Book Review: The Enhanced League by Author C. S. Boyack

The Enhanced League is a collection of short stories and anthems centered around a year in a fictional baseball league. It has a slight science fiction background. This league has a lot more pomp than you might be used to, and nobody seems to care if the players use performance enhancing drugs.

Stories involve existing heroes, up and comers, and falling stars. While there are the obvious stories that take place on the field of play, there are also human interest stories that take place around the baseball gyrations. These stories involve scouting, trades, ruthless business decisions, and even relationships.

I enjoyed researching and bringing you The Enhanced League, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. —CB

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My Review:

5.0 out of 5 stars A Five-Star Collection of Bigger-Than-Baseball Fiction

This is an anthology of short stories and anthems, but not like any I’d read before. This collection takes place in one story world over the course of one year and follows an assortment of fascinating characters in a baseball league that not only allows, but encourages, physical enhancements.

This is indeed a baseball world, but the anthology is really about the characters, not the sport. We have an athlete whose injury forced him into the league, a left-handed catcher who couldn’t get a chance elsewhere, a rookie, a villainous player, female umpires, a technician, commentators, businessmen… so many complex, multi-faceted people to follow through the league and the year. Each story is more compelling than the next.

The characters are engrossing, the anthems are riveting, and the advancing plot is captivating. Baseball lovers will clearly love this, but honestly, anyone interested in character drama will enjoy this anthology. Boyack has a way of balancing strong characters with speculative concepts to create gripping stories that entertain everyone.


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22 thoughts on “Book Review: The Enhanced League by Author C. S. Boyack

  1. An excellent review, Staci. I really enjoyed this one as well. Like you said, its mainly about the characters who populate Craig’s imaginative baseball league and those who orbit in its circle. I think this book may be my favorite of his work!

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