BOSTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bear Hill Media has announced that Extra Innings, a Ted Williams novel by debut novelist Bruce E. Spitzer, will launch today nationwide. Extra Innings features the return of baseball legend Ted Williams through the science of cryonics. The novel has already been acclaimed in this week's edition of Sports Illustrated Magazine.
Extra Innings is a cross-genre novel: part sports, military thriller, and speculative (science) fiction. In the year 2092, Ted Williams once again plays for the Boston Red Sox and finds himself trapped in a dystopian world he hardly recognizes: the corruption of the game he loves with uber-juiced batters and robot pitchers; difficult love affairs clashing with his old desires; and a military conflict of the future in which he must harness the fighter pilot skills he used in his first life.
"The narrative resonates with the consequences of the major issues we face in our world today—the steroids debate in sports, global warming, corporate greed, technology run rampant, and the moral ambiguity of war," said Spitzer. "Its redemptive theme: Given a second chance, what would any of us do differently? Superior in so many ways, yet flawed in his first life—aren't we all?—Williams must decide in the second, what's more important, the chance to win his first World Series or the chance to be a better man?"
Spitzer is a public relations executive, magazine editor and columnist. His writing has won awards from the New England Press Association, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Publicity Club of Boston. A graduate of Boston University and Rutgers, he lives in the Boston area with his wife and young son.
Book-industry veteran Alan Rinzler edited Extra Innings. Rinzler has edited Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Hunter S. Thompson, Toni Morrison, Jerzy Kosinsky, Tom Robbins, Andy Warhol, Shirley MacLaine and many other prominent authors.
Extra Innings is available through popular online booksellers, and readers can ask for it in their favorite bookstores. For more information and to purchase, visit: www.ExtraInningsTheNovel.com; Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/HKrfbX, Amazon: http://amzn.to/IIerQJ, eBook: http://amzn.to/IDmWOv.
View the Extra Innings Book Trailer at: http://www.extrainningsthenovel.com/book-trailer.html
Extra Innings is published by Bear Hill Media, April 17, 2012. Trade paperback: 398 pages. ISBN-13: 9780984956906. E-book: ISBN: 0984956905.
SOURCE Bear Hill Media