Democracy Society has been included in the Amazon.com “Listmania!” list of novels by authors inspired by Ayn Rand:
In certain ways, the novel is consistent with Objectivist ideas. For example, the “good” characters follow reason and the “bad” characters follow mysticism.
In other ways, the novel is opposite. The “good” characters have enlightened self interest inclusive of profit motivation. The ones who have businesses believe in making profits by satisfying customer demand, unlike the hero of Rand’s Fountainhead who refused to do what customers wanted:)
And, the most important difference? Rand believed it was possible to convince all humans to use their brains and abandon mysticism/socialism. In the world of Democracy Society, it is clear that most people cannot be educated and therefore should be banned from voting.
Author John Christmas with science fiction fans at Worldcon 2012 (“Chicon”). Democracy Society 2 is underway. Progress was good over the summer, but completion is probably a year away.
Alexander Butziger has long distinguished himself as a purveyor of “reason” over “mysticism” as a way of interpreting events, as demonstrated by his blogs “Reason and Liberty Central” and “Bermuda Triangle Central.”
He has already written three full-length novels and a short story where his hero, Kevin Traynor, uses reason to fight the forces of mysticism. The novels are “Torch in the Night,” “Phantom Train,” and “Mysterious Boat.” The short story, included with “Mysterious Boat,” is “The Secret of the Lost Tribe.”
We have heard that Alexander is working on the next Kevin Traynor novel, “Mystic Triangle,” which will be the Magnum Opus of the series. We are excited to read it as soon as it is published!
Prometheus Magazine, published by the Libertarian Futurist Society, has republished the review of Democracy Society. The review was written by John Enright and was originally published by The Atlasphere.
Research is underway for Democracy Society 2! I have a lot of fresh ideas, so I am starting a second book. For Democracy Society, I visited the former residence of George Washington in Virginia. This time, for Democracy Society 2, I visited the former residence of Benjamin Franklin in London.
John Enright, a Chicago author, has written a review of Democracy Society. The review has been published by The Atlasphere.
If the link is down, here is a pdf: Democracy Society – The Atlasphere