Stumped about what to get the baseball fan in your life for the holidays? Worry no more! The Comic Book Story of Baseball is the perfect companion for hot-stove season. If you order from Print: A Bookstore, I’ll head over there toot sweet and sign your copy so you have it in time for holiday giving.
Only 78 days until pitchers and catchers!
Sox-Astros, Dodgers-Brewers. Any combination of those four teams will make for a terrific World Series. Will it be a rematch of last year’s Dodgers-Astros thriller…or a rematch of the 1916 tilt between Babe Ruth’s Sox and the Brooklyn Robins (also known as Dodgers)? Or will the Brewers finally lift their first World Series trophy in their first appearance since 1982, when they were in the American League?
In honor of the season, the American Booksellers Association has just released its baseball bestseller list, with The Comic Book Story of Baseball making the final four. Stop by your local bookstore, or order now and you’ll have it in plenty of time for the World Series. (Or plenty of time to stop wondering what you’ll get that certain someone for Christmas…)
I feel like I’ve done a lot of talking over the past couple of months, mostly about The Comic Book Story of Baseball. If you care to listen to some of those conversations, here are links:
WBUR’s “Radio Boston,” with Anthony Brooks
“Baseball by the Book,” with Justin McGuire
“Beyond the Trope,” with Giles Hash (Tomm Coker’s on this one too!)
I also talked about life as a tie-in writer with Minister Faust, on MF Galaxy. (Whose novels you should read.)
On the short fiction front, the new issue of Lightspeed Magazine contains a new story of mine, “The Atonement Path.” Also, if you missed it back at the end of May, my short story “Black Friday” is up at Tor.com.
And, as always, there’s more stuff cooking on the various creative fronts. Stay tuned…