A Fantastic Anthology Combining the Love of Science Fiction with Our National Pastime Of all the sports played across the globe, none has more curses and superstitions than baseball, America's national pastime. Field of Fantasies delves right into that superstition with short stories written by several key authors about baseball and the supernatural. Here you'll encounter ghostly apparitions in the stands, a strangely charming vampire double-play combination, one fan who can call every shot and another who can see the past, a sad alternate-reality for the game's most famous player, unlikely appearances on the field by famous personalities from Stephen Crane to Fidel Castro, a hilariously humble teenage phenom, and much more. In this wonderful anthology are stories from such award-winning writers as: Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan Jack Kerouac Karen Joy Fowler Rod Serling W. P. Kinsella And many more Never has a book combined the incredible with great baseball fiction like Field of Fantasies. This wide-ranging collection reaches from some of the earliest classics from the pulp era and baseball's golden age, all the way to material appearing here for the first time in a print edition. Whether you love the game or just great fiction, these stories will appeal to all, as the writers in this anthology bring great storytelling of the strange and supernatural to the plate, inning after inning. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
About the Author
Rick Wilber grew up in baseball clubhouses and dugouts when his father played for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals. His writing has appeared in such magazines as Asimov's, and he's been nominated for several writing awards, including the Dave Moore and Sidewise awards. Aside from writing, Wilber is a journalism professor at the University of South Florida, where he heads the magazine major.