L. Neil Smith
L. Neil Smith (full name Lester Neil Smith III), also known to readers and fans as El Neil, is a Libertarian science fiction author and political activist. He was born on May 12, 1946 in Denver. His works include the trilogy of Lando Calrissian novels: Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (1983), Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon (1983), Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (1983), and the Omnibus edition The Lando Calrissian Adventures. He also wrote the novels Pallas, The Forge of the Elders, and The Probability Broach, each of which won the Libertarian Futurist Society's annual Prometheus Award for best libertarian science fiction novel.
North American Confederacy series:
The Probability Broach (1980, unexpurgated edition 1996, graphic novel 2004)
The Nagasaki Vector (1983)
The American Zone (2001)
The Venus Belt (1980)
Their Majesties' Bucketeers (1981)
Tom Paine Maru (1984)
The Gallatin Divergence (1985)
Brightsuit MacBear (1988) [1st in new series set in NAC universe]
Taflak Lysandra (1989) [2nd in new series set in NAC universe]
Lando Calrissian (Star Wars) series:
Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (1983)
Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon (1983)
Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (1983)
Omnibus edition The Lando Calrissian Adventures (1994)
Forge of the Elders Series:
Contact and Commune (1990)
Converse and Conflict (1990)
Forge of the Elders (2000) [comprising the previous two books plus a previously-unpublished 3rd book]
Ngu Family Saga:
Ceres (2009) (online publication, with its final chapter and epilogue posted in January 2010)
Coordianated Arm series:
The Wardove (1986)
Henry Martyn (1989)
Bretta Martyn (1997) (sequel to Henry Martyn, connects to The Wardove)
Phoebus Krumm (2009) (online comic with art by Scott Bieser, sequal to Bretta Martyn)
The Crystal Empire (1986)
Roswell, Texas (2006) (online comic with art by Scott Bieser)
Timepeeper (2008) (online comic with art by Sherard Jackson)
Lever Action (2001)
With Aaron Zelman
The Mitzvah (1999)
Where to find L. Neil Smith online
Where to buy in print
Berdan Geanar has had a difficult life. Unsure of himself, and apparently hated by the grandfather he has lived with since the death of his parents, he has no idea of what to do with his life. But when his grandfather abandons him, taking all the family money and the special space suit that should rightly be his, Berdan decides to fight and take back what is rightfully his.
Their Majesties' Bucketeers
Captain Agot Edmoot Mav, Extraordinary Inquirer for Their Majesties’ Bucketeers, must find out who has killed a famed, but controversial, scholar. The killing was done in a windowless room which was locked and the murder weapon itself is a mystery. But Agot Edmoot Mav is nothing if not persistent, and as a loyal member of the Bucketeers, will not rest until the truth is revealed.
Ex-U.S. Senator Gibson Altman rules the prison colony where everyone is expected to live by rules that govern every aspect of their lives. Emerson Ngu escapes from Altman's prison colony. Altman is driven by a deep hatred of Emerson and his triumph, and will do anything to get his revenge on him. But in the process will he also destroy his own daughter and even the world of Pallas?
The Crystal Empire
Little is known about the Crystal Empire, which spans most of western America. But it is the most powerful force surviving on Earth and its might is unchallenged
Can Alexander Hope, the accidental President, restore basic values and freedom to the nation? His opponents will stop at nothing to force their own agenda on the nation, including killing the President of the United States.
The Venus Belt
More than 150,000 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 crises.
Tom Paine Maru
Whitey O’Thraight, the Ship’s Armorer on the first interstellar vessel launched by his home planet Vespucci, finds himself stranded on a strange planet with just one other survivor.
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