December 10, 2023

Liberty’s Daughter

by Naomi Kritzer

Recommended by Cory Doctorow, who writes:

There's so much sf about "competent men" running their families with entrepreneurial zeal, clarity of vision and a firm confident hand. But there's precious little fiction about how much being raised by a Heinlein dad would suuuck.

Beck Garrison is fifteen. She’s grown up on a Libertarian Seastead: no taxes, no police, no schools. She finds stuff for people to pick up spending money, which is an ideal setup for an opportunity to find what everything really means. This is a fixup of a series of short stories, and a lot of fun.