Today at RushCon in Los Angeles, just hours before the final show of the “R40” fortieth-anniversary tour of the venerable Canadian prog-rock trio Rush, author/editor extraordinaire and Hugo Award nominee Kevin J. Anderson revealed the cover for 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush —
Publication for 2113 has been tentatively scheduled for April 2016.
As previously reported, Kevin J. Anderson will be contributing an original novella, “2113,” a sequel to the titular suite of the band’s perennially popular fourth album, 2112.
Filling out the rest of the tome’s roster are such award-winning, bestselling, and acclaimed writers as David Farland, Mercedes Lackey, Greg van Eekhout, Dayton Ward, Steven Savile, Brian Hodge, Michael Z. Williamson, Brad R. Torgersen, David Niall Wilson, Ron Collins, Mark Leslie, Larry Dixon, and Tim Lasiuta.
In addition, the anthology will feature reprintings of Richard Foster‘s story “A Nice Morning Drive,” which inspired the Rush song “Red Barchetta” on Moving Pictures, and the Fritz Leiber tale “Roll the Bones,” which inspired Rush’s song and album of the same title.
I am especially proud of my contribution to the anthology, a short story now titled “Our Possible Pasts.” I just wish I didn’t have to wait until next spring for folks to be able to read it.
Ah, well — good things come to those who wait.