Bill Kinsella is not the only all-star writer in Baseball Fantastic. Gathered inthis collection are baseball stories by Nebula Award winners John Kessel and George Alec Effinger, Bram Stoker Award winner Edo van Belkom, Writers of the Future winner Scott Nicholson, reknowned authors Rick Wilbur, Ron Carlson, Andrew Weiner, and Louis Phillips, as well as outstanding tales by new writers discovered by the editor. The book also features an introduction and two original, previously unpublished stories by Kinsella himself.
Join W. P. Kinsella in the thrill of reading the world-class stories collected in Baseball Fantastic.
Baseball knows no limits, and on the true baseball field, the foul lines diverge forever,
eventually taking in most or all of the universe. W. P. Kinsella
Until I read these stories, I did not realize that fantasy baseball tales had become a subgenre of fantasy. I was amazed at the quality of the stories. W.P. Kinsella Author Biography: W. P. Kinsella wrote the fantasy novel Shoeless Joe, universally recognized as the Great American-Baseball Novel, which became the feature film, Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner. The famous Kinsella line "If you build it, they will come," is now part of popular culture. Nominated for Academy Awards and featured during World Series broadcasts, W. P.
Kinsella is the premier baseball fiction writer in the world.
About the Author
W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) is best-known as the author of the novel Shoeless Joe, whose romantic baseball magical realism was adapted into the beloved movie Field of Dreams. In addition to many other baseball-themed works, he also wrote collections of poetry and several works of nonfiction. He will always be remembered for adding the phrase "If you build it, they will come" to the popular imagination. He died in 2016.
Date of Birth:May 25, 1935
Date of Death:September 16, 2016
Place of Birth:Edmonton, Alberta
Education:University of Victoria