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Praise for J. Neil Schulman's Alongside Night


“I really think this book is excellent!”
--Alex Jones
The Alex Jones Show
July 28, 2014


“J. Neil Schulman’s Alongside Night is a brilliant exposition of solid economic theory and riveting story telling. Very quickly he captures the reader’s imagination as he takes them through a tour of future economic collapse. As a Professor of Economics, I am impressed by Neil’s cogent and thorough understanding of both the nature of freedom and its economic implications. I was completely transfixed on an action filled story of trust in human relationships during this dire economic implosion. From the very first page, you cannot put the book down until the last page. Neil demonstrates even in a time of economic darkness, there is hope as liberty will arise from the ashes of collectivist disaster. I highly recommend Alongside Night. This is destined to be a true masterpiece!”
--Dr. Thomas C. Rustici,
Professor of Economics,
George Mason University


Alongside Night is one of my favorite novels.”
--Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business
Loyola University New Orleans

New! Paul Rosenberg on Alongside Night
(MP3 audio, 42 seconds)

Speaking to Steven Michaels of in Steven's weekly telephone conference call, guest Paul Rosenberg of and author of A Lodging of Wayfaring Men spoke about Alongside Night and the upcoming movie.

Tom Woods endorses Alongside Night Movie Project!
"Books Are Good, But People Watch Movies"

“The libertarian world has been doing a good job writing and publishing in economics, history, and philosophy. But to reach a wider audience, we need to go where the people are. For one thing, people read much more fiction than nonfiction. J. Neil Schulman’s Alongside Night is an excellent example of the possibilities for libertarian fiction. And now there’s a move to get his book adapted into a motion picture. Fiction writing and the movies are two areas where we are getting killed. We’re not even putting up a fight. A project like this can change that.

Alongside Night, with major endorsements from Ron Paul and Milton Friedman, its libertarian awards and rave reviews, and the intention of Free to Choose media to use the film in its teaching modules distributed to high schools, is an extremely rare opportunity to make inroads into the mass entertainment media. It would be great to see people of means get behind this important project."
--Tom Woods, November 20, 2010

Glenn Beck talks about Alongside Night
on The Glenn Beck Show!

“The [novel] was written in 1979. Alongside ... Morning? Something like that. It reads exactly like my show. It does! You know what the story is? A guy who is an economic expert has been saying "The economy is collapsing! The economy is collapsing and the government is going to seize control!" Everything is out of control. He lives in New York City. His son is called from school. He's told that your father has died; you've got to go home right away. He takes out these blue notes because hyperinflation has come -- his father was right -- hyperinflation has come. He's bartering with the cab driver to be able to get home. He's bargaining with him -- "How many blue notes do you have?" -- because money is over. He gets to the apartment and Dad is standing there: "Listen. Go get the gold. We gotta get out." "But, Dad, they told me you were dead." "We've got to get out; it was a ruse to give us time to get out." The son goes and gets the hold that he had hidden in New York, puts it in a belt, starts to come back ... and Dad and the family now are gone. Been picked up by the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice has built concentration camps! It's an interesting read! I don't remember who wrote it. It doesn't take you long to read it. I read it in a day. I don't think it's a big book. I read it on Kindle. But it's good. I don't agree with everything in it. But it's a good read and written in 1979! Phenomenal! Phenomenal!"
--Glenn Beck, Glenn Beck Show, June 2, 2010

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“J. Neil Schulman’s Alongside Night may be even more relevant today than it was in 1979. Hopefully, the special thirtieth anniversary edition of this landmark work of libertarian science fiction will inspire a new generation of readers to learn more about the ideas of liberty and become active in the freedom movement.”
--Dr. Ron Paul

"An absorbing novel--science fiction, yet also a cautionary tale with a disturbing resemblance to past history and future possibilities."
-- Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate in Economics

"I received Alongside Night at noon today. It is now eight in the evening and I just finished it. I think I am entitled to some dinner now as I had no lunch. The unputdownability of the book ensured that. It is a remarkable and original story, and the picture it presents of an inflation- crippled America on the verge of revolution is all too acceptable. I wish, and so will many novelists, that I, or they, had thought of the idea first. A thrilling novel, crisply written, that fires the imagination as effectively as it stimulates the feelings."
--Anthony Burgess

"Alongside Night is terribly accurate. Whenever the American crack-up boom happens, few libertarians would disagree with his outline of the scenarios. But Neil went one step farther than most of the libertarians of the time. He integrated the new science of countereconomics and the economic philosophy of Agorism, which I had only begun to develop in 1974.... When? You decide, dear reader; but you are now well armed to see the signs and know what actions to take. Thanks to Ludwig von Mises, a small band of rational revolutionary students, and J. Neil Schulman, artist."
--Samuel Edward Konkin III

"One of the most widely hailed libertarian novels since the classic works of Ayn Rand."
--Reason Magazine

"High Drama ... A story of high adventure, close escapes, mistaken identities, and thrilling rescues. ... A fast-moving tale of a future which is uncomfortably close at hand."
-- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"The narrative is fast-paced, the plot well-developed... [T]he book reads extremely well and its intellectual thrust is clear and is not belabored. I was too engrossed in the novel to read it critically."
-- Thomas S. Szasz, MD

"Those who don't remember the future described in great science fiction are condemned to live the bad parts. Alongside Night was a warning when it first came out. Now it is contemporary reality and prophecy with a vengeance. America needs this novel more than ever."
-- Brad Linaweaver
Prometheus Award winning author

"Probably the best libertarian novel since Atlas Shrugged."
-- Science Fiction Review

"Let me begin with a disclaimer: I don't really agree with many of J. Neil Schulman's ideas about society or politics or money. But his first book, Alongside Night, is as enjoyable piece of cautionary fiction as I have read in some years ... Like Ayn Rand and Robert A. Heinlein, Schulman can tell a good story!"
-- Sunday Detroit News

"An unabashedly polemical, libertarian novel which packages its message in a fast, effectively told action adventure."
-- Publishers Weekly

"The idea originated from Schulman's 'Alongside Night' ..."
-- Anonymous Administrator, "Silk Road" Underground Website

"I wanted to let you know that I read Alongside Night while in jail for Civil Disobedience in Keene, New Hampshire. It was a wonderful book, and made more so by my surroundings while reading it."
-- Rich Paul

"If Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged was the elementary school of a very effective education in freedom, then J. Neil Schulman's Alongside Night has to be the post-graduate studies course."
-- Dan Steward, With Liberty

"This is a radical novel. It pulls no punches, offers no compromises. It effectively presents a social, moral, and political point of view without polemic, without stridency. Without hysteria, it projects a bleak future for us all, but not without hope, for there's a deep affection for humanity despite its foibles underlying every sentence."
-- F. Paul Wilson

"I found it a sprightly, enjoyable read that will help to educate the public on some fundamental economic issues."
-- Michael Medved

"Here is a frightening and all too plausible picture of the near future. America is already a long way down the road that leads to it. Yet there is also a hopefulness in the story, for the author develops a philosophy, in considerable practical detail, that we could begin living by today, if we will choose to be free."
-- Poul Anderson

"Anyone interested in freedom will find this more than readable."
-- Jerry Pournelle

"A great book!"
--Shelly Roche

"Not only a first-rate suspense thriller, but also a brilliant exposition of libertarian ideas. I read it with great enjoyment and heartily recommend it."
-- Robert Anton Wilson

"As the seventies ended ... the time seemed ripe for a great libertarian novel to appear, and so it did. The novel was Alongside Night..."
--Liberty Magazine