Review: 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush
The obvious bafflements produced by such a book can be swiftly dispatched. Who writes short stories based on Rush songs? Well, there are at least 18 people (or 16; two of the stories packaged in 2113 played a role in inspiring Rush’s music, not vice versa). Who edits such a stockpile? Kevin J. Anderson and John McFetridge. And who would bother publishing such a thing? Easy. ECW Press, archivist of many works both Canadian and vaguely pop cultural (including, full disclosure, my own forthcoming non-fiction title). As to the question of who would want to read such thing, the answer again may seem obvious: Rush fans. Duh. But that still doesn’t quite satisfy.
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