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L. Neil Smith's
The Libertarian Enterprise

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Number 513, April 5, 2009
"Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper."

Who's Better?
Who's Better?
by Rex May
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Smith and Bieser do ComicFest Denver!

Rocky Mountain-region comics fans, mark your calendars for April 17-19—Denver is getting a brand new, 3-day comics convention this Spring!

ComicFest is one of three components of a ramped-up StarFest, a science fiction event that has been around since 1998. 2009 will be the first year that the comics industry is to be included in the festivities, and Big Head Press will be there to help inaugurate what is to become the Mountain West's premier annual comics event.

Big Head Press will be bringing writers Mike Baron (Nexus, Badger, The Architect), and L. Neil Smith (The Probability Broach; Roswell, Texas; Timepeeper) and artists Scott Bieser (The Probability Broach; Roswell, Texas; Odysseus The Rebel) and Lee Oaks! (Black Ice, Escape From Terra) to greet fans and autograph books.

ComicFest is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn—DTC, located just off of Interstate 25 on Belleview. For more info go to the ComicFest page on the StarFest website, or call 303-777-6800.

Be there or be ... somewhere else, I guess.


ON A SIMILAR NOTE, Scott and I will be in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 9-11, at the Bally Las Vegas, to attend FreedomFest, which has been described as the world's largest gathering of free minds, the "Trade Show for Liberty", an intellectual feast in a fun town, and "three glorious days of great ideas, great books, and great thinkers." Two of those great minds—Smith and Bieser—will be there selling several of those great books. We'll have more information for you as the date approaches.

Thanks for "listening",

L. Neil Smith
Publisher and Senior Columnist
The Libertarian Enterprise


We have a poll. Or is it a Pole? Let me check... nope, just a couple of Hungarians is all.

Er... where was I? Oh yes, I keep waiting for that Globular Warming, and instead in the last week or so have gotten two wind/rain/snow storms, yes, all three conditions one right after the other. The roof nearly blew off, and I'm freezing. Globular Warming my ass.

The poll:

Do you suspect, however reluctantly, that at least some of the mass-shootings over the past two or three decades were deliberately engineered to achieve a political goal?

Don't know/Have no opinion

We are Reader-Supported you know:


Welcome to Issue Number 513!

(Don't forget L. Neil Smith's novel Ceres is being published on the web, with a new chapter every Monday:

Ken Holder


Time Peeper


Letters to the Editor
from Paul Bonneau, A.X. Perez, Rex May, Don Wilson, Renata Russell, and Alberto Xavier Perez-Ramirez

by L. Neil Smith
Most folks who read my science fiction novels probably notice that, unlike Star Trek, Star Wars, or Babylon 5 (to name three examples), I never write about phenomena like telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance, precognition. There are reasons for this. Chief among them is that psychic doings make bad writing entirely too easy. Paint yourself into a corner, plotwise? Then have your hero teleport out of it.

Invitation to an Open Conspiracy: The Bartleby Project
by John Taylor Gatto
If you read this to the end, you'll discover that I'm inviting you to join a real conspiracy, call it an open conspiracy, with real consequences on millions of real lives. I know that sounds megalomaniacal, but be patient. If we pull this off, a great many will bless us, although the school industry few will curse us. This is about a project to destroy the standardized testing industry, one in which you, personally, will be an independent unit commander. This adventure is called "The Bartleby Project, for reasons you'll learn in just a little while. And keep in mind as you read, this has nothing to do with test reform. It's about test destruction.

More from the Border
by A.X. Perez
Senator Kerry and his buddies were in El Paso for hearings regarding the Drug Wars in Mexico and the danger of their spilling over to the United States.

A Dispatch from the Reality Wars
by Craig Goodrich
Yesterday the President confirmed that the Federal Government has taken over the American auto industry by firing the CEO of General Motors. OK, fine, after more than thirty years of "fleet average efficiency" regulations forcing the industry to build cars that nobody wants to buy, the Government takes over GM because nobody wants to buy their cars. Got it.

Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 18 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
Planning for Your future, serf!

Tom Paine Maru
Tom Paine Maru

(Click to buy at Amazon.com)
Hope cover

(Click to buy at Amazon.com)

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last
of Klepton

Roswell Texas Cover
Roswell, Texas

by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Colored by Jen Zach
Published by Bighead Press, 2008

The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004


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