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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
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 3 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 4 months ago by Steven White
The premise is believable (especially in today's economy and the state of our monetary system). The U.S. Read morePublished 5 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 11 months ago by Andy Wallace
It's probably the best novel I ever read, but I recommend another edition if you want to read an ebook (called Movie Edition here on amazon). Read it.Published 13 months ago by matimatik