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"An absorbing novel--science fiction, yet also a cautionary tale with a disturbing resemblance to past history and future possibilities." -- Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate in Economics
"An unabashedly polemical , libertarian novel which packages its message in a fast, effectively told action adventure." -- Publishers Weekly
"Anyone interested in freedom will find this more than readable." -- Jerry Pournelle
"Engrossing." -- Thomas S. Szasz, MD
"Here is a frightening and all too plausible picture of the near future. America is already a long way down the road that leads to it. Yet there is also a hopefulness in the story, for the author develops a philosophy, in considerable practical detail, that we could begin living by today, if we will choose to be free." -- Poul Anderson
"High Drama ... A story of high adventure, close escapes, mistaken identities, and thrilling rescues. ... A fast-moving tale of a future which is uncomfortably close at hand." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review
"I received Alongside Night at noon today. It is now eight in the evening and I just finished it. I think I am entitled to some dinner now as I had no lunch. The unputdownability of the book ensured that. It is a remarkable and original story, and the picture it presents of an inflation- crippled America on the verge of revolution is all too acceptable. I wish, and so will many novelists, that I, or they, had thought of the idea first. A thrilling novel, crisply written, that fires the imagination as effectively as it stimulates the feelings." -- Anthony Burgess
"Let me begin with a disclaimer: I don't really agree with many of J. Neil Schulman's ideas about society or politics or money. But his first book, Alongside Night, is as enjoyable piece of cautionary fiction as I have read in some years ... Like Ayn Rand and Robert A. Heinlein, Schulman can tell a good story!" -- Sunday Detroit News
"One of the most widely hailed libertarian novels since the classic works of Ayn Rand." -- Reason Magazine
"Probably the best libertarian novel since Atlas Shrugged." -- Science Fiction Review
"This is a radical novel. It pulls no punches, offers no compromises. It effectively presents a social, moral, and political point of view without polemic, without stridency. Without hysteria, it projects a bleak future for us all, but not without hope, for there's a deep affection for humanity despite its foibles underlying every sentence." -- F. Paul Wilson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Alongside Night scored lavish praise for a first novel when it appeared in 1979, winning accolades from luminaries such as the English novelist many consider the greatest of his generation, and the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. Ten years later the Libertarian Futurist Society voted the book into the Prometheus Hall of Fame as a novel embodying the spirit of liberty, alongside Orwell's 1984, Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
The last time this novel saw print was in 1987. Finally -- from the vaults -- come the last remaining copies of the autographed first edition of J. Neil Schulman's classic novel of the last and first days of America; available once again. And perhaps this time its prophetic clarion call will be heard ... while there's still a chance.
Numbered and signed biographical sheet tipped in. Limited to 500 numbered, autographed copies of the Crown Publishers first edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
One of the smartest, best reading pieces of literature in its genre. Well written critique of the state and exposition of agorism. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Doug Stafford
As others have noted, the book is a cautionary and dystopian tale of a United States that is in the throes of hyper-inflation and excessive government. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter Venetoklis
Economics matters more than politics, in the end. Fascinating speculative fiction about inflation run wild, with a fun portrayal of an agorist community.Published 6 months ago by SW
The premise is believable (especially in today's economy and the state of our monetary system). The U.S. Read morePublished 6 months ago by William
Over the past few years, I have become a fan of fiction written from a libertarian perspective. I recently saw the author of Alongside Night interviewed about the soon to be... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andy Wallace