Lucy Steigerwald and Jeffrey Tucker talk about dystopia fiction that’s not so fictional, and the backlash among the intelligentsia.

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  • The Prometheus Awards were created to honor new and classic libertarian fiction. This is a list of all of the novels nominated for a Prometheus Award. There are over 500 books by more than 250 authors, which is enough liberty themed fiction to keep you entertained for a long time.

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  • Hi and Happy New Year! I’m doing another liberty-themed anthology, this one (mainly) of flash fiction. All authors are welcome, whether you identify even remotely libertarian or are just writing a liberty-themed story. I would love to have you on board with this. Will you join me? Why am I doing this? Because I want to gain a greater collective readership for libertarian fiction. We’ve done lots of work reaching people with logical arguments for liberty. It’s time to inject more emotional arguments for liberty into the conversation. So you in or what? 🙂 Here are the details: Submit as many stories as you like, up to 5,000 words each but ideally around 1,000 words. These need to be complete stories with a beginning, middle and end, in any genre. The deadline for your completed story/ies is Monday, March 30, 2016, so you have plenty of time. But you might as well get on board with this marketing opportunity right now! You need to commit to helping me market the final anthology to the best of your abilities. Anyone can submit, whether you are published before or not. Get the full story here: Thanks and I look forward to reading your stories! P.S. If you know anyone else who might be interested in this, please share it with them. TIA! P.P.S Here’s the last one we did, in case you weren’t aware of it:

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  • The Prometheus Award for Best Novel was created to honor new libertarian fiction, and the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award honors classic libertarian fiction. ThePrometheus Awards are hosted by the Libertarian Futurist Society. This is a list of all of the books that were nominated for these two awards. There are more than 500 books on this list by almost 300 authors, which is enough liberty themed fiction to keep anyone entertained and inspired for a long time.

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  • I have an Objectivist leaning friend who has read only Rand’s philosophical works (Virtue of Selfishness, Ayn Rand Lexicon, etc). We have these great discussions as long as we’re discussing Aristotle or Egoism, but then if I mention a line from Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged he points out he hasn’t read those and it’s always kind of deflating. So so here’s my question: do you think someone can bypass Rand’s fictional works and still really fully understand and appreciate Objectivism? Or is there something about the fictional works that is essential to understanding Rand?

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  • I put out this question on Facebook but thought I’d give it a try here, too (apologies: I’m still learning the ropes here on!). As a writer, I’m curious as to what readers are looking for in the way of libertarian / anarchist fiction. What issues would you like to see addressed? What topics would you like to see covered? Anything in particular that comes to mind that you either find lacking in libertarian fiction, or that you simply think needs to be stressed more? I’ve got a ton of ideas for an upcoming fantasy series, but I’d like to know if there are any specifics for which readers might be looking.

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