​ and shows the residents of Grantville acting nobly and successfully - beating off multiple attacks on the town within a year of the ISOT, while opening the franchise to German refugees. ​ In later works, however, the alternate history community widely believes Grantville'​s continued successes to be implausibly depicted as they go on to found the quasi-republican United States of Europe under the rule of a quite friendly Gustav Adolph. ​ Nonetheless,​ the first book - at least - is considered by many a very good novel.
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 The first three books were available as free e-books; as of February 2013, they seem to have been taken down.  But you can still **[[http://​www.baenebooks.com/​p-379-1632.aspx|read the first several chapters]]** of //1632//. The first three books were available as free e-books; as of February 2013, they seem to have been taken down.  But you can still **[[http://​www.baenebooks.com/​p-379-1632.aspx|read the first several chapters]]** of //1632//.
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