“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


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A few years ago I launched Prometheus Unbound, a webzine providing news and reviews of speculative fiction from a libertarian perspective, in part to help other libertarians find good stories that reflect their values and in part to promote libertarian fiction.

I want to see more libertarians creating high-quality works of fiction. Prometheus Unbound is still a valuable project with a role to play, but today it is my pleasure to announce a new project aimed at cultivating libertarian authors and improving discoverability of their work: the Libertarian Fiction Authors Association.

The Libertarian Fiction Authors Association began as a simple mastermind and writing group on a Google Groups email list, a place for libertarians (broadly defined) who are aspiring or already published fiction authors (of any genre) to lend each other support and encouragement, share tips, critique each others’ works-in-progress, and more.

That email list still exists and is our main mode of communication with each other, but it quickly became a much more ambitious project.

And so, the association and this website were born.

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