Libertarian Fiction

I was recently exchanging correspondence with the Author of the book The Untethered, S.W. Southwick. His book is probably one of the best examples of Libertarian fiction/SciFi that I have seen. In my opinion it is reaching into the territory to be considered Classic Literature. Anyway he asked me what other libertarian stories I had read. I was able to rattle off 5 or 6 but I know that I have read 10 times that many but they just weren’t coming to mind.  So this post is going to be updated on a regular basis as I add in Libertarion stories and authors as I remember them and or read them. So in no particular order, or maybe in alphabetical order 🙂 here we go.


Ayn Rand

  • one of the giants of early Libertarian thought and fiction. Regardless what you have thought of her she has made her mark on the world with Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

Cory Doctorow

  • with Brother and Homeland. I actually haven’t read these yet as I just ran across reference to them. Homeland the sequel to Brother was given the 2014 Prometheus Award by the Libertarian Futurist  Society.

John Ringo

  • His Troy Rising Series. This is more military SciFi but definitely the main characters philosophy and fight against the government have a strong libertarian leaning.

L. Neil Smith,

  • my introduction as a young man to libertarianism was in Mr. Smiths books. They are every one explicitly Libertarian SciFi and I always recommend them for a good fun SciFi read.

Mackey Chandler

  • His April and Family Law Series along with a few singleton books. These are my modern/current libertarianish light weight comfort reads. Absolutly love them.

Michael Z. Williamson

  • Freehold. The rest of his books are mostly also in the same universe and to a lesser degree address issues of individual freedom. They are all a good read.

Robert Heinlein

  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. He dips in an out of libertarian concepts in a fair number of his other books.

S.W. Southwick

  • The Untethered. This will be considered a classic of Libertarian Fiction one day right up there beside Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

Travis J I Corcoran

  • in his Aristillus series. These are very hard core Libertarian SciFi


many more to come eventually

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