Monday, August 16, 2010

Wĭthûr Wē

The humble blogger has been away for a while, but the time was not wasted. I recently published my first novel, of science-fiction, and I am giving away a free PDF version at the official website,

The story is, of course, a libertarian one, and here is a summary:

Centuries hence, Man, seemingly alone in the universe, slowly spreads his civilizations across his corner of the galaxy. Tyrants vie for power, and in their fierce grip the colonies of the Milky Way are suffocating.

In this society of many billions, a young marine, a highly trained war hero, returns home from his tour of duty. Physically powerful yet shy, awkward and unable to sway the masses with pretty speeches, Alistair Ashley 3nn makes a decision to strike at the hierarchy the only way he can.

His decision starts him on a grand adventure, and as he is carried along by forces beyond his control, he comes to confront an ancient secret, one which may reveal Humanity’s future.

Some people have had some very nice things to say about it, and it seems to be picking up some steam. I hope the good reader will consider giving it a free test drive. In the meantime, there have been two professional reviews which I link to below.

ForeWord Clarion Review:

Withur We is a magnificent epic in the grand tradition of such works as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series and Frank Herbert’s Dune. Matthew Bruce Alexander, a first-time author, combines the warfare orientation of John Ringo and the lyricism and storytelling ability of Ray Bradbury with philosophical, political, and economical treatises similar to the works of such thinkers as Thomas Paine, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, and Noam Chomsky...

Apex Review:

...Considerably thought-provoking, Withur We is a compelling fantasy tale with a powerful central message: the importance of preserving freedom from the crippling grip of tyranny. In convincing fashion, author Matthew Bruce Alexander highlights the potential perils of a manipulative, controlling central government, while simultaneously inciting readers to remain ever-vigilant against the manifestation of such a grim reality. With strong libertarian overtones, Withur We paints a vivid picture of the ominous future that awaits citizens of any society who fail to guard themselves against the spread of abusive authority. As such, it offers a timely message of the true costs of freedom and liberty. An insightful, eye-opening read.

If you are ever in the mood for some science-fiction/action-adventure with a libertarian bent, I hope you'll give it a try. Rated R for language, sex and ass-kicking.