Clockwork Angels: The Novel by Kevin J. AndersonClockwork Angels: The Novel by Kevin J. Anderson

Clockwork Angels: The Novel

byKevin J. Anderson

Hardcover | September 1, 2012

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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...
Title:Clockwork Angels: The NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770411216

ISBN - 13:9781770411210

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing novelization of an amazing album, by an amazing band. This novel was at the top of my Christmas list this year, and did not disappoint. As soon as I opened it, I read non stop until the end. It's a little bit slow at first, but after the 2nd or 3rd chapter it really starts to pick up the pace. I love the inclusion of song lyrics and titles in the text. As a fan of the band, this book was a must have. Even if you're not a fan of the band, give the book a read. It's wonderful.  
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fair, conventional steampunk I'm a big rush fan and I have even enjoyed some of Neil Peart's writing over the years, so I was interested in reading this marriage of his concept of the band's album of the same title with Kevin J. Anderson's writing. As a novel, it's pleasing enough if you're into basic fantasy. Fairly formulaic, rife with cliches, and wooden characterization. However, taking into account he was swimming in someone else's pool, it's a commendable enough achievement. I found myself taking more delight in Anderson's embedding Rush lyrics and song titles into the text than in his actual storytelling.
Date published: 2012-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Books like this make you love reading! I got this book at the FanExpo in Toronto. I met Kevin J. Anderson who was a great person and of course he was happy to sign my copy of the book and take a picture or two. So right of the bat I was biased towards liking this book (along with the fact that I love the group RUSH, who he collaborated with for this book). Well, I can say without bias, this was a great read. It was the kind of book that makes you use your imagination to the fullest and I found it entertaining from beginning to end. You're taken on a journey with the main character, Owen Hardy, and happily go through the good and bad times with him as he travels to exciting, unknown places in his journey to find what he is looking for. Reading this book reminds me so much of why people love to's to be taken to new places in our imagination for a little while and maybe learn a think or two about life. Well needless to say, I would definitely recommend this book. Good read.
Date published: 2012-09-03

Editorial Reviews

"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." —