Grantville Gazette 73's theme could be returning characters. First up are Blaise Pascal and Logan Sebastian, in Tim Roesch's "Chaffing." Next, the Elzevirs have plans in Anne Keener's "A Printer's Dream." And Fast as Lightning in the Sky is back in "Blood Brothers," by Eric S. Brown and Robert E.
Waters. Philip Fröhlich is still trying to get published in David Carrico's "Letters From Gronow, Episode Four," and the consortium continues working on guns in "SMC, Part Three," by Mike Watson. Next up are three non-fiction articles: Iver P. Cooper's "Fair or Foul, Part 2, Observing Pressure and Wind," Walter H. Hunt's "Freemasonry in the World of 1632," and Jack Carroll's "1636: Land Radio Communication in Europe." Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Notes From the Buffer Zone column is "The Shifting World Order." Ni-T'o, T'cumu, Gonzalo, Nate, and the Raven Priestess are back, in Garrett W. Vance's Time Spike story "First Cavalry of the Cretaceous, Part Five: Charge!" Finally, in the Universe annex, Edward M. Lerner follows up his previous story "The Company Man," with "The Company Dick."