Liberty is a recurring theme in science fiction. Here's a volume of explorations of this theme, combining landmark stories from science fiction's golden age with new stories by some of today's top writers, including Hugo winner and Grand Master Jack Williamson; Michael Resnick, winner of four Hugos and a Nebula, and author of the international bestseller, Santiago; Michael A. Stackpole, author of eight New York Times best sellers; best-selling novelist Jane Lindskold, New York Times best-selling author James P. Hogan, Robert J. Sawyer, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year; and more. This stellar crew considers how a government-free society could operate, how a low-tech society might throw off the influence of more "advanced" intruders, how the right to own weapons is fundamental to freedom, and much more. In the future, liberty may be even more threatened than in our present-and this volume suggests very unusual ways of defending and advancing it. . . .
About the Authors
Martin Harry Greenberg has edited more than 1,000 anthologies of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and other genres, and has become renowned for his ingenuity in developing books written around a theme, and his ability to fill them with stories of high quality. Booklist has written, "Greenberg's choices are impeccable," and Library Journal has praised his volumes for "Sheer enjoyability . . . provokes everything from meditation to laughter."
Mark Tier is a former Australian who lives in Hong Kong because "paying taxes is against my religion." He was one of the co-founders of the Australian equivalent of the Libertarian Party. His book Understanding Inflation was a runaway best seller. His second book, How to Get a Second Passport was also an international bestseller. He is the former Hong Kong correspondent for the New York Journal of Commerce. His articles have appeared in Time, Liberty, Reason, and elsewhere.