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J. Neil Schulman’s classic 1979 novel of agorist revolution through counter-economics, Alongside Night, is going viral.
Neil posted today on the Facebook group he recently organized to help support a campaign to raise funds to transform Alongside Night into new media, including a graphic novel, a feature film and a video game:
J Neil Schulman (Las Vegas, NV) wrote at 8:19am
From my “Biggest fan”:
With the business news channels screaming “Inflation”, ever wonder what an inflationary economic collapse might look like in the US? Ever wonder, if fascism come to America, what it will look like?
Alongside Night is a Prometheus Award winning libertarian and anarchist dystopian novel by science fiction writer J. Neil Schulman first published in 1979. It’s fast paced and thrilling. And soon to be a major motion picture.
Official Website. Buy the book if you like it.
“Enjoy! :D” –Trishna321, who just pirated the PDF of Alongside Night as a Bittorrent download.
Besides its teaching value in the context of libertarianism, agorism and counter-economics, Alongside Night is also a ripping good story, a fast-paced adventure accessible even to teen readers, without pulling any punches. In my opinion, if you call yourself a libertarian and haven’t read the book yet, this is the time to do it.
Some googling takes you to Trishna321’s post on demonoid.com, where you can grab the .torrent file.
And, needless to say, if you read the PDF available here, sending Neil a few bucks is a fine thing, and will help get the ideas out to a wider audience through the current projects I mentioned above. Also worth pondering is buying a copy of Alongside Night from Amazon.com. This has the additional benefit of raising the book’s prominence among Amazon sales rankings, thus pushing it further toward (what oughtta be inevitable) mainstream media attention.
And, when you’re done reading Alongside Night, why not pop over to the new online home of the Agorist Cadre?
UPDATE 14 June 2009: Author J. Neil Schulman continues pioneering the e-book world by releasing a free, ad-supported PDF version of Alongside Night at http://www.alongsidenight.net/. Grab your copy today!