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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science fiction Novel Alongside Night

Joseph. Neil Schulman is an American writer, author, and filmmaker. He specialises in libertarian science fiction. His books “Alongside Night” and “Rainbow Cadenza” won the Libertarian Science fiction Prometheus Award. He bases his work on Alongside Night and philosophy displayed by Samuel Edward Konkin III. This book received an opportunity to transform into a film publication.

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Author: J. Neil Schulman

Genre: Libertarian Science fiction

Pages: 304

Good reads rating: 3.74 of 5

My Ratings: 7.8 of 10

Published: 1979

Publisher: Crown Publishers

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Science fiction Novel Alongside Night

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

Agorism became a social philosophy, idea, and concept used by Samuel Edward Konkin III. It promotes creating a peaceful society based on counter-economy in which everyone can achieve their individual profits. It includes benefits without crushing others by violence and coercion.

Counter economics presents a way to conduct economic warfare against the state by subverting the means it dictates to trade. It includes free-market, black and grey market in which they hide transactions from the government. It allows them to show disapproval against the government’s coercion in the name of taxes.

They base this novel on the ideology of Agorism and creates an Anarcho-Capitalist Society. It revolves the story around a boy named Elliot Vreeland, son of economist Dr Martin Vreeland. The story focuses on an economically collapsed US state where the black market remains to grow. The government struggles to keep hold of their power. Hyperinflation and disorder reign in the country and the government arrests people involved in the economic crises.

The story begins with Elliot’s family gone missing and his house raided by the government men and officials who wish to capture Elliot. He somehow escapes.

Elliot runs into a group of people allied together for a special purpose of revolution. It became inspired by a declaration of independence and formation of a Revolutionary Agorist Organization. They focused on plotting against the government by counter-economics. Elliot meets a girl named Lorimer and they explore the underground world of Agorist revolution.

Final Say on The Science Fiction Novel Alongside Night

The novel offers action, adventure, romance and suspense with many twists and turns and exciting science fiction thrills. Like other libertarian authors, Schulman articulates conviction politics and conveys the political message discreetly. I rate this novel 7.8 out of 10. Would I re-read this novel? No. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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