Books by L. Neil Smith

THE AMERICAN ZONE by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"For fans only."
Lamely comic sequel to Probability Broach (not reviewed) has hard-drinking, big-eating, pistol-packing, Colorado good-ol'-boy p.i. Read full book review >
FORGE OF THE ELDERS by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Smith's ideas are amusing if unsubtle—with spaceships called McCain, Hatch, Dole, etc., he wears his ideology on his sleeve—though fans should find diversion here."
In an alternate world where Marxism triumphed, astronauts from the American Soviet Socialist Republic and their Russian colleagues explore space and encounter dinosaurs, giant capitalist cockroaches, robots, nautiloids, talking dogs, etc. Seems that the brilliant but mysteriously dim-witted Elders blazed a trail in probing probability worlds and multiple realities. Read full book review >
BRETTA MARTYN by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Noteworthy for its increasingly batty attempts to transplant old-time windjammer swashbuckling into space, and a political subtext that drones in the background like a half-heard but annoying chuckle."
More space-pirate folderol, following Henry Martyn (1989). Read full book review >
PALLAS by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"This is just the beginning of a plot that takes in family entanglements, revolutions, alien objects, immortality treatments, etc. Reasonably diverting, if you can tolerate Smith's unsubtle ideological slant, and fluffed up with references to Star Wars, Star Trek, and other cultural icons."
Something like a playful, knowing, Heinlein-ish Little House in the asteroid belt. Read full book review >