Baseball Book Review – The Star and the Rockets
Last summer I ran a handful of baseball book reviews, and now that it’s the unofficial start of summer (Memorial Day), I’ve decided to do it again. This week I read a short story by Harry Turtledove, the “master of alternate history,” called “The Star and the Rockets.”
This short book was an easy read about a minor league baseball player who is visited by aliens in Roswell, New Mexico, and has the season of his career.
If you’ve ever read any of Turtledove’s novels, you’l recognize his style immediately, but for this short story there is just one character’s perspective, almost as if it were just one chapter from one of his novels. I happen to really like Harry Turtledone, and so “The Star and the Rockets” made me really happy. As an incredibly easy read for Memorial Day, I couldn’t recommend it more.
Have you ever read any Turtledove? If so, what do you like, and if not, are you interested? Let me know if you give him a shot.