Monday, August 18, 2014

Clockwork Angels author Kevin J. Anderson to make a big announcement at RushCon this weekend
11:14PM EST | comments (44) |

UPDATE - 8/24@1:31PM: Kevin J. Anderson spoke at RushCon today and revealed his second promised big announcement. Here's another tweet from Kelly D with the news:

BREAKING: @TheKJA and Neil Peart are in the process of writing new book called Clockwork Lives. . .!!!!!! @cygnusx1net @rushisaband

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UPDATE - 8/23@4:52PM: Although Kevin J. Anderson isn't scheduled to speak at RushCon until tomorrow, it seems that longtime RIAB member and RushCon 14 attendee Kelly D managed to get some info on what at least one of KJA's big announcements is in regards to. Here's what she tweeted out less than an hour ago:

BREAKING: @TheKJA to release novella called "2113" in @rushtheband story anthology @cygnusx1net @rushisaband

More news as we learn it.

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Kevin J. Anderson signing books at RushCon 13 - photo courtesy RushConThe 14th annual RushCon will take place at The Great Hall in Toronto this coming weekend! One of the guest speakers will be Clockwork Angels author and good friend of Neil Peart - Kevin J. Anderson - who will be speaking on Sunday. Anderson just tweeted out that he'll be making a big announcement at the Con this weekend:

And I will have a big announcement at @RushCon this weekend. Oh man, a big one. Maybe two. If you guys can handle it. @rushisaband

There's no other indication or clues as to what the announcement will be so let the speculation begin (how about a Clockwork Angels movie?!). In addition to Anderson, the other guest speakers will be Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider, Rush roadie Tony "Jack Secret" Geranios, and author Martin Popoff. The convention will consist of 3 days of Rush-filled events, including a Friday night opening mixer at the Chelsea Eaton Churchill Ballroom; a Saturday night Rush tribute band show with Lotus Land; Rush-themed trivia, games, multimedia shows, door prizes, etc.; the Rush charity auction; and more. You can register online at this location. For all the RushCon details just go to, and be sure to follow RushCon on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest RushCon news.



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#44 - Posted 8/21/14 @2:36PM by Lerxster [contact]

It's a new book called Clicktrack Agnostics, about a fictional group of spiritual yet faithless motorcycle riding bookworm percussonists in an alternate dimension who fight multidimensional crime, then afterwards write hours long drum solos based on their escapades.
#43 - Posted 8/20/14 @10:55PM by drmike [contact]

I can't see Kevin J Anderson making any kind of announcement about Rush's music. More likely a sequel to the novel. He does sequels as a matter of course.
#42 - Posted 8/20/14 @2:58PM by ccbentley [contact]

The news is they are working on some new material to play on the tour. Duh! : )
#41 - Posted 8/20/14 @11:29AM by CraigJ [contact]

That's all well and good, but it's a fact that if you don't like Tai Shan and Dog Years you aren't a _true_ Rush fan.

I'm super cereal.
#40 - Posted 8/20/14 @11:14AM by jiminseattle [contact]

Good call CPB, everyone likes what they like and that should be the end of it.
#39 - Posted 8/20/14 @10:09AM by cpb [contact]

The bigger debate is why people give themselves the authority to say that a self-professed Rush fan ISN'T just because they don't care for a couple of albums.
#38 - Posted 8/20/14 @9:53AM by Enigmaticus [contact]

No, it will be "Clockwork Angels: The Broadway Musical." After all, Green Day did it with "American Idiot," so why shouldn't Rush? ;-)

You know I haven't read any science fiction in quite a long time. I had enjoyed Frank Herbert's first three Dune books: "Dune," "Dune Messiah" and "Children Of Dune," but I just could not get through the fourth book, "God Emperor Of Dune." I had found it to be endlessly tedious. "... Too many Duncan Idahos and 3,000 years to discuss them."

I would really rather talk about how enjoyable I had found the music on "Presto" to be, when I had purchased it nearly 25 years ago. I had listened to it with a pair of headphones and was immediately blown away. Two years later, when I had heard "Roll The Bones" for the first time, I had an even more extraordinary experience.

I do not under any circumstances whatsoever, understand why so many "so-called" Rush fans do not like this recording; it boggles the mind! :-(
#37 - Posted 8/20/14 @2:39AM by Zyrannix [contact]

He's going to rewrite it where all the characters turn into chickens and rename it Cluckwork Angels.
#36 - Posted 8/19/14 @10:40PM by cpb [contact]

The following is a list of 22 prog books:

22. Catch-22
21: The Gambler
20: 2001: A Space Odyssey
19: Zen & The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
18: The Monster At The End Of This Book
17: A Brief History of Chinese Philosophy
16. The Big Money
15. Ukulele For Dummies
14. Neil Sperry's Guide To Texas Gardening
13. Dave Barry Slept Here
12. I Used To Be So Messed Up
11. Rush: Success Under Pressure
10. Little Women
9. Son of Baconator
8. How To Read
7. A List of 22 Prog Books
6. Pink Floyd's Meddle Album in Print
5. The Bible (alternate ending)
4. That Mommy Porn About The Sparkly Vampires
3. The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes
2. The Sandman Gets Drowsy
1. Stephen King's It...And There Are No Tagbacks
#35 - Posted 8/19/14 @10:18PM by CraigJ [contact]

I almost mentioned CS Lewis in my post. Even "The Chronicles of Narnia" feels more sophisticated and has deeper character development than CA, IMO, and TCON is definitely a children's book. I also don't want to be harsh here, it's not like CA sucked or anything like that, it just misses the mark for me personally, but I don't regret purchasing it or reading it.

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