Scifi books that depict extreme libertarian, minarchist, or anarchist societies?

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fistful:
Quote from: MechAg94 on August 06, 2007, 04:29:43 AM

Job:  A Comedy of Justice comes to mind, but not if you are an easily offended Christian.


WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?!!   

 

lee n. field:
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You might try some Ursula LeGuinn. She did one (can't remember the name) about a planet which was a creative anarchy.


The Dispossessed, subtitled "an ambiguous utopia".  From what I recall reading of it (lo these many decades ago) Annares seemed like a pretty dreary place to be. 

Ken McLeod's Cassini Division features (on this side of the magic hole to elsewhere) a socialist anarchy.  I think this is what-cha-call "post scarcity anarchism", with, in this case, magic nano-tech providing an unending cornucopia of stuff.  On the far side of the magic hole to elsewhere is an accidental colony of anarchocapitalists.  The Stone Canal tells the other half of that story.

McLeod has kind of an interesting take on politics.  The categories he works with aren't American.  I think he might have been a Trotskyite at one point.

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Job:  A Comedy of Justice comes to mind,

I don't recall anything overtly anarchist|libertarian in that book, unless Texas (aka Hell) counts.

Sergeant Bob:
Quote from: lee n. field on August 06, 2007, 10:21:10 AM

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You might try some Ursula LeGuinn. She did one (can't remember the name) about a planet which was a creative anarchy.


The Dispossessed, subtitled "an ambiguous utopia".  From what I recall reading of it (lo these many decades ago) Annares seemed like a pretty dreary place to be. 



Been a long time since I read it but, now that I think of it, the planet was more akin to "Utopian Communism" than it was to anarchy.

Nitrogen:
Steel Beach, by John Varley.  You don't get to meet 'em until 2/3 into the book, though.
And the book is REALLY odd, but very good.  (The main character gets a sex change 1/3 into the book.)

This book also has a great description of a nanny state vs. a libertarian society, and the eventual collapse of the nanny state.

Antibubba:
Warp Angel, by Stuart Hopen.

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