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L. Neil Smith (1946–2021)

Autor(a) de The Adventures of Lando Calrissian

39+ Works 3,638 Membros 58 Reviews 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 de L. Neil Smith

The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (1994) 738 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Probability Broach (1980) 347 cópias, 8 resenhas
Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (1983) 325 cópias, 6 resenhas
Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon (1983) 248 cópias, 3 resenhas
Lando Calrissian and the StarCave of ThonBoka (1983) 237 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Venus Belt (1981) 161 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Crystal Empire (1986) 146 cópias, 1 resenha
Pallas (1993) 146 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Nagasaki Vector (1983) 135 cópias, 5 resenhas
Tom Paine Maru (1984) 130 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Gallatin Divergence (1985) 120 cópias
Forge of the Elders (2000) 113 cópias, 3 resenhas
Their Majesties' Bucketeers (1981) 112 cópias, 7 resenhas
Henry Martyn (1989) 108 cópias
Brightsuit Macbear (1988) 81 cópias, 2 resenhas
The American Zone (2001) 79 cópias, 3 resenhas
Bretta Martyn (1997) 73 cópias
Taflak Lysandra (1988) 61 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Wardove (1986) 60 cópias, 1 resenha
Contact and Commune (1990) 50 cópias, 1 resenha
Converse and Conflict (1990) 24 cópias
Hope (2001) 22 cópias, 2 resenhas
Roswell, Texas (2008) 16 cópias
Ceres (2010) 11 cópias
Blade of p'Na (2016) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Ares (2023) 2 cópias
Phoebus Krumm (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Open Space #3 (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Das Kristallreich (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
A Matter of Certainty 1 exemplar(es)
TimePeeper 1 exemplar(es)
The Gallant Divergence 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Stellar #7: Science-Fiction Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Stellar #5: Science-Fiction Stories (1980) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias, 2 resenhas
Free Space (1997) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias, 1 resenha
Stellar #6: Science-Fiction Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Future Washington (2005) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias, 2 resenhas
Open Space #3 (1990) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias


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 | outras 2 resenhas | Jul 1, 2023 |



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