Rick Wilber

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Richard Arnold Wilber
Born1948
Occupationeditor, short story writer, novelist, poet
NationalityUnited States
GenreScience fiction, fantasy

Rick Wilber is an American author, poet, editor and teacher. His novel, "Alien Morning" (Tor, 2016), was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of 2016, and other novels include "The Cold Road" (Tor 2003, ebook New Word City, 2017), and "Rum Point" (McFarland, 2010). He has published more than fifty short stories, novelettes or novellas in magazines such as Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, Analog magazine, Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine, Stonecoast Review, Gulf Stream Review, Pulphouse, and others; and in numerous anthologies. His other books include the memoir, My Father's Game: Life, Death, Baseball (McFarland, 2007);several college textbooks, including "Media Matters," (Kendall Hunt, 2018), Modern Media Writing, Magazine Feature Writing," and "The Writer's Handbook for Editing and Revision"; and the collections, "Where Garagiola Waits" (University of Tampa Press, 1999), and "To Leuchars" (Wildside Press, 2003).

Wilber is the editor of several anthologies including "Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange an Supernatural" (Night Shade Books, 2014), Subtropical Speculations: An Anthology of Florida Science Fiction (1991) and Future Media (2011).[1] His short story "Something Real" won the 2012 Sidewise Award for Alternate History, Short Form.[2]

He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the low-residency MFA program at Western Colorado State University, and an adjunct in creative writing at Florida Gulf Coast University. He was previously a director, instructor, and assistant professor at the University of South Florida, and prior to that an assistant professor at Florida Southern College and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Wilber's father was baseball player Del Wilber, which has influenced much of his writing, both fictional ("Where Garagiola Waits") and non-fictional (My Father's Game).

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Rum Point (2009), ISBN 978-0-7864-4537-0
  • The Cold Road (2003), ISBN 978-0-3128-6621-1
  • Alien Morning (2016), ISBN 978-0-7653-3290-5

Short fiction[edit]

Collections
  • Where Garagiola Waits, and Other Baseball Stories (1999)
  • To Leuchars (2003)
Short stories and novellas
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Horatio Hornblower and the Songs of Innocence ???? ???? Wilber, Richard (1980). "Horatio Hornblower and the Songs of Innocence". In Torgeson, Roy (ed.). Chrysalis 6. Zebra Books.
Seven Sisters 2000 Wilber, Rick (Jul 2000). "Seven Sisters". F&SF. 99 (1): 75–91.
  • Thinking of Romance (1981)
  • Waiting for the Call (1982)
  • Suffer the Children (1988)
  • Mary Alice Blue Eyes (1989)
  • War Bride (1990)
  • Helmet (1991)
  • Greggie's Cup (1992)
  • Calculating Love (1992)
  • Ice Covers the Hole (1992)
  • Being Ernest (1993)
  • With Twoclicks Watching (1993)
  • A Falling Out (1993)
  • Bridging (1994)
  • Hope as an Element of Cold Dark Matter (1994)
  • American Jokes (1994)
  • With White Deer Gone (1994)
  • Elements of Self-Destruction (1995)
  • Virolec and the Beast (1995)
  • Hope As an Element of Cold, Dark Matter (1995)
  • Mounting the Monkeys (1995)
  • Swimming with Gort (1995)
  • Run Down West (1996)
  • The Babe, the Iron Horse, and Mr. McGillicuddy (1997) with Ben Bova
  • Where Garagiola Waits (1997)
  • Straight Changes (1998)
  • In Boise (1999)
  • Imagine Jimmy (1999)
  • In Boise (2000)
  • Stephen to Cora to Joe, or, the Truth As I Know It, or, Shifty Paradigms: The Use of Literary Icons and Sports Motifs in Speculative Fiction (2000)
  • To Leuchars (2000)
  • Arribada (2000)
  • Blind Spot (2010) with Nicholas A. DiChario
  • Several Items of Interest (2010)
  • Wilber, Rick (July 2013). "At Palomar". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (7): 84–106.
  • Something Real (Moe Berg Mysteries Book 1) (2014) - Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2012, and winner of the 2012 Short Form Sideways Award for Alternate History [1]
  • At Palomar (2013)
  • Scouting Report (2014)
  • Walking to Boston (2015)
  • Rambunctious (2016)
  • In Dublin, Fair City (2017)
  • The Wandering Warriors (2018)

Poetry[edit]

Collections
  • The Impaler in Love (1991)
  • A Falling Out (1993)
  • The Murderer Explains (1994)
  • Deposed, He Remembers Her on the Morning of His Death (1995)
  • Following Her Divorce (1995)
  • Metaphysics at the Planetarium (1995)
  • Homer (1997)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Subtropical Speculations: An Anthology of Florida Science Fiction (Richard Mathews and Rick Wilber, 1991)
  • Magazine Feature Writing (1994)
  • The Writer's Handbook for Editing & Revision (Aug 1996)
  • Modern Media Writing (by Rick Wilber and Randy Miller, 2002)
  • My Father's Game: Life, Death, Baseball (November 12, 2007)
  • Future Media (2011, published by Tachyon Publications.)
  • Media Matters (2018, Kendall Hunt publishing)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Wilber at the Internet Speculative Fiction Data Base
  2. ^ Glyer, Mike (August 31, 2013). "2012 Sidewise Awards". File 770. Retrieved September 5, 2013.