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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Two out-of-print stories by Kevin J. Anderson with Rush connections now available on Kindle

In Kevin J. Anderson's recent blog about his visit with Neil Peart, he wrote about how one of his novels, Resurrection, Inc. ($2.84) and a short story he co-authored with Neil Peart, "Drumbeats," ($1.99) are available as ebook downloads for Kindle and other readers.

First a word about the Kindle: You don't need to have a Kindle device to buy these stories. You can download free software for your PC or Mac device, as well as many other devices.

I recently bought a new Kindle Wi-Fi device ($138), and the reading experience on it is, in a word, extraordinary (even my wife, who's not into gadgets, was blown away).

Resurrection, Inc.

As Kevin explains in his blog:

My first novel, Resurrection, Inc., is closely based on the Rush album “Grace Under Pressure.”  (It’s been out of print for a while, but we’ve just made it available in ebook format on the Kindle and for other readers 

I mentioned the Rush inspiration in the acknowledgments of the novel, and when I received my author’s copies, I autographed a copy each for Neil, Geddy, and Alex, and sent them off to the record label…and about a year later I received a letter from Neil, and we’ve been in touch ever since.  In fact, I’ve known Neil longer than I’ve known Rebecca…and she and I just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary.


Again, from Kevin:

(Neil) and I collaborated on a creepy story about a drummer bicycling through Africa, “Drumbeats,” (also recently available on Kindle and Smashwords), and we’re talking about a more extensive project.

I've read this story, and it is indeed very creepy. Definitely worth reading. It will be interesting to see what Neil and Kevin's "more extensive project" entails.

It's also worth noting that you can buy ebook versions of three of Neil Peart's books:


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