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Special illustrated edition of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's 1994 short story Drumbeats now available

Wed, Mar 25, 2020@4:04PM | comments

WordFire Press is currently offering a limited-edition, illustrated version of Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's 1994 short story collaboration Drumbeats (thanks Joe P). Each of the 800 limited-edition copies is signed and numbered by author Kevin J. Anderson and artist Steve Otis. From the book description:

A chilling tale of African drums and human souls from #1 international bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush lyricist and drummer Neil Peart

Early in their three decades of correspondence, Neil Peart sent Kevin J. Anderson extensive descriptions and travelogues of his adventures bicycling solo across Africa. Peart painted a vivid and unsettling landscape as memorable as the lyrics to his songs.

Anderson, award-winning and bestselling fantasy and science fiction author, used those descriptions as the backdrop for plotting an intense, atmospheric dark fantasy story that followed Peart's experiences, though with a much more ominous twist. The two used their respective strengths to weave a memorable tale that will linger long after the last page.

This special illustrated edition includes Anderson's new introduction, written after Peart's death on January 7, 2020, as well as the original Afterword Peart wrote for the story ...

The books are expected to be shipped by the end of April and you can secure your copy at this location. A standard commercial edition will be released in September.