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The Venus Belt Smith, L Neil The Venus Belt North American Confederacy No 2 New York Del Rey Ballantine, 1980.In this direct sequel to The Probability Broach, L Neil Smith once again creates a libertarian alternative universe in which the libertarian good guys do battle with the evil Hamiltonians, who, having been thwarted in their efforts to take over the earth, have kidnapped 150,000 women and moved into space for their own nefarious purposes The politics are, pardon me, just silly on both sides But Smith, L Neil The Venus Belt North American Confederacy No 2 New York Del Rey Ballantine, 1980.In this direct sequel to The Probability Broach, L Neil Smith once again creates a libertarian alternative universe in which the libertarian good guys do battle with the evil Hamiltonians, who, having been thwarted in their efforts to take over the earth, have kidnapped 150,000 women and moved into space for their own nefarious purposes The politics are, pardon me, just silly on both sides But for 1980, there are some intriguing techy ideas Take the conceit in the title we need the resources on an inhospitable planet like Venus, so why not blow it up and create a new asteroid belt whose materials will beavailable I also like the smart suits that will keep you alive even if they have to eat some of your less necessary parts and eventually some of your necessary ones to get the chemicals they need to do it Heinlein is the literary model here, and he should have sued Smith for universe infringement, if there is such a thing More than a , women have been kidnapped without a trace or any ransom demand in the normal world run by the Federalists and the bureaucracy But that is not the only problem, because the freedom loving population in the alternate reality of the North American Confederacy are facing their own crisesPeople are disappearing across the Probability Broach, including Win Bear s closest friend, Featherstone Haugh who heads the Confederacy , and even Win s wife and assistantIll and deadly winds are blowing and threatening to destroy the Probability Broach as we know it Win Bear, keeping one step ahead of lethal assassins and fighting incredible odds, must solve multiple apparantly disparate cases that all seem to lead to the end of freedom I actually enjoyed itthan I thought I would Kind of reminds me of reading old 1950 s Sci Fi Great in its chivalry fun in its banter think Heinlein Pretty clean I don t recall much if any swearing or sex The political overlay was a little much in the beginning and felt a little preachy, but it thinned out and wasn t an issue for very long. Second book set in the same future world, after The Probability Broach I m not sure whether the author MEANT for me to laugh as much as I did, but a lot of it is just plain silly It s also not all that interesting I only read it because someone traded it to me even if you re in the mood for a mindless SF book, you can find better entertainment than this one I never went back read the first one, not interested at all Second book set in the same future world, after The Probability Broach I m not sure whether the author MEANT for me to laugh as much as I did, but a lot of it is just plain silly It s also not all that interesting I only read it because someone traded it to me even if you re in the mood for a mindless SF book, you can find better entertainment than this one I never went back read the first one, not interested at all Another sequel to The Probability Broach with protagonists Win Bear Lucy Libertarian fantasy science fiction Parallel histories, one of which evolved from different post 1776 events into utopian libertarian society Now, people are disappearing from all over, and Win Bear and Lucy are investigating possible Hamiltonian involvement Thought provoking entertaining Another sequel to The Probability Broach with protagonists Win Bear Lucy Libertarian fantasy science fiction Parallel histories, one of which evolved from different post 1776 events into utopian libertarian society Now, people are disappearing from all over, and Win Bear and Lucy are investigating possible Hamiltonian involvement Thought provoking entertaining Not as good as I expected The title refers to an event mentioned only in the last few pages and not really part of the story at all An ad hoc collection of events poorly strung together I give it 4 stars instead of 1 or 2 only because of its treatment of a free society. These books are fun to read I like the characters The plot moves at a good clip. Poor sequel to the probability broach Skip this and read the original.


About the Author: L. Neil Smith

L Neil Smith is a Libertarian science fiction author and gun rights activist.Smith was born in Denver, Colorado His father was an Air Force officer, and his childhood was spent in various places including Waco, McQueenie, and La Porte, Texas Salina, Kansas Sacramento, California and Gifford, Illinois all before he completed 5th grade and then St John s, Newfoundland and Ft Walton Beach, Florida where he graduated from high school He was editor of LEVER ACTION BBS now defunct , founder and International Coordinator of the Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus, Secretary and Legislative Director of the Weld County Fish Wildlife Association and an NRA Life Member.


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