Hot on the heels of the release of Clockwork Angels, Rush’s 20th studio album, comes the first glimpse at the album’s companion novel, Clockwork Angels: The Novel.
Author Kevin J. Anderson, who is collaborating with Rush drummer Neil Peart, posted news on his blog that a sneak peek booklet for the book has been released as a free download. The booklet includes introductions by both Anderson and Peart, illustrations by long time Rush cover artist Hugh Syme and the lyrics to the tune “Caravan”, from the new album.
The book will be released in September, 2012, to coincide with Rush’s Clockwork Angels and tour.
The hardcover edition of the book will be a full-color novel comes out from ECW on September to coincide with the launch of the Rush Clockwork Angels tour.
Clockwork Angels is a long-awaited concept album featuring the story of “a young man’s quest to follow his dreams, he is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos. He travels across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy with lost cities, pirates, anarchists, exotic carnivals, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life.”