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A chilling story cowritten with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. A rock drummer bicycling through the African wilderness encounters a village that makes very special drums. This one will make your heart skip a beat. With an introduction by Kevin J. Anderson and afterword by Neil Peart.


Copyright 2011 WordFire, Inc.

“Drumbeats” copyright 1994 Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart. Originally published in Shock Rock II, edited by Jeff Gelb, Pocket Books, 1994.

Introduction copyright 2011 WordFire, Inc.

Afterword copyright 2006 Neil Peart. Originally published in Landscapes, from Five Star, 2006.

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Kevin J. Anderson

For those of my fans who don’t recognize the name of the coauthor on this story (and I doubt there are very many who don’t), Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist for the rock group Rush, writer of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking songs I have ever heard.

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