1636: The Kremlin Games

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1636: The Kremlin Games
Book cover 1636-The Kremlin Games.jpg
AuthorGorg Huff and Paula Goodlett
Cover artistTom Kidd
CountryUnited States
Series1632 series
GenreAlternate History
/Science fiction
PublisherBaen Books
Publication date
June 5, 2012
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages416 (hardback)
ISBN978-1-4516-3776-2 (hardback)
Followed by1637: The Volga Rules 

1636: The Kremlin Games is a novel in the 1632 series written by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett along with Eric Flint. It is the fourth book in the series to be listed on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction. This book reached number 30 on the NY Times list during a single week in June 2012.[1] Besides being listed on the NY Times Best Seller list, 1636: The Kremlin Games was also listed on the Locus Hardcovers Bestsellers List for the month of September in 2012 at number 6.[2]

The story follows Bernie Zeppi, an auto mechanic from Grantville, as he travels East to Russia and helps to set in motion various chains of events that leads to fundamental reordering of Russian history and a massive shift from a primarily agrarian economy to a more industrialized one. In writing the review for 1636: The Kremlin Games, the reviewer for the SFRevu wrote a positive review stating that the book "is another side story in the ongoing Grantville saga" and that the "action is carried on by characters that haven't played a significant role in earlier parts of the series" and the book "allowed fans to get involved in the development."[3] The reviewer for the San Francisco Book Review wrote that this book "is a standout even in a wonderful series" and it has "war, political intrigue, romance, [and] even car chases."[4] The Midwest Book Review said that this installment "is an enjoyable thriller with a wonderful second order effect on Bernie and the Russians."[5]

A sequel, 1637: The Volga Rules, was published in 2018.


  1. ^ "Hardcover Fiction". The New York Times. June 24, 2012. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Locus Bestsellers, September 2012". Locus. September 2012.
  3. ^ Lawhorn, Bill (June 5, 2012). "1636: The Kremlin Games (Ring of Fire) by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, and Paula Goodlett". SFRevu.
  4. ^ Revers, Beth (June 5, 2012). "1636: The Kremlin Games". San Francisco Book Review. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "MBR Bookwatch". Midwest Book Review. 11 (8). August 2012.

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