A remarkable collaboration that is unprecedented in its scope and realization, this exquisitely wrought novel represents an artistic project between the bestselling science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson and the multiplatinum rock band Rush. The newest album by Rush, Clockwork Angels, sets forth a story in Neil Peart’s lyrics that has been expanded by him and Anderson into this epic novel. In a young man’s quest to follow his dreams, he is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos. He travels across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy with lost cities, pirates, anarchists, exotic carnivals, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The mind-bending story is complemented with rich paintings by the five-time Juno Award winner for Best Album Design, Hugh Syme.
Kevin J. Anderson is the bestselling science fiction author of more than 100 novels. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, DC Comics, StarCraft, and The X-Files and, with Brian Herbert, is the coauthor of 12 novels in the Dune universe. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series; Terra Incognita; Resurrection, Inc.; Hopscotch; and many others. He lives in Colorado. Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush and the author of Far and Away, Ghost Rider, The Masked Rider, Roadshow, and Traveling Music.
"Nostalgic, weird and wonderful." —The Globe and Mail (November 2012)
"Part pure adventure and part classical myth, the Anderson-Peart story is a fairy tale in the best sense of the word, Tolkienian and Chestertonian." —www.CatholicWorldReport.com
"A thoroughly entertaining read. . . . The physical book is beautiful, inviting, and the perfect vessel for the story it contains." —www.PopMatters.com
"A stunning steampunk adventure." —Sci Fi magazine (September 2012)
"A very entertaining, elegantly written story." —www.BooklistOnline.com
"A grand adventure tale woven with threads of various themes enough to keep it fresh, exciting and engaging." —www.BookReporter.com
"A mesmerizing spectacle of science fiction literature." —www.cbgxtra.com
"Dazzling locales, memorable characters and high adventure that will make you think long after you're done. What more can you ask from a book?" —www.SciFiPulse.net