Chasing the Setting Sun

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About the author:
Ron Collins grew up in the baseball Bermuda Triangle made up by Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. At various times has considered himself a fan of the Cubs, Reds, and Cardinals. Yes, the Cubs and the Cardinals. Go figure. He's been a baseball fan for as long as he can remember, which is longer than he would like to admit.

He has contributed numerous stories to professional science fiction publications including Analog, Asimov's, and Nature. His writing has received a Writers of the Future prize, and a CompuServe HOMer Award. His work has been named to Locus Magazine's Recommended Reading list, Tangent Online's Recommended Reading List, and to Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror list.

"Picasso's Cat & Other Stories," a collection of the Science Fiction of Ron Collins, was published in 2010. A year later he published "See the PEBA on $25 a Day," a baseball alternate history, road trip, mystery,fantasy novel. "Five Magics," a collection of his sword and sorcery fantasy work was published in 2012, and his collaboration with John C. Bodin, "Four Days in May" (a set of science fiction stories set in and around the Indianapolis 500) was published in May, 2014. All are available in multiple formats through his website, noted below.

He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and worked developing avionics systems, electronics, and information technology before spending a decade in Human Resource management. He lives in Columbus, Indiana, with his wife, Lisa.

You can follow Ron (and find his work) at:

Twitter: @roncollins13

Chasing the Setting Sun

Authored by Ron Collins

Fraud, deceit, and greed.

They have already changed the face of baseball in Japan, and are threatening to engulf the sport across the world. Six seasons have passed since Casey Neal and his friend Don-o saved the game in the United States. Now Don-o is gone, and Casey is a baseball reporter who is alone and trying once again to find himself, all while immersed in a culture he doesn't understand.

While he chases the story, he teams up with fellow baseball fans in Japan's chief inspector Yuni Ichihara, and Diaki Matsui (a metal worker from Tokyo's industrial complex). Together they deal with such strangeness as international organized crime rings, Yokai spirits, quantum physics, and ... well ... pickled everything.

This time the stakes are global.

Can Casey's team manage to save baseball once again?

Publication Date:
0692302654 / 9780692302651
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Sports

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