I know some of the people reading this have read Atlas Shrugged; even fewer have read Anthem (and fewer still are actually fans of Ms. Rand, but I
digress), but this is something I never realized about the two books:
I don't know how many of you realize that Atlas Shrugged, Ayn
Rand's science fiction classic, is actually only book 1 of a trilogy?
Hardly anybody knows this, because she never got around to writing the
missing middle volume. She wrote book 1 in the series. She wrote book 3 in
the series, but didn't explicitly label it a sequel to Atlas
Shrugged, she and her agent marketed it as a stand-alone volume. She
never got around to writing the middle volume that bridges the two. It's
probably because she found it too depressing, the way that Heinlein never
got around to writing The Stone Pillow, the missing volume in the
Future History series that comes between “All You Zombies” and “If This
The Infamous Brad—Atlas
Shrugged 2: Shrug Harder
Interesting. And it makes sense (then again, so does
this, but again, I'm digressing).
it were true
Atlas Shrugged 2: Shrug Harder really existed …
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