"ANARQUÍA is the most gonzo
Alternate History idea I've ever heard."
"ANARQUÍA is incredible and wonderful.,"
— Ray Bradbury.
was a finalist for the Libertarian
Prometheus Award in the category BEST NOVEL of 2004.
Cover Art by 11 time Hugo Award Winning Artist KELLY FREAS
An Alternate History of the Spanish Civil War
Brad Linaweaver and J. Kent Hastings
From 1936 to 1939, in the war torn world of the Spanish Civil War, proponents of every major intellectual, economic, political, and philosophical movement of the 20th Century came together for what most believed was to be an epic battle for the future of mankind. Artists, literary émigrés, reporters, philosophers, literary giants, and political activists all poured into Spain to be where the action was!
Everyone knew the world was about to change, they just didn't know how much!
NOW, in Brad Linaweaver's and Kent Hastings' epic: ANARQUÍA: An Alternate History of the Spanish Civil War, a new vision of the Spanish Civil War has been brought to life. Two revolutionaries who, in our universe would become twin stars of the firmaments of Hollywood and Cape Kennedy become instead, in the universe of Anarquía, the twin fulcrums on which pivot the hopes of the future. Hedy Lamarr and Wernher von Braun join Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, John Dos Passos, Ayn Rand, G. K. Chesterton, and a host of others who populate Linaweaver's and Hastings' universe in the alternate history Spanish Civil War universe of ANARQUÍA.
Fascists, Communists, Monarchists, Conservatives, Reactionaries, Libertarians, Anarcho-Syndicalists, Agorists, Anarchists, and more jostle each other in the revolutionary ferment of the time. And, out of this vibrant cacophony of political, philosophical, and military zeal comes a new story of a determined band whose amazing technological breakthroughs and daring feats turn the tides of revolution in dramatic and unexpected ways.
ANARQUÍA is a novel of scientific, political, and
personal passion, Libertarian
freedom, and a daring attempt to rid the world of the threats of the scourges of Fascism,
Communism, and a looming World War. As an intrepid band of Libertarian
Anarchists battle Hitler, Stalin and Franco across the deadly landscape of
the Spanish Civil War they receive spectacular and unexpected help—the
intervention of Wernher von Braun and Hedy Lamarr give the plot of
ANARQUÍA more twists, turns, and action than one of von Braun's guided
rockets or Hedy's explosive personality!
Alternate history as you've never experienced it! Harry Turtledove says "ANARQUÍA is the most gonzo Alternate History idea I have ever heard.."
"ANARQUÍA is incredible and wonderful.," says Ray Bradbury.
Cover art has been commissioned from Kelly Freas, an award winning giant in the field of science fiction illustration, Frank Kelly Freas, most recently Kelly Freas was Artist Guest of Honor at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention TORCON3.
Brad Linaweaver co-author of ANARQUÍA is also the author of the Libertarian novel Moon of Ice and winner of the 1989 Prometheus Award from the Libertarian Futurist Society and in 1997 he was co-editor, with Edward E. Kramer , of the world's first Libertarian Science Fiction Short Story Anthology, Free Space. Ronald Reagan praised Brad Linaweaver's understanding of and dedication to the cause of human liberty.
J. Kent Hastings wrote "The Information Underground
Railroad" which appeared in The Agorist Quarterly #1, articles for New
Libertarian Magazine, a regular column on the subjects of spread-spectrum
radio, encryption, and untraceable digital cash, called "Techtics," for
Tactics of the Movement of the Libertarian Left, the novelette "Revolution
Is My Hobby" [as yet unpublished], and the short story "The Blue Light,"
about solar system colonists escaping from a global dungeon state on
Earth, for the Prometheus newsletterThis is J. Kent Hastings first novel.