Well, first, it looks like my last short story WILL be my lowest rated one! Good job, readers! I knew you could do it.
In other news, I'm looking for help regarding a possible 4th Nowy Poland book. Someone with knowledge of what mechanical/chemical advances could be possible in a pre-industrial society once they are told what direction to work towards. For example, improvements to water/wind powered mills, gunpowder, concrete. Gas lights? The working title is "The Wizards of Nowy Warsaw", and if that reminds you of someone I probably need to talk to you :)