Clockwork Angels (MP3 CD)
"I can t stop thinking big "
International bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson teams up with Rush lyricist and drummer Neil Peart to expand the story set out in "Clockwork Angels," the twentieth studio album by the legendary rock band.
All the journeys of this great adventure It didn t always feel that way
For more than two centuries, the land of Albion has been ruled by the supposedly benevolent Watchmaker, who imposes precision on every aspect of life. Young Owen Hardy from the village of Barrel Arbor dreams of seeing the big city and the breathtaking Clockwork Angels that dispense wisdom to the people, maybe even catching a glimpse of the Watchmaker himself.
"I was brought up to believe "
He watches the steamliners drift by, powered by alchemical energy, as they head toward Crown City never dreaming that he is already caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos, between the Watchmaker and his nemesis, the Anarchist.
Owen's journeys begin at a fabulous carnival with clockwork wonders beyond his imagination, and take him aboard airships, far into the Redrock Desert to seek lost cities, through storms at sea to encounters with pirates and give him a chance at love.
"Clockwork Angels: The Novel" is a remarkable, innovative story unlike any other.
The basis for this novel, "Clockwork Angels: The Album" by Rush, is available now at rush.com.
About the Author
In the last five years, 27 of Kevin J. Anderson's novels have appeared on national bestseller lists; and he has over eleven million books in print worldwide. His works have been translated into over 22 languages including German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Hebrew.
For a book signing during the promotional tour for his comedy/adventure novel "AI! PEDRITO!", Anderson broke the Guinness World Record for "Largest Single-Author Signing," passing the previous records set by Gen. Colin Powell and Howard Stern.
Kevin worked in California for twelve years as a technical writer and editor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the nation's largest research facilities. At the Livermore Lab, he met his wife Rebecca Moesta and also his frequent co-author, Doug Beason. After he had published ten of his own science fiction novels to wide critical acclaim, he came to the attention of Lucasfilm, and was offered the chance to write Star Wars novels.
The novels in his Star Wars Jedi Academy trilogy became the three top-selling science fiction novels of 1994. He has also completed numerous other projects for Lucasfilm, including the 14-volumes in "The" "New York Times" bestselling Young Jedi Knights series (co-written with his wife Rebecca Moesta). His three original Star Wars anthologies are the bestselling SF anthologies of all time.
Kevin is also the author of three hardcover novels based on the X-Files; all three became international bestsellers, the first of which reached #1 on the "London Sunday Times" bestseller list. "Ground Zero" was voted "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1995" by the readers of "SFX" magazine. "Ruins" hit "The" "New York Times" bestseller list, the first X-Files novel ever to do so, and was voted "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1996."
Kevin's thriller "Ignition", written with Doug Beason, has sold to Universal Studios as a major motion picture. Anderson and Beason's novels have been nominated for the Nebula Award and the American Physics Society's "Forum" award. Their other novels include "Virtual Destruction, Fallout, " and "Ill Wind", which has been optioned by ABC TV for a television movie or miniseries. His newest collaborative works are ARTIFACT (Forge Books; May 2003), a thriller written with F. Paul Wilson, Janet Berliner, and Mathew Costello. DUNE: THE BATTLE OF CORRIN (Tor Books, on-sale: August 17, 2004) written with Brian Herbert, Book 3 of their acclaimed Legends of Dune trilogy, and the sequel to the bestsellers DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD and "DUNE: THE MACHINE CRUSADE".
Kevin's solo work has garnered wide critical acclaim; for example, "Climbing Olympus" was voted the best paperback SF novel of 1995 by "Locus Magazine", "Resurrection, Inc., "was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, and his novel "Blindfold" was a 1996 preliminary Nebula nominee. Anderson has written numerous bestselling comics, including Star Wars and Predator titles for Dark Horse, and X-Files for Topps.
Kevin's research has taken him to the top of Mount Whitney and the bottom of the Grand Canyon, inside the Cheyenne Mountain NORAD complex, into the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River, inside a Minuteman III missile silo and its underground control bunker, and onto the deck of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral. He's also been on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange, inside a plutonium plant at Los Alamos, behind the scenes at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and out on an Atlas-E rocket launchpad. He also, occasionally, stays home and writes. Kevin and his wife writer Rebecca Moesta live in Colorado.
Kevin J. Anderson is a bestselling science fiction author of over 125 novels, including numerous books in the Dune, Star Wars, X-Files, Superman and Batman universes. His original work includes the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series, the Terra Incognita trilogy, the Hellhole trilogy (with Brian Herbert), and the Saga of Shadows. He has written comics for Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, and others. His first novel, Resurrection, Inc., was inspired by the Rush album Grace Under Pressure. Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist for the rock group Rush and the author of Far and Near, Ghost Rider, Roadshow, The Masked Rider, Traveling Music, and Far and Away. Anderson and Peart are working on a companion novel Clockwork Lives