The hero was a private detective living in a world that had abolished all states before he was involuntarily thrust thousands of years forward in time by the criminal he was chasing. So he wants to catch that criminal to get revenge, he wants to find out who marooned the girl, and he wants to find out why most of the human race disappeared. At the end he accomplishes the first two goals and enables the race to have a chance to survive, but the disappearance remains a mystery.
The story is libertarian in that the presumption of the hero and other independent low-techies is that government is uncivilized. But the civilized anarchic society he came from and which presumably will be revived is not described in any detail.
Year Read: 2001
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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