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2113 : Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush
by Kevin J. Anderson and John McFetridge


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781770412927
  • ISBN-10: 1770412921
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

The music of legendary Canadian prog rock troupe Rush is heavily influenced by science fiction and fantasy, so this anthology of short fiction "loosely based , thematically linked , or directly inspired " by their songs is not as outlandish as it might appear. Befitting the muse, most of the tales amassed by editors/authors Anderson and McFetridge fall within the realm of speculative fiction; David Farland's "Players" and Tim Lasiuta's "Hollywood Dreams of Death" eschew the fantastical, but are (perhaps ironically) the weakest pieces. Greg van Eekhout's geekily wonderful "On the Fringes of the Fractal" is a standout, a dystopian take on a suburb where two friends and their genetically-modified Dalmatian, Miss Spotty Pants, seek to reclaim their individuality. Michael Z. Williamson's "The Digital Kid" and Brad R. Torgerson's "Spirits with Visions" are loving tributes to scientific passion and curiosity, while McFetridge's own "Random Access Memory" is a Philip K. Dick–ian consideration of memory versus reality. Although it's a shame the lyrics that inspired each story weren't included. , this fine collection should have appeal beyond Rush fans. (Apr.)

 
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