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.

Previous Read

Our primary read is Darkship Thieves by Sarah Hoyt, which won the Prometheus Award for Best Libertarian Novel in 2011.

Darkship Thieves by Sarah Hoyt

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.

Darkship Renegades by Sarah Hoyt

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

The Lightmonthly Read is on indefinite hiatus. If and when there is enough demand, we’ll start up again. If you’re interested in participating in the book club, let us know!

How You Can Participate

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