We’re back with another chance for you to score a copy of a new book during our three-day “October Book Giveaway,” and up for grabs today is Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural, edited by Rick Wilber and released by Night Shade Books.
To enter for your chance to win one of the three copies of the book we have available, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
Please note this contest is open to US residents only and will end at 12:01 AM PT on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
More than any other editor, award-winning writer Rick Wilber embodies the merger of baseball and fantasy. With a childhood spent in baseball clubhouses and dugouts while his father played for the Boston Red Sox and a passion and talent for science-fiction writing, he is uniquely qualified to compose an anthology combining a love of sci-fi with our national pastime.
In Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural, Wilber delves into the cursed and supernatural landscape of baseball to bring readers works by both legendary masters and new talents, including Stephen King and Steward O’Nan, Karen Joy Fowler, Jack Kerouac, Ray Bradbury, and Rod Serling, to name a few.
Within these pages you’ll find frozen curveballs, robot pitchers, fantasy outcomes (the Cubs win the World Series!), and other supernatural occurrences that fans of the genre will love and fans of baseball will find strangely believable. If you’ve ever held a bat or glove in your hand, or even just watched a game on TV, you’ll be enthralled by these terrific tales that range from the sandlot to the sold-out stadium. Only yesterday’s and today’s most challenging and exciting writers could have written the stories cataloged here, and only Wilber could have selected them.