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!

And if you’re looking for just the free stuff, we’ve also curated a list of the top free libertarian novels you can check out.

Table of Contents

Libertarian Novels

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

Libertarian 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
  100. Liberty and the Thin Blue Line by Derek Williams

Libertarian 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

Libertarian 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. Disarming by Andrew Cleary
  8. Lunch Break (Short Story Collection) by Quent Cordair
  9. The Match (Short Story) by Quent Cordair
  10. Mujahid (Screenplay) by Quent Cordair
  11. The Executive Branch (Short Story) by Wolf Devoon
  12. House of Refuge (Short Story) by Michael DiBaggio (Read “House of Refuge” for free)
  13. Salamander Six (Short Story) by Michael DiBaggio (Read “Salamander Six” for free)
  14. Lawful Interception (Short Story) by Cory Doctorow (Read “Lawful Interception” for free)
  15. Defiant, She Advanced: Legends of Future Resistance (Short Story Collection) Edited by George Donnelly (Read “Defiant, She Advanced” for free)
  16. Valiant, He Endured: 17 Sci-Fi Myths of Insolent Grit (Short Story Collection) Edited by George Donnelly
  17. Nothing But a Gun (Short Story) by Walter Donway
  18. Tower of Horses (Short Story) by Leslie Fish
  19. Anarchy Rising: The Clarion Call Volume 1 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett
  20. Echoes of Liberty: The Clarion Call Volume 2 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett and Genesis Mickel
  21. Unbound: The Clarion Call Volume 3 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett and Genesis Mickel
  22. Fairy Tale Riot: The Clarion Call Volume 4 (Short Story Collection) Edited by Jon Garett
  23. Libertarian Home Writing Competition (Online Short Story Collection) Edited by Simon Gibbs
  24. Visions of Liberty (Short Story Collection) Edited by Martin Greenberg
  25. Give Me Liberty (Short Story Collection) Edited by Martin Greenberg
  26. Freedom! (Short Story Collection) Edited by Martin Greenberg
  27. Freedom’s Light (Short Story Collection) Edited by Kia Heavey
  28. Swarm of Flies (Short Story) by Max Hernandez (Read “Swarm of Flies” for free)
  29. Live Free or Die (Short Story) by Dave Ives
  30. A New Utopia (Short Story) by Jerome K. Jerome (Read “A New Utopia” for free)
  31. The Conscience of Abe’s Turn Episodes 1-4 (Short Story Collection) by J. Timothy King
  32. Free Space (Short Story Collection) Edited by Edward E. Kramer and Brad Linaweaver 
  33. Spark: Careen’s Prequel to the Resistance Series (Young Adult Short Story) by Tracy Lawson (Read “Spark” for free)
  34. The Prisoner’s Hat (Short Story) by Tarrin P. Lupo
  35. Granite Republic (Novella) by J.P. Medved
  36. The Gun Grabbers (Short Story) by J.P. Medved (Read for “The Gun Grabbers” for free)
  37. The Contractors (Short Story) by J.P. Medved (Read “The Contractors” for free)
  38. Under the Heel of the Aether Imperium (Novella) by J.P. Medved
  39. Saving Kennedy (Short Story Collection) by J.L. Pattison
  40. Gaoler (Short Story) by Francis W. Porretto (Read “Gaoler” for free)
  41. The Last Ambassadors (Short Story) by Francis W. Porretto (Read “The Last Ambassadors” for free)
  42. Villeins (Short Story) by Francis W. Porretto (Read “Villeins” for free)
  43. The Early Ayn Rand (Short Story Collection) by Ayn Rand
  44. Adventures in Human Space: The Belt and Beyond (Short Story Collection) by Sandy Sandfort
  45. Nasty, Brutish and Short Stories (Short Story Collection) by J. Neil Schulman
  46. Hitchhiking Killer for Hire (Short Story) by Thomas Sewell
  47. The Great Simoleon Caper (Short Story) by Neal Stephenson (Read “The Great Simoleon Caper” for free)
  48. Prometheus Unbound (Short Story) by Mark Sulkowski (Read “Prometheus Unbound” for free)
  49. Renegade (Short Story) by Mark Tier
  50. The Ungoverned (Short Story) by Vernor Vinge (Read “The Ungoverned” for free and read AFL’s “The Ungoverned” review)
  51. Lipidleggin’ (Short Story) by F. Paul Wilson (Read “Lippidleggin'” for free)
  52. 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. Urban Yogini: A Superhero Who Can’t Use Violence by Bretigne Shaffer 
  17. Voluntaryist: Humanity’s Last Stand Against Government (Ongoing) by Jaime Sherman (Free issue here) (Full issue list here)
  18. Alongside Night: The Graphic Novel by J. Neil Schulman and Lee Oaks
  19. 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 (Read “Little Brother” for free)
  5. Homeland by Cory Doctorow (Read “Homeland” for free)
  6. Stealing Liberty by Jennifer Froelich
  7. Save the Enemy by Arin Greenwood
  8. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
  9. Annabel Pickering and the Sky Pirates: The Fantastical Contraption by Bretigne Shaffer
  10. Counteract: The Resistance Series 1 by Tracy Lawson
  11. Resist: The Resistance Series 2 by Tracy Lawson
  12. Ignite: The Resistance Series 3 by Tracy Lawson
  13. Revolt: The Resistance Series 4 by Tracy Lawson
  14. The Walton Street Tycoons by Jim Lesczynski
  15. Pirates of Savannah Series: Young Adult Version by Tarrin P. Lupo
  16. The Children’s War by Harding McFadden
  17. The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. Nelson
  18. The Hidden Truth by Hans Schantz
  19. A Rambling Wreck by Hans Schantz
  20. The Brave and the Bold by Hans Schantz
  21. Queen and Commander: Hive Queen Saga 1 by Janine A. Southard
  22. Hive and Heist: Hive Queen Saga 2 by Janine A. Southard
  23. Reign and Revolution: Hive Queen Saga 3 by Janine A. Southard
  24. The Pirate of Panther Bay Series by SR Staley
  25. 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:

33 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 (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 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:


    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

    “The Laughskeller” by me
    on the web at

  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:


      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:


    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:


      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:

  12. Dennis Pratt says:

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  13. Dan Roberts says:

    Good choice in including “The Untethered” by SW Southwick. I just read it.

  14. Dabooda says:

    Check out The War Whisperer by Barry B. Longyear: a 7 volume series. The first four are good stories — in the 5th (The Hook) it becomes explicitly libertarian. A satisfying saga with a happy ending.
    You have a REALLY great list here. One tiny gripe: Neal Asher’s book, Prador Moon, is in no way whatsoever liberty-oriented. Crappy “military sci-fi.”

  15. Steve says:

    Orbit Unlimited, I seriously do not understand why this work is in the list. I am slowly going through the list. Withur We was wonderful, Preferred Observer was already slipping but at least had the ideas of unwavering freedom.
    Orbit Unlimited? The whole story can be summed up as “we need compulsory services, we need tax funded services, oh and people are too selfish so we must push them.” In my view, this is not a description of freedom or free society, this is a clear description of how and why every society eventually becomes despotic or totalitarian by simply living by the rules that this story proposes.
    I will keep on going down the list, but “Orbit Unlimited,” I would not recommend.

  16. David says:

    Perhaps you will enjoy “The Freezer’s Last Move,” short story about some who just wants to be left alone but isn’t. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise.

  17. Steve says:

    The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks really has zero to do with Libertarianism, moreover, and I dont think that I will be spoiling much, the author even states in the story that they are fighting for democracy. Democracy, I do not need to tell you is not Libertarian!!! Why is it on the list?

  18. okstark says: is giving me trouble. Everything is in Asain characters.

  19. Will says:

    Nicholas Dykes, “Old Nick’s Guide to Happiness” is a novel with a great plot and discussion of philosophical ideas of an individualistic nature.

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