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Read this! "The Probability Broach" by L. Neil Smith

This book won the Prometheus Award a while book, which is the award given for best libertarian science fiction. I've had "The Probability Broach" on my reading list for a while now.

And as usual, I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable a libertarian novel is to read. The basic plot is that this guy finds another society that is based on individual liberty. It's basically an anarchist society. And he compares it to our society and really shows how crazy our government is and the destructive nature of taxation. Btw, the book was written in 1980.

I love libertarian and political novels b/c they help to see how libertarian ideas would work out in "reality." Because obviously we don't got that going on in American today. Makes me feel grateful for the work that people like Rand Paul are doing, who know how much is ahead of us to make a really great society that we are capable of.


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L. Neil Smith

The Probability Broach has recently been turned into a graphic novel. You can read it online for free, here.

Smith wrote several sequels to The Probability Broach which are pretty good. too: The Venus Belt, The Gallatin Divergence, Tom Paine Maru, and The Nagasaki Vector are all worth reading.

Smith also wrote the novel Pallas, which I liked best of ALL his books. He won another Prometheus Award for it -- well deserved. He recently wrote a sequel to it called Ceres -- mediocre.

Another good one: Forge of the Elders.

If you like nonfiction too, Smith's Lever Action is an excellent collection of his essays.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

no audiobooks :(

He needs to commission his novels into audiobooks.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

It was one of my favorites

I can't remember when I first read it, but I know it was really good. It also pointed out some of the problems and annoyances you can run into.

If people haven't read it, I recommend it.