Currently a visiting professor for the low-residency MFA in genre writing at Western State Colorado University, Rick
Wilber has penned more than fifty science-fiction short stories,
several college textbooks, including Magazine Feature Writing,
The Writer’s Handbook for Editing &
Media Writing (with Randy Miller), and Media Matters,
and the acclaimed novels The Cold Road, Rum
Point, and the Campbell Award-nominated Alien Morning.
His story “Something Real” won the 2013 Sidewise Award.
Wilber edited the
three anthologies Subtropical Speculations: Anthology of
Florida Science Fiction (with Richard Mathews), FUTURE MEDIA, and
Field Of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of The Strange
and Supernatural. His book length memoir about his
dad, baseball player Del Wilber, My Father’s Game: Life, Death,
Baseball garnered notices from a diversity of people including
Peter Golenbock, Peter Straub, and Bill Plaschke.
All of us at Tachyon wish Rick a happy birthday! Hope you get a hit! It is your birthday after all.
For more info on FUTURE MEDIA, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Josh Beatman