From the same discussion of Libertarian science fiction that led me to the Hostile Takeover trilogy came The Probability Broach. Oh lord, what a preachy mess. L. Neil Smith wants to wants to show us a Libertarian utopia, and to make it extra convincing he's contrasting it with the grim near-future of 1987. You've got to be a pretty good writer to have a major dramatic scene revolve around parlimentary procedures, and I don't think Smith quite has those chops.
FuzzyCo grade: D