Clockwork Lives Novel by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart Now Available for Pre-Order

Kevin J. Anderson's 'Clockwork Lives' coming in September
Back in August, during RushCon 14, Kevin J. Anderson, the author behind the novelization of Clockwork Angels, announced two new Rush related writing projects that he was involved with.

The first centered around an anthology of Rush-based stories written by "a gang of award-winning and bestselling authors" where Anderson announced he would be penning a novella called "2113". The second writing project would have him joining forces once again with Neil Peart in the creation of somewhat of a sequel to the Clockwork Angels novel titled Clockwork Lives.

Clockwork Lives is now scheduled for release on September 8th, 2015 and can pre-ordered via Amazon. From the Amazon listing:
Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics.

In Clockwork Angels, #1 bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same name. It was a world of airships and alchemy, clockwork carnivals, pirates, lost cities, a rigid Watchmaker who controlled every aspect of life, and his nemesis, the ruthless and violent Anarchist who wanted to destroy it all.

Anderson and Peart have returned to their colorful creation to explore the places and the characters that still have a hold on their imagination. Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village; she long ago gave up on her dreams and ambitions to take care of her ailing father, an alchemist and an inventor. When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious inheritance: a blank book that she must fill with other people’s stories — and ultimately her own.

Clockwork Lives is a steampunk Canterbury Tales, and much more, as Marinda strives to change her life from a mere “sentence or two” to a true epic.
Cover art for the new book isn't available yet but will likely be revealed by Anderson on his website soon.


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