Monday, March 19, 2012

Clockwork Angels novelization by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart now available for pre-order
11:28AM EST | comments (113) |

Clockwork Angels bookLast month we learned that sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson would be writing a novelization of Rush's upcoming Clockwork Angels album which would be released in the Fall by ECW Press. The book is now available for pre-order through with a working release date of September 1st, 2012 and under the title Clockwork Angels: The Novel. The listing also indicates that Anderson and Peart will be credited as co-authors and the book will be 264 pages long. Anderson first announced the collaboration last month via Facebook and his blog:

... I worked together with Neil to flesh out the epic story told over the course of the music, as well as the artist Hugh Syme whose paintings fill the CD booklet. 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. To whet your appetite, Rush released the first two tracks, "Caravan" and "BU2B"-listen to those songs to get an idea of the story's beginning.

I'm writing the chapters now, incorporating the lyrics into the narrative, and having a fantastic time. More details to come, but for now-to quote a line from Caravan: "I can't stop thinking big."

The Clockwork Angels album itself is due out from Roadrunner Records on May 29th. Thanks to tomsawyer912 for the heads up.

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#113 - Posted 3/26/12 @11:15AM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

Well said Dinoman.
#112 - Posted 3/26/12 @9:57AM by dinoman [contact]

#111 - I must respectfully disagree with the assertion that these comments are not intended to be replied to. I think many, if not most, of us come on here not only to learn the latest Rush news (which Ed provides masterfully), but also to discuss our favorite band. And as such, given the, shall we say, more thoughtfulness that is embodied by Rush (vs some other bands), our comments are not limited to agreeable chants of "they kick a$$!". And, because Rush tends not only to any one demographic, but truly appeals across a broad spectrum, there are bound to be fans that, while they agree on their love of Rush, they may disagree on a large number of other topics from politics to religion to social issues. They may (and, obviously, do) also disagree about certain aspects of Rush themselves (best/worst, lyric meanings, direction, etc.). That is all good and fine, in my opinion, until it gets vitriolic. At that point, "discussion" has left the room and everyone takes an offense/defense posture. The lesson? Phrase opinions as opinions and allow those who see things differently than you to have their opinions as well. This is perhaps the most difficult thing to maintain in a conversation: that is, the notion that others opinions, no matter how different they are from your own, are just as valid as your own, at least from the perspective of the person with the opinion. To quote a great lyricist, "Different eyes see different things...."
#111 - Posted 3/23/12 @10:33PM by Lucien [contact]

You see, these comments are why humanity deserves no faith.

Can't we just keep the comments as simple Feedback? "I like this." "I don't like this."

These comments were really not meant for replies anyways. Half of us aren't spending the time to read the rants you people are writing. As soon as differences in our appreciations are revealed, all-out war occurs.

Here are the groups of Rush fans:

1: "Rush died after MP."
2: "Synthesizers rule!"
3: "There are other songs besides Tom Sawyer and Spirit of Radio?"
4: "My favorite songs are all underrated!"
5: "Only their long songs were good."
6: "New stuff... ftw..."

Personally, I'm number 4. Personally, Rush didn't die after MP. Personally, Rush is musically talented in all their albums (there is NO denying that). And personally, even though I'm probably not going to buy this book, I do not doubt its greatness.

-The Cynical Gentleman
#110 - Posted 3/23/12 @12:37PM by zkzt

Please hurry and get a single out soon. I'm sure they won't preview any new music before the tour dates go on sale so you won't be able to judge the album without blindly buying a seat. No VIP package for me this time. Just some random seat. I really don't care as long as the album sounds good.
#109 - Posted 3/23/12 @12:08PM by RThompson150 [contact]

Hold your Fire was my first Rush cassette and love the album too. Hold your fire is what introduced me to Rush. Looking forward to the Clockwork Angels book this fall. Ed you are a cool dude who keeps the Rush fans updated on all Rush news. Can't wait until Rush fall dates are unveiled.
#108 - Posted 3/23/12 @9:45AM by dinoman [contact]

Was listening to Hold Your Fire on the way to work this morning. I love that album. So much so that a few songs actually get me a little emotional.
#107 - Posted 3/22/12 @6:14PM by Liverpool 78

Evening all

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#106 - Posted 3/22/12 @3:06PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

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#105 - Posted 3/22/12 @2:45PM by random_sample [contact]

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#104 - Posted 3/22/12 @2:12PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

ED! You need to change that happy Rush emoticon face of yours when disciplining the children..........................;)

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