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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The KJA In TO For CA

Imagine if someone wrote the novelization for Pink Floyd's The Wall, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band or the Rush album 2112 at the same time the music was being produced.

That's exactly what the novel Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson is.

Anderson and Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart collaborated on the project. The Rush album Clockwork Angels is set in a steampunk universe in an orderly and controlled world ruled by The Watchmaker. The entire album explores the theme and story of Owen Hardy, an apple farmer who seeks to explore the wonders of this world and sets out on his adventure.

It is a fantastic science-fiction novel by one of sci-fi's most talented minds. Combine that with the creative spirit and energy that goes into a Rush concept album and you have a fantastic mix of music and prose, certain to delight fans of the band and sci-fi fans alike.

Kevin J. Anderson is appearing tonight at the Chapters on John and Richmond (142 John Street) at 7 PM for the world premiere launch of this book, which is published by Toronto publisher ECW Press.

I'm sure there'll be a huge line up.

I'm hoping to be one of the first in line.

KJA at BEA in NY in June 2012

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