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Table of Contents: FIELD OF FANTASIES Edited by Rick Wilber

Night Shade Books has posted the table of contents for Rick Wilber’s upcoming baseball-themed anthology Field of Fantasies:

Here’s the book description:

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.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “A Face in the Crowd” by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan
  2. “The Further Adventures of the Invisible Man” by Karen Joy Fowler
  3. “The Hector Quesadilla Story” by T. Coraghessan Boyle
  4. “Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars” by Kim Stanley Robinson
  5. “Ronnie on the Mound” by Jack Kerouac
  6. “My Kingdom for Jones” by Wilbur Schramm
  7. “Diamond Girls” by Louise Marley
  8. “How to Read a Man” by Valerie Sayers
  9. “The Hanging Curve” by Gardner Dozois
  10. “The Franchise” by John Kessel
  11. “Understanding Alvarado” by Max Apple
  12. “The Southpaw” by Bruce McAllister
  13. “Ahab at the Helm” by Ray Bradbury
  14. “McDuff on the Mound” by Robert Coover
  15. “The Mighty Casey” by Rod Serling
  16. “The House that George Built” by Harry Turtledove
  17. “Baseball” by Ray Gonzalez
  18. “My Last Season With the Owls” by Ron Carlson
  19. “Pitchers and Catchers” by Cecilia Tan
  20. “Baseball Memories” by Edo van Belkom
  21. “Lost October” by Jacob Weisman and David Sandner
  22. “Stephen to Cora to Joe” by Rick Wilber
  23. “How I Got My Nickname” by W.P. Kinsella

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (October 14, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1597805483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597805483
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