Collection: Rick Wilber

Rick Wilber has published a half-dozen novels and short-story collections, several college textbooks on writing and the mass media, a memoir about his father’s life in baseball, and more than fifty short stories in major markets, including the Sidewise Award winning “Something Real,” and the poignant “Today is Today,” reprinted in the Best Science Fiction of 2019 (Prime Books, 2019) edited by Rich Horton. Both stories and seven more tales of determination are in this collection.

Wilber is the editor of several reprint anthologies, including Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural, Future Media, and Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories, among others.
Wilber’s novel, Alien Morning, was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of 2016, and the sequel, Alien Day: Notes from Holmanville, will be out in 2020.

The son of a major-league baseball player and coach, and a three-sport college scholarship athlete himself, Wilber often incorporates sports into his fiction. He is the father of a Down syndrome son and often incorporates the disabled in his fiction, as well. He is a Visiting Professor in the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at Western Colorado University, and he is he co-founder and co-judge with Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Editor Sheila Williams of the Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, awarded annually at the International Conference on the Fantastic in Orlando, Florida.

He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Rick Wilber