Koman's Kings Finds Hardcover Publisher
By L. Neil Smith
Exclusive to The Libertarian Enterprise
Kings of the High Frontier, Victor Koman's epic Prometheus
Award-winning action-adventure novel, previously available only on
the internet at J. Neil Schulman's Pulpless.com, is finally coming out
Rejected for nearly a decade by New York publishers on the grounds
of its great length (among other excuses) but more likely because of
its devastating criticisms of the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration in particular, and government in general -- while
calling for a libertarian/anarchist effort to get human beings into
space -- the veteran libertarian science fiction writer's long-
awaited opus will be published in August, in its entirety, by Final
Frontier Books of Virginia.
Rob Prior, noted Star Wars artist, has provided the book's
cover. Gregory Benford will write a foreword or afterword. Ray
Bradbury's endorsement will be prominently displayed on the cover.
There will be, in addition, a 250-copy limited, signed version of the
Asked about his plans for promotion, Koman told The Libertarian
Enterprise, "The intention is to have an autograph party at WorldCon.
News will be up on my website, Triplanetary.com, as soon as I have
transferred it from the soon-to-be-defunct Kaiwan.com to another ISP."
Kings of the High Frontier was reviewed by Claire Wolfe in Issue
#18 (November 15, 1996) of The Libertarian Enterprise. (See
http://www.webleyweb.com/tle/le9611a04.html for the archived review.)
Shortly thereafter, it became the first electronic-only book to win an
important literary award.
Koman is also the author of The Jehovah Contract and Solomon's
Novelist and political essayist L. Neil Smith is the only Libertarian
ever to be called a "thug" within the pages of the Libertarian Party
News. He has also been characterized by one disgruntled reader as
having written the "single most repugnant ... piece of tripe ... ever
seen in an American newspaper." In his spare time, he's the award-
winning author of The
Pallas, Henry Martyn,
and Bretta Martyn
and 15 other novels, as well as publisher of The Libertarian Enterprise
Order his books from Amazon.com at his home site "The Webley Page" at
Laissez Faire Books
at http://www.laissezfaire.com or call toll-free at 1-800-326-0996.