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Riassunto: The federal government is shut down from lack of money in the budget. Foreigners are buying up everything in America while Europeans, now united, gloat over the fall of a once great nation. Homeless people and youth gangs roam the streets of New York. Money is worthless, markets collapse, and businesses fail. Smugglers use the latest computer encryption technology to operate bold enterprises that the government is powerless to stop, even with totalitarian control of news and private communication. A private mercenary army protecting a vast black-market empire, headed by a former Green Beret and his ex-CIA sidekick, battles an FBI run by a ruthless Director who's blackmailing the president with an old scandal and putting radicals in a secret prison, in a desperate bid maintain power.
And caught in the middle of it all are the brilliant 17-year-old son of a missing Nobel-prizewinning economist, his best friend from prep school whose uncle was once a guerrilla fighter, and the beautiful but mysterious 17-year-old girl he meets in a secret underground ... a girl who carries a pistol with a silencer.
The setting could be the day after tomorrow, based on headlines drawn from our daily news. But the novel was written two decades ago by a 23-year-old college drop-out who crafted his particular brand of prophecy from combining the techniques of science fiction with projections based on an obscure economic theory.
Building on the prophetic novels of Orwell, Rand, and Heinlein, J. Neil Schulman created in Alongside Night the first of a new generation of libertarian novels, telling the story of the final two weeks of the world's last superpower through the perceptive eyes of a young man caught up in the maelstrom of the final American revolution.
Prometheus Award Hall of Fame Winner!
Dall'editore: Alongside Night scored lavish praise for a first novel when it appeared in 1979, winning accolades from luminaries such as the English novelist many consider the greatest of his generation, and the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. Ten years later the Libertarian Futurist Society voted the book into the Prometheus Hall of Fame as a novel embodying the spirit of liberty, alongside Orwell's 1984, Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
The last time this novel saw print was in 1987. Finally -- from the vaults -- come the last remaining copies of the autographed first edition of J. Neil Schulman's classic novel of the last and first days of America; available once again. And perhaps this time its prophetic clarion call will be heard ... while there's still a chance.
Numbered and signed biographical sheet tipped in. Limited to 500 numbered, autographed copies of the Crown Publishers first edition.
Titolo: Alongside Night
Casa editrice: Random House
Data di pubblicazione: 1988
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers, 1979. Condizione libro: Fair. 1st. N/A. Instructor's Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP84601003
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2650142453
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers, 1979. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2404201
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2680510101
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G0517539233I3N01
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0517539233I5N00
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Codice libro della libreria G0517539233I5N01
Descrizione libro Crown Publishers. Condizione libro: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Owner's name on end page. Codice libro della libreria L06A-00116
Descrizione libro Random House, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining and/or the book may show heavier signs of wear . It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. All orders are shipped the same or the next day. Codice libro della libreria mon0001386878
Descrizione libro Random House, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, missing picture cover with minimum amount of wear. Same day shipping. Thank you. Codice libro della libreria mon0000060236