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Sci-fi Book of the Week – 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush

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2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush Is a Unique Read

Looking for a great Sci-Fi book that’s a little different? Are you a fan of rock music and Canadian hard rock legends Rush? Then we’ve got the book for you! 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush features “18 exhilarating journeys into Rush-inspired worlds.” The book, an anthology featuring 2 previously released and 16 new Rush inspired sci-fi stories, features some of the most celebrated modern talent in science fiction writing, such as Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland, and Mercedes Lackey, and it’s available for your reading pleasure now! Kevin J. Anderson, author of over 125 novels (including the Saga of Seven Suns series) and John McFetridge (The Toronto series and Eddie Dougherty series) served as editors for the anthology.

These authors decided to dedicate their stories to the music of Rush because it “is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, and thought-provoking futures and pasts.” Each author was inspired by one of their songs and tried to recreate the feelings of the songs in their short stories.

Book Cover for 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of RushMost of the stories are science fiction, exploring dystopic futures, or struggles that test the limits of humanity, though some fantasy and thriller stories can also be found. According to the publisher’s website, the previously published works included in the anthology were the inspiration for the Rush classics “Red Barchetta” and “Roll the Bones”. Also included in the anthology is Anderson’s novella sequel to Rush’s landmark concept album 2112.

If you interested in a story about friendship that is so strong you would do anything for each other, especially sacrifice your social standing, take a look at Greg van Eekhout’s “On the Fringes of the Fractal”. Maybe you wonder what a mixture of Harry Potter and Fahrenheit 451 would look like, we advise you to read “The Burning Times, V2.0”. And if you run more toward superheroes and their lives and mortality, “Some Are Born to Save the World” may be the story for you. But one thing is certain, 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush is sure to have a story that thrills you!

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