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Rick Wilber


Rick Wilber's most recent book is the memoir, My Fathers Game: Life, Death, Baseball from McFarland Books, which best-selling author Peter Straub called a stunning book, and one that abounds with faith, heartbreak, love, insight, and honor.

His thriller novel, The Cold Road, came out to good reviews in 2003, and his short-story collection, Where Garagiola Waits, was short-listed in 1999 for the Dave Moore Award for most important baseball book of the year.

Rick is a novelist, essayist, short story writer and editor whose work has appeared in magazines like Asimovs Science Fiction magazine, Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine, Analog, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Elysian Fields Quarterly, The Tampa Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Star*Date magazine, Catholic Digest and many more newspapers, magazines and anthologies.

He was editor for a dozen years of Fiction Quarterly, the short-story supplement of The Tampa Tribune, and later was fiction editor at GalaxyOnline.com. He has had more than fifty short stories and a similar number of poems in print as well as several hundred feature stories, reviews and essays.

He is a journalism professor at the University of South Florida and also writes college textbooks on writing, editing and mass-media studies.

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror
   1. Alien Morning (2016)
   2. Alien Day (2021)
   The Cold Road (2003)
   Rum Point (2009)
   The Wandering Warriors (2020) (with Alan Smale)
Anthologies edited
   Subtropical Speculations (1991) (with Richard Mathews)
   Field of Fantasies (2014)
Non fiction show
Rick Wilber recommends
Hot Moon (2022)
(Apollo Rising, book 1)
Alan Smale
"One of our finest alternate-history writers."
Tomorrow Factory (2018)
Rich Larson
"Tomorrow Factory is sharp, perceptive, and immensely entertaining. Rich Larson is science fiction’s most impressive new voice for short stories."

Anthologies containing stories by Rick Wilber
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 (2019)
(Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, book 11)
edited by
Rich Horton

More anthologies 

John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2017) : Alien Morning

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