Good news! 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush shipped early on April 1 (no, it wasn’t a joke).
I know, I should have posted about this sooner. This anthology edited by Kevin J. Anderson and John McFetridge contains my second professionally published work of original short fiction, a trippy little SF short story titled “Our Possible Pasts.”
About My Story
Here’s a brief description of my story (inspired by the song “Show Don’t Tell”):
An assistant U.S. attorney must prosecute for murder and fraud a woman who claims to have invented a machine that enables people to send their consciousness and memories back in time to their younger selves, but kills their bodies in the present.
About the Anthology
I’m only a bit more than halfway through this densely packed tome. It contains 18 tales in a variety of styles and genres by an all-star lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors. It’s always an honor and a pleasure to be on a table of contents alongside fellow New York Times bestselling author and my frequent literary partner-in-crime Dayton Ward. His gripping tale “Day to Day” immediately precedes mine in the book.
So far I know “The Burning Times V2.0” by Brian Hodge (inspired by “Witch Hunt”) will be one of my favorites from this volume. My story and John McFetridge’s “Random Access Memory” (inspired by “Lakeside Park”) could almost be set in the same fictional universe. I was also fascinated by the visuals evoked by Greg Van Eekhout’s “On the Fringes of the Fractal” (inspired by “Subdivisions”) and I dug the modern-day noir of David Farland’s “Players” (inspired by “Tom Sawyer”).
I for one am definitely looking forward to reading Kevin J. Anderson’s titular novella, “2113,” which closes out the book.
Get Your Free eBook of 2113
If you buy a print copy of the book from any retailer, keep your receipt! The publisher, ECW Press, will give you a free eBook version of 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush (in PDF or ePub format) just for e-mailing them with your receipt info and asking nicely. Look inside the back cover for details.
Bottom line: If you’re a fan of any of the authors in this anthology, or a fan of the Canadian rock trio RUSH, or know someone who is, pick up a copy of this book today!