2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush (Paperback)
Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush
ECW Press, 9781770412927, 400pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
18 exhilarating journeys into Rush-inspired worlds The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, and thought-provoking futures and pasts. In this anthology, notable, bestselling, and award-winning writers each chose a Rush song as the spark for a new story, drawing inspiration from the visionary trio that is Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. Enduring stark dystopian struggles or testing the limits of the human spirit, the characters populating 2113 find strength while searching for hope in a world that is repressive, dangerous, or just debilitatingly bland. Most of these tales are science fiction, but some are fantasies, thrillers, even edgy mainstream. Many of Rush's big hits are represented, as well as deeper cuts . . . with wonderful results. This anthology also includes the seminal stories that inspired the Rush classics "Red Barchetta" and "Roll the Bones," as well as Kevin J. Anderson's novella sequel to the groundbreaking Rush album 2112. 2113 contains stories by New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Z. Williamson, David Mack, David Farland, Dayton Ward, and Mercedes Lackey; award winners Fritz Leiber, Steven Savile, Brad R. Torgersen, Ron Collins, David Niall Wilson, and more.
About the Author
Kevin J. Anderson is the bestselling science fiction author of over 125 novels, including Clockwork Angels: The Novel, which fictionalizes the most recent Rush concept album, and the parallel novel Clockwork Lives. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series; the Terra Incognita series; Resurrection, Inc.; Hopscotch; and many others. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, DC Comics, StarCraft, and The X-Files and, with Brian Herbert, is the co-author of 15 novels in the Dune universe. He lives in Colorado. John McFetridge is the author of two critically acclaimed crime novel series, the Toronto series and the Eddie Dougherty series, and writes for the Discovery ID series Real Detective. He lives in Toronto. Contributors include: Ron Collins- an award-winning author whose most recent publication, Saga of the God-Touched Mage, spent a couple months at the top of Amazon's Dark Fantasy best seller lists.- lives in Indiana Larry Dixon- his 32-year career in science fiction and fantasy includes novels, short stories, and nearly 300 convention guest appearances worldwide, and he is one of the premiere black-and-white book illustrators in America. - lives near Tulsa, Oklahoma David Farland - a New York Times bestselling author who has won numerous awards, he is currently writing the final installment of his popular Runelords fantasy series- lives in Utah Richard "Rick" Foster- published his first and only science fiction story in an unlikely place, Road and Track magazine. That story inspired "Red Barchetta," one of the most beloved Rush songs of all time. For decades Rush fans have wanted to read the original story; this is its first appearance in print since the original 1973 magazine publication.- lives in Maryland. Brian Hodge- his first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater among the 113 best books of modern horror.- Recent works include In the Negative Spaces and The Weight of the Dead, both standalone novellas; Worlds of Hurt, an omnibus edition of the first four works in his Misbegotten mythos; an updated edition of Dark Advent, his early post-apocalyptic epic; and his next collection, The Immaculate Void.- lives in Colorado Mercedes Lackey- She is the author, alone or in collaboration, of the Heralds of Valdemar, Elemental Masters, Secret World Chronicles, 500 Kingdoms, Diana Tregarde, Heirs of Alexandria, Obsidian Mountain, Dragon Jouster, Bedlam Bards, Shadow Grail, Dragon Prophecy, Elvenbane, Bardic Voices, SERRAted Edge, Doubled Edge (prequel to SERRAted Edge), and other series and standalone books.- lives near Tulsa, OK Tim Lasiuta- his work can be found in the Innisfail Province, Comic Buyers Guide, Mad Magazine, Graphic Classics (The Hold Up, Nosferatu), in Moonstone Books Zorro, Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet and Captain Midnight anthologies. He has penned "Brushstrokes With Greatness: The Art of Joe Sinnott," "Misadventures of a Roving Cartoonist," and "Collecting Western Memorabalia" with an upcoming volume for Hermes in the offing.- lives in Red Deer, Alberta Mark Leslie- Mark writes "Twilight Zone" style fiction, horror and thrillers and his first published horror story "Phantom Mitch" earned him Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror. Mark's fiction books include One Hand Screaming, Evasion and I, Death. Mark also writes non-fiction explorations of the paranormal, the latest of which is Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries.- lives in Toronto, ON Fritz Leiber- his best known books are The Swords of Lankhmar and the science fiction disaster novel The Wanderer, and the satirical A Spectre is Haunting Texas, and the fine horror novel Our Lady of Darkness. He is widely acclaimed as one of the great original masters of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fields. He was a winner of the World Fantasy Award and four-time winner of the Hugo Award.- lived in San Francisco, died 1992. David Mack- the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. He developed the Star Trek Vanguard series with editor Marco Palmieri. His first original novel was the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller The Calling.- Beyond novels, Mack's writing credits feature more than a dozen pieces of short fiction and span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, and comic books. He also co-authored Bryan Anderson's nonfiction Iraq War memoir, No Turning Back: One Man's Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination, and Hope.- Mack's latest published novels include Star Trek: Seekers #3: Long Shot and 24: Rogue, and his novelette "Hell Rode With Her" is featured in the anthology Apollo's Daughters.- His upcoming works include the short story "The Ghost Rider," in horror and dark-fantasy anthology Out of Tune, Vol. 2; a new series of original novels set to kick off with The Midnight Front, a World War II-era fantasy adventure; and a new Star Trek novel that will be part of Pocket Books' salute to the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series.- lives in New York Steven Savile- has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Stargate, Warhammer, Slaine, Fireborn, Pathfinder, Arkham Horror, Rogue Angel, and other popular game and comic worlds.- His latest books include Sherlock Holmes and the Murder at Sorrows Crown, published by Titan, Sunfail, an apocalyptic thriller published in the US by Akashic Books and Parallel Lines a brand new crime novel coming from Titan in 2016.Lives in Sweden Brad R. Torgersen- the 2012 triple nominee for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Campbell awards, and is a winner of the Writers of the Future award, the AML award, and is a three-time winner of the Analog magazine AnLab readers' choice award. - lives in Utah Dayton Ward- the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore.- lives in Kansas City David Niall Wilson- multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, his novels include Maelstrom, The Mote in Andrea's Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, Ancient Eyes, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, Vintage Soul, My Soul to Keep & Otheres, Kali's Tale, Heart of a Dragon, The Second Veil, The Parting, Nevermore - A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe, Killer Green & Crockatiel- lives in Herford, NC Michael Z. Williamson - he has written 15 books, parts of some others, dozens of short stories and articles. His works have been nominated for several awards and translated into a few languages other than English. - lives in Indiana Greg van Eekhout- works of science fiction and fantasy include the novels Norse Code, Kid vs. Squid, and The Boy at the End of the World. His Daniel Blackland trilogy (California Bones, Pacific Fire, and Dragon Coast) is about wizards who gain their powers by eating the bones of dragons and griffins from the La Brea Tar Pits. His work has been nominated for the Nebula, Andre Norton, and Locus awards.- lives in the Los Angeles area