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Get a FREE sneak preview booklet for Kevin J. Anderson's 2113 at Pensacon this weekend

Wed, Feb 17, 2016@11:55AM | comments

UPDATE - 2/18@8:26AM: You can also order the booklet via ECW Press at this link. It's still free but you have to pay for shipping. The booklet includes the short story Random Access Memory by John McFetridge, inspired by Rush's Lakeside Park.

Clockwork Angels/Clockwork Lives author Kevin J. Anderson will be releasing an anthology of Rush-based stories co-edited with John McFetridge later this spring titled 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush. The book is due to release on April 12th via ECW Press and Anderson has just announced via Twitter that he'll be giving out FREE 2113 sneak preview booklets at Pensacon this weekend. For 2113 Anderson lined up a team of award-winning and bestselling authors to contribute short stories based on Rush songs, with Anderson himself contributing a novella titled 2113. From the book's description:

The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in music history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, 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 Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.

From stark dystopian struggles to uplifting triumphs 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 Alan Mack, David Farland, Dayton Ward, and Mercedes Lackey; award winners Fritz Leiber, John McFetridge, Steven Savile, Brad R. Torgersen, Ron Collins, David Niall Wilson, and Brian Hodge, as well as many other authors with their imaginations on fire.

You can pre-order your copy of 2113 here.