Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Rick Wilber’s Rum Point

by Rob - February 17th, 2010.
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My great friend Rick Wilber has a new novel out called Rum Point: A Baseball Novel.

Rick is well known in SF circles for (among other things) being the administrator of the Dell Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, associated with Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine.

But he’s also a life-long baseball fan (and his father was major-league player Del Wilber) and an accomplished writer of mystery fiction, and he combines those two things wonderfully in this masterful novel. Check out the reviews:

“(Rick) Wilber has the kind of voice that makes the writing transparent, in that the reader connects directly with characters and emotions. His vibrant sense of wonderful locales is that much gravy.” —Tim Dorsey, author of Nuclear Jellyfish

“Rick Wilber is the sort of writer lots of us like to turn to at the end of a long day: relaxed, inventive, knowledgeable, good-humored, and honest right down to the core. This man tells you the truth, a quality that may be unsettling sometimes, but is never less than absolutely refreshing. Wilber knows how to do justice to the nuances of a complex story, and he deserves a huge readership.” —Peter Straub, author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl

“Set in hometown St. Petersburg and the Cayman Islands, Rick Wilber’s Rum Point is a taut thriller/mystery in which a brave young woman cop and her baseball manager father battle to stop a violent pair of CIA types from building a drug-smuggling empire. The characters are compelling, the plot intricate, and Wilber even tosses a little baseball into the mix. Don’t miss it.” —Peter Golenbock, author of George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire

“Wilber will exhilarate, startle, and dazzle you.” —Michael Bishop, award-winning author of the baseball fantasy Brittle Innings

“With Rum Point, Rick Wilber has given us a police thriller with an intriguing heroine, a likable TV evangelist, and a rousing mix of curves and fastballs.” —Jack McDevitt, award-winning author of Time Travelers Never Die

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