Libertarian Fiction

Here’s a (slightly comprehensive) list of the best libertarian fiction.  Below you will find libertarian, agorist, anarcho-capitalist, and objectivist novels, short stories, children’s books, and graphic novels.

We’ve selected these specific libertarian stories because they are explicitly libertarian, meaning they explicitly identify and promote or defend at least one major tenant of political libertarianism (free markets, private property, individual rights etc.).

While many fictional works can read as implicitly libertarian (for instance, any anti-authoritarian narrative such as, say, The Hunger Games) we chose to be a little more selective in what we include here, in the hope that these works will be both more interesting and more instructive for those learning about, or already fans of, political libertarianism.

This list of pro-freedom stories is organized by type (novel, short story, graphic novel, YA, children’s), genre (like libertarian science fiction, based on popularity), and then alphabetical by author.  Use the table of contents to find what interests you the most!

Table of Contents

Libertarian Novels

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  1. The Preferred Observer by Matthew Alexander
  2. Withur We by Matthew Alexander (Read AFL’s “Withur We” review)
  3. Harvest of Stars by Poul Anderson
  4. Orbit Unlimited by Poul Anderson
  5. New America by Poul Anderson
  6. Prador Moon: A Novel of the Polity by Neal Asher
  7. Gridlinked (Agent Cormac Book 1) by Neal Asher
  8. Welcome to Free America by David Barker (cheaper eBook version here)
  9. The Aetherverse by Eugene Bryan and Joseph D’Urso
  10. Net Assets by Carl Bussjaeger (Read “Net Assets” for free)
  11. Bargaining Position by Carl Bussjaeger (Read “Bargaining Position” for free)
  12. The Light of Day by James Byrd
  13. Family Law by Mackey Chandler
  14. Looking Backward: 2162-2012 A View from a Future Libertarian Republic by Beth Cody
  15. The Powers of the Earth (Aristillus Book 1) by Travis J. I. Corcoran
  16. Causes of Separation (Aristillus Book 2) by Travis J. I. Corcoran
  17. Equal by W.J. Costello
  18. First Contract by Greg Costikyan
  19. A Vision of Liberty by Jim Davies (Read “A Vision of Liberty” for free)
  20. The Good Walk Alone by Wolf DeVoon
  21. Mars Shall Thunder by Wolf DeVoon
  22. Drone Pilot 2061 by Thomas Diogenes
  23. Rapid Transit: A Novel of Teleportation and Entrepreneurship by James Rolph Edwards
  24. Stewards of the Flame by Sylvia Engdahl
  25. Fallen Angels by Michael Flynn, Larry Niven, and Jerry Pournelle
  26. Band of Visionaries by Steven Franssen
  27. Harald by David D. Friedman
  28. Salamander by David D. Friedman
  29. Torchship by Karl K. Gallagher
  30. Revenge of the Rare Birds by Joshua Garmond
  31. Freestate California by Wayne C. Grantham
  32. Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind
  33. Gaiastan by Troy Grice (Read “Gaiastan” for free here)
  34. Goldstein by Troy Grice
  35. Recognition (Liberty First) by Dan Hargrove and Marc Moore
  36. The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
  37. Time Will Run Back by Harry Hazlitt
  38. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  39. The Mirror Maze by James P. Hogan
  40. Darkship Thieves: Darkship 1 by Sarah A. Hoyt
  41. Darkship Renegades: Darkship 2 by Sarah A. Hoyt
  42. A Few Good Men: Darkship 3 by Sarah A. Hoyt
  43. Through Fire: Darkship 4 by Sarah A. Hoyt
  44. Floating Worlds by Cecilia Hollands
  45. The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan
  46. Red Queen: The Substrate Wars 1 by Jeb Kinnison
  47. Nemo’s World: The Substrate Wars 2 by Jeb Kinnison
  48. Shrivers: The Substrate Wars 3 by Jeb Kinnison
  49. The Unincorporated Man by Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin
  50. Kings of the High Frontier by Victor Koman
  51. The Syndic by C. M. Kornbluth
  52. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
  53. The Price of Freedom by J.L. Leclerc
  54. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
  55. The Spear of the Hunt by Tom Liberman
  56. Moon of Ice by Brad Linaweaver
  57. Infinity Hold Trilogy by Barry B. Longyear
  58. The Corporation Wars Trilogy by Ken MacLeod
  59. The Star Fraction by Ken MaCleod
  60. The Last Trumpet Project by Kevin MacArdry (Read “The Last Trumpet Project” for free)
  61. A Perfect America by Peter Meredith
  62. Minerva by Bob Murphy (Read “Minerva” for free: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
  63. Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  64. Which Art in Hope: Spooner Federation 1 by Francis W. Porretto
  65. Freedom’s Scion: Spooner Federation 2 by Francis W. Porretto
  66. Freedom’s Fury: Spooner Federation 3 by Francis W. Porretto
  67. Anthem by Ayn Rand (Graphic novel versions: here and here)
  68. Live Free or Die by John Ringo
  69. And Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russel (Read “And Then There Were None” for free with alternate version here)
  70. The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell (Read “The Great Explosion” for free)
  71. Alongside Night by J. Neil Schulman (Read “Alongside Night” for free)
  72. Escape From Heaven by J. Neil Schulman
  73. The Fractal Man by J. Neil Schulman
  74. The Rainbow Cadenza by J. Neil Schulman
  75. Vampire Nation by Thomas M. Sipos
  76. Blade of p’Na by L. Neil Smith
  77. Forge of the Elders by L. Neil Smith
  78. Ceres by L. Neil Smith
  79. Hope by L. Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman
  80. Pallas by L. Neil Smith
  81. The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith (Graphic novel version: here)
  82. The American Zone by L. Neil Smith
  83. Tom Paine Maru by L. Neil Smith
  84. The Venus Belt by L. Neil Smith
  85. The Untethered by S.W. Southwick
  86. Fe Fi FOE Comes by William C. Staples
  87. The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
  88. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  89. Eden Against the Colossus by G. Stolyarov II (Read “Eden Against the Colossus” for free)
  90. The Miskatonic Manuscript by Vin Suprynowicz
  91. The Hostile Takeover Trilogy by S. Andrew Swann
  92. The Great Destroyer by Jack Thorlin
  93. Zero Point (The Union Chronicles Book 1) by Abraham Thornton
  94. Emphyrio by Jack Vance
  95. Vestiges of Freedom by William Venator
  96. The Peace War by Vernor Vinge
  97. Marooned in Realtime (Peace War) by Vernor Vinge
  98. The Empire of Isher: The Weapon Makers / The Weapon Shops of Isher by A.E. Van Vogt
  99. Freehold (The Freehold Series) by Michael Z. Wiliamson (Read “Freehold” for free)
  100. The Complete Lanague (The Lanague Federation Series) by F. Paul Wilson
  101. Freedom Engineering by Ben Woods (Read “Freedom Engineering” for free)
  102. The Golden Age Trilogy by John C. Wright
  103. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (Read “We” for free)

Mystery and Thriller

  1. Cra$hmaker: A Federal Affaire: A Novel by Alvaro Almeida and Victor Sperandeo
  2. #agora by Anonymous/”Danny”/Max Musterman (Read “#agora” for free)
  3. Crown of Creation by Robert Arias
  4. The Enemies Trilogy by Matthew Bracken
  5. State of Terror by John Brown
  6. The Overton Window by Glenn Beck
  7. Hunter: A Thriller by Robert Bidinotto
  8. Castigo Cay by Matthew Bracken
  9. Speculator: High Ground 1 by Doug Casey and John F. Hunt
  10. Drug Lord: High Ground 2 by Doug Casey and John F. Hunt
  11. Crashed: The Death of the Dollar by William Cooper
  12. Dear Madman by John Cooley
  13. Inherit the Sea (Danglers: Book 1) by Studio Dongo
  14. The City that Traveled the World (Danglers: Book 2) by Studio Dongo
  15. Rounding the Horn (Danglers: Book 3) by Studio Dongo
  16. Homecoming (Danglers: Book 4) by Studio Dongo
  17. Lando Cruz and the Coup Conspiracy by George Donnelly
  18. Old Nick’s Guide to Happiness: A Philosophical Novel by Nicholas Dykes
  19. Escaping America by Warren Fahy
  20. Blueseed Prodigy by Frederick Ford
  21. Liberty Gulch by A.G. Fredericks
  22. Liberty Rekindled by A.G. Fredericks
  23. The Troy Standard by A.G. Fredericks
  24. Indivisible: With Justice for Some Vol. 1 by Troy Grice (Read “Indivisible: With Justice for Some” for free)
  25. Indivisible: Come and Take It Vol. 2 by Troy Grice (Read “Indivisible: Come and Take It” for free)
  26. Oathkeeper by Troy Grice (Read “Oathkeeper” for free)
  27. Pendulum of Justice (Hank Ragnar series book 1) by D.K. Halling
  28. Trails of Injustice (Hank Ragnar series book 2) by D.K. Halling
  29. Thieves Emporium by Max Hernandez
  30. Higher Cause by John F. Hunt
  31. Free Dakota by William Irwin
  32. The Few Who Count by Aya Katz
  33. Atlantis: A Novel about Economic Government by Robert Klassen
  34. The Chimera Collusion by D.J. Knedgen
  35. The Frankenstein Candidate by Vinay Kolhatkar
  36. Noble Vision by Gen LaGreca (Read AFL’s “Noble Vision” review)
  37. Resurrection Blues by Josh Langston
  38. The Last Bartender by Anthony F. Lewis
  39. The Third Revolution by Anthony F. Lewis
  40. Middle America by Anthony F. Lewis
  41. An Act of Self-Defense by Erne Lewis
  42. A Most Sacred Right by Robert Lukens (Read “A Most Sacred Right” for free)
  43. The Place to Stand by Robert Lukens (Read “The Place to Stand” for free)
  44. The Secret American Revolution by Robert Lukens (Read “The Secret American Revolution” for free)
  45. One Nation Under Blood by Tarrin P. Lupo
  46. The Justice Cooperative by Joe Martino
  47. The Dragonslayers, Volume 1: The Righteous and the Lawless by Matthew Maynard
  48. The Dragonslayers, Volume 2: The Hand of Justice by Matthew Maynard
  49. Publicani by Zak Maymin
  50. Justice, Inc. by J.P. Medved
  51. Chaos and Kingdom by J.S.B. Morse
  52. Gods of Ruin by J.S.B. Morse
  53. The Declaration by Evan F. Nappen
  54. Essential Liberty by Rob Olive (Read AFL’s “Essential Liberty” review)
  55. The Island by J.L. Pattison
  56. Nine-Tenths by Meira Pentermann
  57. Island by Thomas Perry
  58. White Continent: A Novel of War in Antarctica by David Poyer
  59. Universal Coverage by Daniel Putkowski
  60. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  61. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  62. Ideal by Ayn Rand
  63. The Night of January 16th by Ayn Rand
  64. Patriots of Treason (Series) by David Thomas Roberts
  65. The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protection by Russell Roberts
  66. The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance by Russell Roberts
  67. The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity by Russell Roberts
  68. The Iron Web by Larken Rose
  69. A Lodging of Wayfaring Men by Paul Rosenberg (Read “A Lodging of Wayfaring Men” for free)
  70. The Breaking Dawn by Paul Rosenberg
  71. Return Engagements by Paul Rosenberg
  72. Unintended Consequences by John Ross
  73. Molon Labe! by Kenneth W. Royce
  74. Liberty Street by James Rushing
  75. Fiat by Jeffrey Schlaman
  76. Subprime Factor by Jeffrey Schlaman
  77. People’s Republic by Kurt Schlichter
  78. Everyone’s Island by Kris Schnee
  79. Sharper Security by Thomas Sewell
  80. Flashback by Dan Simmons
  81. The Mitzvah by L. Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman
  82. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  83. On the Steppes of Central Asia by Matt Stone/Richard D. Fuerle (Read On the Steppes of Central Asia for free)
  84. The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Resistance by Vin Suprynowicz
  85. The Planner (W series book 1) by Alexandra Swann
  86. The Chosen (W series book 2) by Alexandra Swann
  87. Patriots Versus Bureaucrats by Thomas Temple
  88. Trust Your Enemies by Mark Tier
  89. Knights of the Revolution by Jack Thorlin (Read the first few chapters on AFL free!)
  90. War of Knights Series by Jack Thorlin
  91. Centrifugal Force by Vaughn L. Treude
  92. The Last of the Freemen by Carl Trotz
  93. High Desert Barbecue by J.D. Tuccille (Read AFL’s “High Desert Barbecue” review)
  94. The Libertarian by Jaroslav Tucek
  95. Dominatus: Liberty. Freedom. Family. by D.W. Ulsterman
  96. Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises by Max Velocity
  97. Patriot Rising: The Unbroken by Max Velocity
  98. Wither This Land by William Venator
  99. The Bull by Matthew Weber

Historical Fiction

  1. Halestorm: A Novel of the American Revolution by Becky Akers
  2. Abducting Arnold: A Novel of the American Revolution by Becky Akers
  3. The Sparrowhawk Series by Ed Cline
  4. Genesis (Idolatry: Book 1) by Quent Cordair
  5. A New Eden (Idolatry: Book 2) by Quent Cordair
  6. The Way the Wind Blew by Walter Donway
  7. The Golden Pinnacle by Robert Gore
  8. The Break by Sean Gabb
  9. The Churchill Memorandum by Sean Gabb
  10. The Driver by Garet Garrett (Read “The Driver” for free)
  11. Theodosia and the Pirates: The Battle Against Britain by Aya Katz
  12. Theodosia and the Pirates: The War Against Spain by Aya Katz
  13. A Dream of Daring by Gen LaGreca
  14. Pirates of Savannah: The Birth of Freedom in the Low Country by Tarrin P. Lupo
  15. Anarquia by Brad Linaweaver and J. Kent Hastings
  16. We the Living by Ayn Rand
  17. Pictures of a Socialistic Future by Eugen Richter
  18. Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
  19. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Satire

  1. Trulbert! by Mitch Berg
  2. Liberty Awash by J.W. Bruns and Ryan Incandenza
  3. Assume the Physician by John F. Hunt
  4. Full Asylum by Michael Isenberg
  5. Atlas Snubbed by Ken V. Krawchuk
  6. Snowflake Buddies by Lewis Liberman
  7. Olsen’s Nation by Randy Quarles
  8. A Canadian Christmas Carol by Justin Robinson
  9. The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
  10. Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
  11. Hardyville Tales: When “Don’t Tread On Me” meets “For Your Own Good” by Claire Wolfe
  12. Good Intentions by Bob Zeidman

Libertarian Short Stories and Short Story Collections

  1. Imagining Liberty: Volume 1 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Matthew Alexander, J.P. Medved, and Geoffrey Allan Plauché (Read “Imagining Liberty” for free)
  2. Visit Port Watson! by Anonymous (Read “Visit Port Watson!” for free)
  3. A Capitalist Christmas Carol (Short Story) by Donald Burleson
  4. The Anarchy Belt (Short Story Collection) by Carl Bussjaeger (Read “The Anarchy Belt” for free)
  5. Survival of Freedom (Short Story Collection) Edited by John Carr and Jerry Pournelle
  6. The Children’s Story (Short Story) by James Clavell (Read “The Children’s Story” for free)
  7. Lunch Break (Short Story Collection) by Quent Cordair
  8. The Match (Short Story) by Quent Cordair
  9. Mujahid (Screenplay) by Quent Cordair
  10. The Executive Branch (Short Story) by Wolf Devoon
  11. House of Refuge (Short Story) by Michael DiBaggio (Read for free here)
  12. Salamander Six (Short Story) by Michael DiBaggio
  13. Lawful Interception (Short Story) by Cory Doctorow (Read “Lawful Interception” for free)
  14. Defiant, She Advanced: Legends of Future Resistance (Short Story Collection) Edited by George Donnelly (Read “Defiant, She Advanced” for free)
  15. Valiant, He Endured: 17 Sci-Fi Myths of Insolent Grit (Short Story Collection) Edited by George Donnelly
  16. Nothing But a Gun (Short Story) by Walter Donway
  17. Tower of Horses (Short Story) by Leslie Fish
  18. Anarchy Rising: The Clarion Call Volume 1 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett
  19. Echoes of Liberty: The Clarion Call Volume 2 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett and Genesis Mickel
  20. Unbound: The Clarion Call Volume 3 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett and Genesis Mickel
  21. Fairy Tale Riot: The Clarion Call Volume 4 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett
  22. Libertarian Home Writing Competition (Online Short Story Collection) Edited by Simon Gibbs
  23. Visions of Liberty (Short Story Collection) Edited by Martin Greenberg
  24. Give Me Liberty (Short Story Collection) Edited by Martin Greenberg
  25. Freedom! (Short Story Collection) Edited by Martin Greenberg
  26. Freedom’s Light (Short Story Collection) Edited by Kia Heavey
  27. Swarm of Flies (Short Story) by Max Hernandez (Read Swarm of Flies for free)
  28. Live Free or Die (Short Story) by Dave Ives
  29. A New Utopia (Short Story) by Jerome K. Jerome (Read A New Utopia for free)
  30. The Conscience of Abe’s Turn Episodes 1-4 (Short Story Collection) by J. Timothy King
  31. Free Space (Short Story Collection) Edited by Edward E. Kramer and Brad Linaweaver 
  32. Spark: Careen’s Prequel to the Resistance Series (Young Adult Short Story) by Tracy Lawson
  33. The Prisoner’s Hat (Short Story) by Tarrin P. Lupo
  34. Granite Republic (Novella) by J.P. Medved
  35. The Gun Grabbers (Short Story) by J.P. Medved (Read for “The Gun Grabbers” for free)
  36. The Contractors (Short Story) by J.P. Medved (Read “The Contractors” for free)
  37. Under the Heel of the Aether Imperium (Novella) by J.P. Medved
  38. Saving Kennedy (Short Story Collection) by J.L. Pattison
  39. Gaoler (Short Story) by Francis W. Porretto (Read “Gaoler” for free)
  40. The Last Ambassadors (Short Story) by Francis W. Porretto (Read “The Last Ambassadors” for free)
  41. Villeins (Short Story) by Francis W. Porretto (Read “Villeins” for free)
  42. The Early Ayn Rand (Short Story Collection) by Ayn Rand
  43. Adventures in Human Space: The Belt and Beyond (Short Story Collection) by Sandy Sandfort
  44. Nasty, Brutish and Short Stories (Short Story Collection) by J. Neil Schulman
  45. Hitchhiking Killer for Hire (Short Story) by Thomas Sewell
  46. The Great Simoleon Caper (Short Story) by Neal Stephenson (Read “The Great Simoleon Caper” for free)
  47. Prometheus Unbound (Short Story) by Mark Sulkowski (Read “Prometheus Unbound” for free)
  48. Renegade (Short Story) by Mark Tier
  49. The Ungoverned (Short Story) by Vernor Vinge (Read “The Ungoverned” for free and read AFL’s “The Ungoverned” review)
  50. Lipidleggin’ (Short Story) by F. Paul Wilson (Read “Lippidleggin'” for free)
  51. The Dinner Roll Parable (Short Story) by Richard Gleaves (Read “The Dinner Roll Parable” for free)

Libertarian Graphic Novels

  1. A Drug War Carol by Susan W. Wells and Scott Bieser
  2. Escape from Terra Volume 1 by Sandy Sandfort, Scott Bieser and Lee Oaks (Read “Escape From Terra” for free)
  3. Escape from Terra Volume 2 by Sandy Sandfort, Scott Bieser and Lee Oaks
  4. Escape from Terra Volume 3 by Sandy Sandfort, Scott Bieser and Lee Oaks 
  5. The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel by Scott Bieser and L. Neil Smith
  6. Roswell, Texas by L Neil Smith, Rex F. May, Scott Bieser and Jen Zach
  7. Quantum Vibe (Ongoing) by Scott Bieser (Read “Quantum Vibe” for free)
  8. Female Force: Ayn Rand by John Blundell and Todd Tennant
  9. The Infidel #1 by Bosch Fawstin
  10. Table for One by Bosch Fawstin
  11. Batman: Anarky by Alan Grant
  12. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  13. Silver Circle (Incomplete) by Jackie Musto
  14. Ayn Rand’s Anthem: The Graphic Novel by Ayn Rand, Charles Santino and Joe Staton
  15. Anthem: The Graphic Novel by Ayn Rand, Jennifer Grossman, and Daniel Parsons
  16. Voluntaryist: Humanity’s Last Stand Against Government (Ongoing) by Jaime Sherman (Free issue here) (Full issue list here)
  17. Alongside Night: The Graphic Novel by J. Neil Schulman and Lee Oaks
  18. TimePeeper by L. Neil Smith and Sherard Jackson

Libertarian Young Adult Novels

  1. Survivor Max: Too Smart to Die by Davi Barker
  2. Survivor Max II: School Bites by Davi Barker
  3. In the Shadow of Ares: Amber’s Mars 1 by Carl C. Carlsson and Thomas L. James
  4. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  5. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  6. Stealing Liberty by Jennifer Froelich
  7. Save the Enemy by Arin Greenwood
  8. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
  9. Counteract: The Resistance Series 1 by Tracy Lawson
  10. Resist: The Resistance Series 2 by Tracy Lawson
  11. Ignite: The Resistance Series 3 by Tracy Lawson
  12. Revolt: The Resistance Series 4 by Tracy Lawson
  13. The Walton Street Tycoons by Jim Lesczynski
  14. Pirates of Savannah Series: Young Adult Version by Tarrin P. Lupo
  15. The Children’s War by Harding McFadden
  16. The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. Nelson
  17. The Hidden Truth by Hans Schantz
  18. A Rambling Wreck by Hans Schantz
  19. The Brave and the Bold by Hans Schantz
  20. Queen and Commander: Hive Queen Saga 1 by Janine A. Southard
  21. Hive and Heist: Hive Queen Saga 2 by Janine A. Southard
  22. Reign and Revolution: Hive Queen Saga 3 by Janine A. Southard
  23. The Pirate of Panther Bay Series by SR Staley
  24. RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone by Claire Wolf and Aaron Zelman

Libertarian Children’s Books

  1. Trouble in Ippy-Tippy Town by Katie Berdan and Monica Bruenjes
  2. Nobody Knows How to Make a Pizza by Julie Borowski and Tetiana Kopytova
  3. The Tuttle Twins and the Golden Rule by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  4. The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  5. The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  6. The Tuttle Twins and the Search for Atlas by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  7. The Tuttle Twins and the Fate of the Future by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  8. The Tuttle Twins and the Road to Surfdom by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  9. The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  10. The Tuttle Twins and their Spectacular Show Business by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  11. The Tuttle Twins and the Food Truck Fiasco by Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield
  12. Founders’ Fables by Laurie Cockerell and Travis Dougherty
  13. Melontown Gets a New Mayor by Sarah Durand
  14. The Colossal Club by Nya and Fay
  15. The Collective Coffin by Nya and Fay
  16. A Muddy Mess by Nya and Fay
  17. A Hazardous Holiday by Nya and Fay
  18. Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Toys by Dori Goikhman
  19. The Happy Porcupine by Dori Goikhman
  20. A is A: An ABC for Little Objectivists by Chelsey Groton
  21. Ella’s Sand Castle: All Her Own! by Chelsey Groton
  22. Freedom Bee by Nicole Haas
  23. Starboortz Fish by Barbara Hughes
  24. The Legend of Anarcho Claus by Samuel Edward Konkin III and Victor Koman
  25. The Secret Under the Staircase: An Economic Adventure Series for Kids by I.M. Lerner and Catherine L. Osornio
  26. Libertania: The Liberation of Conformia by Brian Lobb and Chet Taylor
  27. The Scary Story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Box of Free Money by Martin McCannell
  28. Cannon the Brown Bear by Kyle McGrath and Michaela McGrath
  29. The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill and Ronni Solbert
  30. The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
  31. Gino Badino by Diana Engel Morrow
  32. Foundering Fathers: What Jefferson, Franklin, and Abigail Adams Saw in Modern D.C.! by Edward P. Moser and Andy C. Ellis
  33. Animal Colony: A Cautionary Tale for Today by Thomas Allen Rexroth and Mark Andrew Olsen
  34. Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
  35. Patriot and Friends: Fair and Square by Michelle A. Peacock and Christy Beckwith
  36. The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey (illustrated version here) by Ken Schoolland (Read “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible” for free)
  37. With My Rifle by My Side: A Second Amendment Lesson by Kimberly Jo Simac
  38. An Island Called Liberty by Joseph Specht
  39. Araboolies of Liberty Street by Sam Swope
  40. The Fisherman’s Catch by Thomas Wright and Heather Dixon

Other notable lists of liberty-themed fiction:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140101154346/http://www.nuketown.com/features/libertariansf

http://lfs.org/awards.shtml

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-capitalism#Fiction

https://io9.gizmodo.com/10-greatest-libertarian-science-fiction-stories-5254742

21 Responses

  1. James R. Edwards says:

    Great list! I am going to order several of these books. And I appreciate whoever thought highly enough of my novel, Rapid Transit, to put it on this list. Since it is a new novel (out 2010) I hope that libertarian readers will go to lulu.com (the publisher) or any of the online book seller sites and post reviews. I badly need them. Also, email me your comments.

    • Aducknamedjoe says:

      Hi James,

      Thanks for stopping by. I haven’t yet read Rapid Transit (this list is meant to be comprehensive, rather than pieces we at AGL have personally experienced) but I’m looking to order it and when I put a review up for it on this site I’ll make sure to cross-post to Lulu.

  2. At soverindi.com you will find information about two, soon to be three, libertarian oriented novels. One is “The Place to Stand.” The other is “A Most Sacred Right.” You can read a portion of each online to see if they appeal to you. Soverindi is a word coined in the first book. It is composed of the first two syllables of each of the words “sovereign” and “individual.”

  3. Sean Gabb says:

    Many thanks for including my Churchill Memorandum in your list. I’ve added a link to this site on my own site. By the way, you might care to look at the historical novels of my friend Richard Blake. These have been translated in Spanish, Italian, Slovak, Chinese, Hungarian and Greek, and are explicitly libertarian.

  4. A good list, and thanks for putting my Alongside Night on it.

    A few additional recommendations:

    Novels:

    Moon of Ice by Brad Linaweaver
    Anarquia by Brad Linaweaver and J. Kent Hastings
    The Rainbow Cadenza by me
    Escape from Heaven by me

    Short Stories and Short Story Collections
    Free Space, edited by Brad Linaweaver and Ed Kramer
    Nasty, Brutish, and Short Stories by me

    All of the above can be found on Amazon.com

    “The Laughskeller” by me
    on the web at http://jneilschulman.rationalreview.com/2009/11/and-now-for-something-completely-different-the-laughskeller/

  5. To the children’s list, you might want to add: “The Girl Who Owned a City,” by O.T. Nelson; “Rebelfire: Out of the Gray Zone,” by Claire Wolfe, and “Lawn Boy,” by Gary Paulsen. All of Paulsen’s books have individualist themes. You have to catch the kids early!

  6. Whoops! You already have “The Girl Who Owned a City” listed. That’ll teach me to read more carefully! Take a look at the other suggestions, too, though.

  7. Matt says:

    A great book I read recently from an Agorist/Crypto-Anarchist perspective is A Lodging of Wayfaring Men by Paul A. Rosenberg.

    • Aducknamedjoe says:

      Matt,

      I mentioned “Lodging” in a post on free libertarian novels, but forgot to add it to this list. Will do so shortly, thanks!

  8. Troy says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting my books alongside all these excellent, liberty-oriented works. I’m very flattered.

    If I may… I actually have a third libertarian-themed novella out called Gaiastan which is a Messianic tale set in a future ‘green’ totalitarianism.

    Thanks again!

  9. Cody Segraves says:

    I’d definitely say the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins should be suggested libertarian fiction. It’s well written, engaging, and hard to put down, making it perfect for young libertarians and adults alike.

    And A Song of Ice and Fire… Martin is not a libertarian, and the novels are not overtly libertarian, but there are themes found within the novels that are arguably of a rather libertarian nature. The entire concept of the wildlings/ free folk and the economic Freeholds across the Narrow Sea are examples of such.

    • Aducknamedjoe says:

      Cody,

      Those are both great series with libertarian themes. Another similar one is Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkein even wrote to his son that he considered himself an anarchist), but this list is focused on explicit libertarian fiction (where the authors specifically meant for libertarian themes to be found/portrayed) so I don’t think fiction which is only incidentally libertarian is a good fit here.

      Thanks again for the suggestions however!

  10. Perhaps consider changing the style of these lists so as not to include numbers. I initially assumed it was some form of ranking. Bullets or an unstyled list might be better suited for this purpose.

  11. Dabooda says:

    Looking Backward: 2162-2012 A View from a Future Libertarian Republic, by Beth Cody.

    The title says it all. Check out the reviews on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Backward-2162-2012-Libertarian-Republic-ebook/dp/B007ITA0C4/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407269394&sr=1-1&keywords=looking+backward%2C+beth

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