Do you like to discuss the books you read with other bibliophiles? Are you a libertarian fan of speculative fiction? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you’re in the right place.
The Lightmonthly Read is the book club of Prometheus Unbound. The name is a geeky play on words, riffing off of the monthly book club concept and the distance that light travels in vacuum in a month. It’s a reading and discussion group, not a book-of-the-month publisher and sales club.
Each month we read and discuss at least one book — usually a work of science fiction or fantasy, but we’re open to other genres.
Participation is free and open to all. See below for information on how to participate. Participants are responsible for acquiring their own copies of each month’s selected book.
Our primary read is Darkship Thieves by Sarah Hoyt, which won the Prometheus Award for Best Libertarian Novel in 2011.
The Libertarian Futurist Society said of Darkship Thieves: “[It] features an exciting, coming-of-age saga in which a heroic woman fights for her freedom and identity against a tyrannical Earth. Hoyt’s novel depicts a plausible anarchist society among the asteroids.”
If we have time, we may also read its sequel, Darkship Renegades, which was a finalist in 2013.
And of Darkship Renegades: “[It] is an enjoyable sequel to the fascinating story begun with Darkship Thieves, involving a virtually government-free society, Eden, hidden among the asteroids from tyrannical Earth. When an unexpected problem erupts in the small community on Eden, a heroic foursome flees coercive forces on Eden to seek data on Earth that can reduce the power wielded by the cabal running Eden. Well-drawn, interesting characters and lots of clever plotting keep the reader turning pages.”
Next Month’s Read
Yet to be determined. Give us your suggestions!
How You Can Participate
- Join our GoodReads Group: Libertarian Fiction Book Club.
- Join our Google+ Community and post in the Lightmonthly Read category.
- Come to our weekly Google+ Hangouts (group video chats), currently every Sunday at 4pm EST. Circle Geoffrey and/or join our G+ community to be notified of the Hangouts.
- Submit a review after and become a contributing author on Prometheus Unbound.