Thread: Atlas Shrugged
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Old January 6 2013, 04:11 AM   #54
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Atlas Shrugged

Well, in several respects it's a science fiction novel and the naive technological ideas presented in it weren't out of line for sf of the pulp era (the book was published in 1957).

My impression is that sf fandom of the 50s and 60s was one of the early loci of Rand's following, as well as of libertarianism. OTOH when I worked in bookstores in the late 1970s I noticed that Rand's books sold mainly to the same women who bought the month's romance paperbacks a dozen at a time.
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