Rick Wilber

Rick Wilber is the author of some fifty short stories, several novels, a memoir, two short-story collections and the editor of three anthologies. He also write college textbooks.

Most recently, he is the editor of Field of Fantasies (Night Shade/Skyhorse) which features classic reprints of stories that merge baseball and the fantastic. Authors include Stephen King, Jack Kerouac, W.P. Kinsella, Karen Joy Fowler, Ray Bradbury, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ray Gonzalez, and many more.

Rick’s father played for the Red Sox, Phillies and Cardinals and was a successful minor-league manager for many years, so it is, perhaps, not surprising that Rick’s short stories and novels often involve baseball. Recently, his series of alternate-history stories about famous World War II baseball player and spy, Moe Berg, have been appearing in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine and one of those stories, “Something Real,” won the 2012 Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History story.

Rick’s next novel, Arrival (Tor Books, forthcoming) is the first book of a planned trilogy, and his recent anthology for Tachyon, “Future Media,” made the Best Non-Fiction Books of 2011 list from Popmatters.com.

Rick teaches journalism and mass-media studies at the University of South Florida.