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Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural Paperback – October 28, 2014
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And even back then I had a love of science fiction, starting with things like Star Trek, Lost In Space, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. What could be better than a book of stories that combined my love of baseball with my love of science fiction? And lo and behold, there came a book, edited by Rick Wilber, called Field of Fantasies, a collection of baseball short stories that have just a bit of a twist to them, just a bit of an off-kilter angle, just a bit of supernatural. You can imagine I jumped on this one.
Field of Fantasies collects baseball stories as old as 1944 and as recent as 2012, from authors that are known to fans of speculative fiction such as Stephen King, Harry Turtledove, Rod Serling, Gardner Dozois, Ray Bradbury, John Kessel, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Rick Wilber himself to more mainstream folks like Jack Kerouac, Louise Marley, Robert Coover, and others. While not all the stories here deal with the "Strange and Supernatural" (part of the subtitle to the book), every last one of these is a gem.
With that being the case, where do I begin? For pure amusement, Gardner Dozois' "The Hanging Curve" tops the list, about a curveball that literally hung there, in front of the plate - for years.Read more ›
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Good mix of stories. I keep the ollection on my kindle and read one whenever the mood strikes me.Published 13 months ago by Michael Lee