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Friday, July 27, 2012

Clockwork Angels: The Novel special signed and numbered editions on sale now
10:11AM EST | comments (10) |

UPDATE - 7/27@12:06PM: ECW Press has also sold out of the Silver edition.

UPDATE - 7/27@10:38AM: NOTE: Both the ecwpress.com and rushbackstage.com websites are having major issues handling the load to their servers, although things look a little better now. It looks like only the Gold edition is available at the Rush Backstage Club currently. The Silver Edition can be purchased via ecwpress.com.

Clockwork Angels bookClockwork Angels: The Novel author Kevin J. Anderson announced earlier this week via his blog that ECW Press would be offering for sale special signed and numbered editions of the novel starting today at 10AM. From the official press release that Anderson included in his post:

... The Silver Edition, slipcased and autographed by both Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart, will be a beautiful addition to any collection. This limited edition of 300 copies is available from both ecwpress.com/clockworksilver and rushbackstage.com, for $74.95.

The Gold Edition is a must have for die-hard fans. Slipcased and signed by both authors, The Gold Edition is accompanied by a lithograph image from the book, signed by artist Hugh Syme, and a unique autographed page of the original CLOCKWORK ANGELS manuscript. Both pieces are presented in an attractive frame with an engraved and numbered plate. With only 302 copies available, the Gold Edition will retail for $299.95, and is available exclusively from rushbackstage.com....

Both editions are now available for purchase although it looks like the Rush Backstage Club has already sold out of the Silver Edition. You can still get it via ecwpress.com though. The Gold edition is still available via rushbackstage.com.

Clockwork Angels audiobook narrated by Neil PeartAlso, last week the folks at RushCon announced that Anderson will be Sunday's guest speaker at this year's convention. Kevin will read from Clockwork Angels and share his experience creating the novel with Neil Peart. Books will also be on sale and Kevin will be doing a book signing. Anderson also announced the appearance on his blog and added the following information regarding the audiobook version of the novel:

... this afternoon I was in the studio recording a special afterword for the Brilliance unabridged audio edition of the novel (which is read by Neil Peart). Over the past two days, I worked with artist Hugh Syme to develop a lavish illustrated booklet, 32 pages, which is exclusive to the physical edition of the audiobook. It's been approved by Neil and already off to press. The audio will be released simultaneously with the hardcover novel on September 1, and both are available for preorder now.

You can pre-order the audiobook version of Clockwork Angels (narrated by Neil Peart) at this location, and the hardcover edition here. The Rush Backstage Club is also running a promotion starting today where every order (while supplies last) will receive a copy of the Clockwork Angels novel sampler booklet. They have 500 copies available to give away.

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[Clockwork Angels: The Novel official press release]
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#10 - Posted 7/29/12 @12:18PM by Will Collier [contact]

Gold version sold out by Saturday morning. That's a really interesting idea, including a page from the actual marked-up manuscript with each copy. If the book is a hit, those suckers are going to skyrocket in value.
#9 - Posted 7/27/12 @10:34PM by ReddyLee [contact]

After constantly refreshing on my phone I was finally able to get the silver edition. But after I ordered it I called my pal LerxstGirl who told me they were all sold out. So I guess I just got real lucky.
#8 - Posted 7/27/12 @4:16PM by rocinante1966 [contact]

Got my Silver EDITION!!! Will go nicely with my Peart 30th anniversary Mcnaughton print!
#7 - Posted 7/27/12 @12:29PM by jaeger [contact]

Gonna go with the audiobook. :)
#6 - Posted 7/27/12 @11:42AM by flimbo

Mugs!
#5 - Posted 7/27/12 @11:13AM by rmull [contact]

ECW is working now but very slow. Just got a Silver Edition!
#4 - Posted 7/27/12 @10:27AM by The Analog Dad [contact]

SCHWING! I think I got the last one at RBC; availability disappeared after they took my order...
#3 - Posted 7/27/12 @10:23AM by andrelam [contact]

I just got mine! lol
You need to keep trying. Apparently, they "restarted" the services.
#2 - Posted 7/27/12 @10:20AM by The Analog Dad [contact]

ECW says: "Resource Limit Is Reached -- The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later."

And

"Drupal: Site off-line -- The site is currently not available due to technical problems. Please try again later. Thank you for your understanding."

Meanwhile, at RBC, we're met with the following:

"The following errors occurred: Invalid request. Possible cause could be: session time out; server inaccessible, etc. Please try again.."

Guessing the tens of thousands of requests for 300 copies of the book was simply too much for their poor little server(s) to handle.
#1 - Posted 7/27/12 @10:16AM by rmull [contact]

And both servers subsequently crashed from the onslaught. Guess I'll be getting a trade version.

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