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Atlas Rebooted

From Locus:

"Today the estate of Ayn Rand announced that they had authorized science fiction writers Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow to write an official sequel to Rand's bestselling novel Atlas Shrugged.  Rand estate spokesman Perry Leikoff confirmed the news:  "What better science fiction writers to chose than two collaborators who were also past winners of the Prometheus Award given out by the Libertarian Futurist Society?"  The sequel, Atlas Rebound, features the teenage children of the founders of Galt's Gulch rebelling against their elders and traveling out into a world devastated by John Galt's strike, where they develop their own political philosophy, called Rejectivism, with which to rebuild. "

Read the rest of the article and other timely news here:

http://www.locusmag.com/2010/April1st_AtlasSequel.html

Also, a fascinating brief BBC news item from 1957 — no embedding unfortunately, but you can watch here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXmaS1ZzpA8
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