The Venus Belt (Google eBook)

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Arc Manor LLC, Oct 24, 2009 - Fiction
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More than a 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.
  

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Poor sequel to the probability broach. Skip this and read the original. Read full review

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L. Neil Smith (full name Lester Neil Smith III), also known to readers and fans as El Neil,[citation needed] 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.Published worksNorth 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(1990)Converse and Conflict (1990)Forge of the Elders (2000) [comprising the previous two books plus a previously-unpublished 3rd book]Ngu Family Saga:Pallas (1991)Ceres (2009) (online publication, with its final chapter and epilogue posted in January 2010)Coordianated Arm series:The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)Stand-alone works:The Crystal Empire (1986)Roswell, Texas (2006) (online comic with art by Scott Bieser)Timepeeper (2008) (online comic with art by Sherard Jackson)Non-FictionLever Action (2001)With Aaron ZelmanThe Mitzvah (1999)Hope (2001)

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