Extra Innings

Rating: Unrated
Extra Innings

Quirky but interesting speculative tale: what if Ted Williams, cryogenically frozen in 2002, were thawed out 90 years later? The setup is spot-on, including a nicely detailed recounting of how Williams ended up in the deep freeze in the first place, and Ted very much sounds like Ted: the author has clearly done his homework here. Still, the most compelling aspect of the story is the way it recounts the corrosion of American culture in the 21st century, and how old-fashioned guys like Ted Williams will have to deal with it. And at least there’s baseball in 2092 — sort of.