Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
In April, ECW Press will release the epic anthology 2113: Stories Inspired by Rush. It’s available for Preorder Now, from online booksellers as well as your favorite bookstore, so you can be sure to be the first kid on your block with a copy. 18 epic stories—science fiction, fantasy, thriller, dystopia, adventure—inspired by the music of Rush. Edited by me and John McFetridge, and it includes 16 original works, as well as reprints of “A Nice Morning Drive” by Richard S. Foster (Neil Peart’s original inspiration for “Red Barchetta”) and “Gonna Roll the Bones” by Fritz Leiber (original inspiration for the album “Roll the Bones”).
To build excitement for the highly anticipated release—you know, like a high-energy warmup band!—ECW has produced a limited sample booklet that contains the complete gritty short story “Random Access Memory” by my co-editor John McFetridge, inspired by the song “Lakeside Park.”
I will be signing and handing out free copies of the booklet at my convention appearances throughout the year, beginning with Pensacon in Pensacola, Florida this weekend. If you would like a FREE copy of the booklet, signed by me, just pay for the postage and envelope. You can order a copy direct from me at http://www.wordfire.com/?page_id=50815.
And please please please pre-order your copy of the book—I would love to see the Rush fans rally and preorder 2113 copies of 2113.