“History, Aristotle says, represents things only as they are, while fiction represents them as they might be and ought to be.”
— Albert J. Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man

Dystopian

Ken Hagdal

Ken Hagdal

Ken Hagdal was trained as a control engineer, worked as a programmer, and moved on to artsy endeavors and non-academic psychology research, with a focus on coercive persuasion and its manifestations in every area of life. He’s very familiar with victims of abuse in all its forms (sexual, emotional, physical), his experience gained from running a support group on late MSN groups, real-life involvement and observation, forum moderation, and long-term immersion in fringe groups.

Ken’s first novel is X-Novo, a hard-hitting dystopian satire on gender issues. Free copies are available for reviewers.

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Richard Walsh

Richard Walsh is a part-time writer and full-time husband, father, and accountant. He lives with his family and a pack of basset hounds in the suburbs of Minneapolis and stays active with local politics, roleplaying games, and light (very light) jogging.

Richard is influenced by a wide variety of genre writers, most notably Cormac McCarthy, P.G. Wodehouse, Robert Heinlein, and Raymond Chandler. His worldview is fundamentally libertarian and subsidiarist, but the themes of his work often extend beyond questions of the individual and the state.

To date, Richard’s most prominent work is the Adventures of Seamus Tripp, which he coauthors with Jon Garett. The Adventures of Seamus Tripp is a book series suitable for readers of all ages. It combines humor, action, and adventure in a format that is exciting, literary, and good fun. Get a taste of the series for free with The Adventure of Seamus Tripp and the North Star Witch.

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Troy J. Grice

Troy has been a student of economics and a passionate libertarian since his twenties. A fan of dystopian novels and science fiction, he describes his own writing as “anti-propaganda” and “counter-myth.” He enjoys giving the finger to the corrupt establishment and the barely-lucid masses who enable them.

For Troy, no institution is beyond reproach.

His novels include:

Gaiastan: A messianic tale of transformation and redemption set in a radical environmentalist tyranny.

Goldstein: An exile from the last free colony ventures into corpo-fascist Amerika.

Indivisible: The lives of a psychotic sheriff, a vain diplomat, a tormented soldier, and a desperate father converge amidst civil war in contemporary America.

Troy is also finishing up Oathkeeper, about a reluctant mountain sheriff resisting an unaccountable DEA, and a sequel to Indivisible.

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5 More Perfect Days by Mark Tullius (Dystopian)

Yesterday was the day the Internet fought back against NSA surveillance.

We took part by adding an interactive banner to LibertarianFictionAuthors.com.

Charter member Mark Tullius also decided to give away his new novella 5 More Perfect Days, companion to his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days. Like its predecessor, the novella is a series of linked short stories.

Mark is giving away one story from the book each week via Smashwords until March 11th, when he’ll put the whole novella up for sale.

The first, “29-US89N4X,” was made available yesterday. Follow Mark’s blog to get updates when he releases the others.

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W.J. Costello

W.J. Costello is the author of Equal, a dystopian science-fiction novel in the mold of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, and Ayn Rand’s Anthem.

His eclectic career has included working as a nationally syndicated political cartoonist, an internationally syndicated columnist, and a radio talk-show host. His free time is spent reading, traveling, and working out.

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Tarrin Lupo

Tarrin is a modern day renaissance man who seems to have already lived three lifetimes. He is best known as an author, but he is also recognized as a national liberty activist. Tarrin has self-published over 20 stories, five of which have made it to the Top 100 on Amazon. One of his novels was the #1 highest-rated historical fiction eBook on Amazon for more than five months straight. As an independent author, he competes with very well-established authors and the powerhouses of the publishing world and is still beating many of them in eBook sales. Tarrin has spent almost no money on marketing but instead leverages social networking to compete.

Background

Tarrin grew up in Springfield, Virginia and started winning awards in elementary and high school with his writings. Tarrin spent most of his youth playing and coaching rugby while becoming the youngest head coach in the country for the women’s club at Radford University. Over the last 20 years, he has played for many teams and coached high school, college, and women’s clubs.

He graduated with degrees in biology, chemistry, and jewelry repair and design. Tarrin went on to four more years of chiropractic school, graduating with honors. His postdoctoral training specialized in motion x-ray technology and animal chiropractic.

Dr. Lupo went on to develop one of the largest and most successful practices in West Virginia. Eventually, he grew disenfranchised because of the increasing insurance regulations and government encroachment into healthcare. After selling his practice, he tried some other businesses while starting to write.

Tarrin started an online jewelry business for which he made and sold custom silver pieces with a freedom theme. He used the profits of the sales to finance his first book.

Writing

Tarrin started out writing a joke book about all the silly pranks he pulled on his friends. He followed it with a manual on secret hiding places and a book on agorism. His first fiction work, Pirates of Savannah, broke the rules for self-publishing and climbed its way to the #1 highest-rated historical fiction on Amazon for fall and winter 2011. Tarrin continued by writing a group of Savannah-centered, scary short stories. He has also published a young adult series and even a children’s book. His current dystopian novel One Nation Under Blood is getting fantastic reviews. Even his historical romance novella If It Ain’t Got That Swing is getting attention. Few authors write in so many genres; it seems Tarrin is trying to make his own bookstore. Being such a prolific author is a big accomplishment, since Tarrin battles severe dyslexia every day.

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25 Perfect Days by Mark Tullius

Charter member Mark Tullius is doing two sales on his books. You’ll have to act quickly to take advantage of the first one.

His novel 25 Perfect Days is a dystopian nightmare that warns of what could happen if we don’t change our ways.

It is on sale right now (1/25/14–1/28/14) on Kindle for $0.99. Get it at this bargain price while you can, because the normal price is $5.99.

After the sale on 25 Perfect Days ends, the sale on dystopian novel Brightside begins.

Brightside is a science-fiction thriller about a group of telepaths the government imprisons in a beautiful mountain town.

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Mark Tullius

Mark Tullius is an Ivy League grad and former fighter who is training with and interviewing MMA fighters for his book, documentary, and sociological study, Unlocking the Cage. He has published two dozen short stories and has three novels currently available on Amazon.

Mark’s first novel, Brightside, is a sci-fi thriller about a group of telepaths the government imprisons in a beautiful mountain town.

Mark’s second novel, 25 Perfect Days, is a dystopian nightmare that warns of what could happen if we don’t change our ways.

Try Not to Die is the new interactive series Mark is working on with various authors. These graphic novels are similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure books he loved reading as a child.

In 2014, Mark will release 5 More Perfect Days (a companion novella to 25), Woman With a Gun (a graphic novel), Unlocking the Cage, Try Not to Die in Brightside, and a few other books.

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Chris Baker

Chris Baker was born and raised in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He competed in math competitions and now works in information technology. While he is definitely an “auditory boy,” he has been published in LibertyIdeas on LibertyBaseball America, Moundsville Daily Echo, Columbus Alive, Austin Chronicle, Sports Collectors Digest, and The Other Paper.

His first novel is Escape from the Village, and he is already working on its sequel.

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Mike Donnelly

Growing up in Pennsylvania in the 1980s, I was given the apple-pie routine. America is great. All is well or soon will be. But then I went to high school in inner-city Philadelphia. Everything wasn’t alright.

I’ve been a rebel my whole life. I became a troublemaker when Catholic grade school bored me. I published a broadsheet attack on administrative oppression at my Philadelphia public high school. I left a Chicago loop 67th floor bank job to drive a cab. I left the United States too. When I came back, I was arrested, beaten, and thrown into federal prison by US Marshals for exposing their abuse. Then I fomented an international uproar over airport grope-downs. I was even accused of being a terrorist on network TV.

Rebellion is a worthy vocation. I bring you my unique brand of rebellion now through dystopian science fiction novels and novellas. Experience some today at GeorgeDonnelly.com.

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