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Fiction Steampunk

Clockwork Angels

The Novel

by (author) Kevin J. Anderson

from an idea by Neil Peart

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Steampunk, General, Adventure
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
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The ultimate adventure for fans of Rush and the internationally bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson

Imagine if someone had written the novel of The Wall, Tommy, or Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band when those classic albums were released. For fans of the multi-platinum band Rush, Clockwork Angels: The Novel is that project. In collaboration with the legendary rock band, acclaimed novelist Kevin J. Anderson turns the sonic journey of Rush’s new album into a full-length literary adventure.

In a young man’s quest to follow his dreams, he is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos. He travels through a lavish and colourful 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.


About the authors

Kevin J. Anderson's profile page

Neil Ellwood Peart, OC is a Canadian author and retired musician, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honoured.

Neil Peart's profile page


  • Short-listed, Colorado Book Award
  • Winner, Scribe Award

Editorial Reviews


"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?" — Sci Fi Pulse

"while reading this book the songs of the album played out in my head. Now while listening to the songs, the chapters of the book play out in my head.” — The Lofty Oaks

"stunning steampunk adventure ... filled with ruthless pirates, old-fashioned airships and strange lands." — Sci Fi Magazine

"...the ideology of a well-structured society that allows very little personal choice and the concept of complete freedom for the individual to do as they choose with no governing intervention are pitted against each other. This underlying theme provided much depth to the story and made it far more interesting than the simple story presented on the surface." — The World According to Mr. Flying Pig

"if you are no fan of genre works, I would still very highly recommend Clockwork Angels. It stands on its own merits as a grand adventure tale woven with threads of various themes enough to keep it fresh, exciting and engaging. Ultimately, Clockwork Angels is one of the most human of stories." — Book Reporter


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