WHAT DO Aldous Huxley, Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro and Jose Canseco have in common? If you said, "They all dated Madonna," think again. The answer: They've all taken a stab at a novel that addresses human cloning. Canseco is currently at work on his third book, a dystopian tale about a baseball cloning conspiracy that would fit nicely on one's bookshelf between Huxley's Brave New World and Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, assuming it is printed and bound in the usual format. Last week at a sparsely attended book signing in Van Nuys, Calif., for Vindicated—his second nonfiction book about doping in baseball—Canseco told SI that he's begun writing a novel, tentatively titled Prototype. "I don't know when it's going to come out, but it's going to be dark," he says. "It's certainly where we're heading in baseball."
That's not his only project. Canseco told the website LAist.com that he's working on a movie about his life. "It's a great human interest story," he said. As for the title role, don't expect Jose (or his twin, Ozzie) to star. Canseco said the plan is to have a reality-TV show to "find the individual that is the next Jose Canseco."