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L. Neil Smith (1946–2021)

Autor(a) de The Adventures of Lando Calrissian

39+ Works 3,592 Membros 58 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

L. Neil Smith is the three-time winner of the Prometheus Award for Best Libertarian Fiction for his novels Pallas (1993), Forge of the Elders (2000), and The Probability Broach (1980). As founder and National Coordinator of the Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus, publisher of the on-line magazine mostrar mais The Libertarian Enterprise, and a Life member of the National Rifle Association, Smith is renowned for his prominence in the Libertarian movement, of which he has been a part for more than thirty-five years. Author of more than twenty books, Smith has been hailed for his ability to combine adventure, humor, and rivetingly original political concepts to create more compellingly than any other writer, novels that embody Libertarian concepts. He currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife and daughter. mostrar menos
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Obras por L. Neil Smith

The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (1994) 731 exemplares
The Probability Broach (1980) 343 exemplares
The Venus Belt (1981) 157 exemplares
The Crystal Empire (1986) 144 exemplares
Pallas (1993) 143 exemplares
The Nagasaki Vector (1983) 131 exemplares
Tom Paine Maru (1984) 128 exemplares
The Gallatin Divergence (1985) 118 exemplares
Forge of the Elders (2000) 113 exemplares
Their Majesties' Bucketeers (1981) 109 exemplares
Henry Martyn (1989) 108 exemplares
Brightsuit Macbear (1988) 80 exemplares
The American Zone (2001) 78 exemplares
Bretta Martyn (1997) 73 exemplares
Taflak Lysandra (1988) 61 exemplares
The Wardove (1986) 59 exemplares
Contact and Commune (1990) 50 exemplares
Converse and Conflict (1990) 24 exemplares
Hope (2001) 22 exemplares
Lever Action: Essays on Liberty (2001) 19 exemplares
Roswell, Texas (2008) 16 exemplares
Ceres (2010) 10 exemplares
Blade of p'Na (2016) 4 exemplares
Ares (2023) 2 exemplares
Phoebus Krumm (2010) 1 exemplar
Open Space #3 (1990) 1 exemplar
Das Kristallreich 1 exemplar
TimePeeper 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Stellar #7: Science-Fiction Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Stellar #5: Science-Fiction Stories (1980) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Free Space (1997) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Stellar #6: Science-Fiction Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Future Washington (2005) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Open Space no. 3 (1990) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Author L. Neil Smith became one of my literary heroes the instant I read his first novel, "The Probability Broach." It presented, in an exciting novel, all the concepts and precepts of human rights and individual liberty I believed in -- and still do! -- in a fictional form that was entertaining as well as instructional.
L. Neil's writing style just got better and better -- most of the time. (He had a vocabulary bigger than the dictionary and sometimes he did use too many words -- an understandable, and minor, flaw, I guess.)
As I've said in other reviews, L. Neil was so well-read and knowledgeable, he could over-awe near-hermits like myself who simply don't have the knowledge of popular culture he had. Therefore, some of the references went and go over our heads.
But that just means we can re-read and re-re-read his books and get fresh insight each time.
Yes, first we read L. Neil Smith's books for the philosophy, the ideas, the support of human rights and individual liberty, but we also read for his enjoyable style, his frequent tongue-in-cheek references.
Though Neil and I talked often on the phone, and e-mailed back and forth a lot, we never met. Still, I miss him every day. Selfishly: We need, we desperately need, thinkers and writers to help us spread the message of freedom.
We can, though, continue to be grateful we have what Schopenhauer called "that paper memory of mankind," books, plus Neil's powerful essays are also available on the Internet.
His influence remains. And we are grateful.
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morrisonhimself | 2 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |



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