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Fictional heroes and personal transformation

Readers of Ayn Rand’s novels are no strangers to the inspirational power of fictional heroes. But new research suggests the power of these heroes may be more than merely inspirational. They can lead to real-world changes in one’s life.

Rob Roy: The value of honor

Today we’re bombarded with movies depicting comic book heroes and CGI action heroes. How often do we find a movie with a hero so authentic and believable that his character becomes an object of contemplation for its own sake? Ayn Rand thought this was the primary purpose of portraying moral ideals in fiction. And it’s just what we find in Rob Roy.

The Bust of Caesar

Human beings are the most fascinating things in the known universe. Nowhere is their beauty more evident than in the characters portrayed in great novels, movies, paintings, and sculptures. What makes these characters so meaningful? What do they reveal about life — and about ourselves?

We the Living, the film: 70 years later

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the first public exhibition of the great Italian film version of Ayn Rand’s first novel, We the Living. The story of how the movie was originally made, and of the events that followed, are as dramatic and compelling as fiction. Here’s an insider’s account.

Hunter: A Thriller

Robert Bidinotto's new novel has been accumulating rave reviews at Does it live up to expectations for discerning enthusiasts of Ayn Rand's novels, as well? Fortunately, it does.

O. Henry: A birthday tribute

The short stories of O. Henry continue to entertain and delight readers. Of course, he was the master of the twist or surprise ending. But there's much more to O. Henry, which is why his work endures, almost a century and a half after his birth.

Democracy Society

This new dystopian political thriller by freshman novelist John Christmas is fast paced and funny, and explores important social and philosophical problems with the misguided ideal of unlimited democracy.

I Am John Galt: Buy the book!

The new I Am John Galt is a rare and well-written book, shining a spotlight on the many ways in which Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged explains not only today's headlines, but also the people behind those headlines.

Atlas Shrugged and The Compound Effect

Success magazine Publisher Darren Hardy discusses his Ayn Rand roots, his reactions to the Atlas Shrugged movie, the role of "the compound effect" in achieving real success, and what it means to live the good life.

Book recommendation: The Lieutenant

How often do you find literary fiction portraying a principled and intellectually gifted "geek" with respect and even admiration? Kate Grenville's new novel The Lieutenant does just this -- with enjoyable results.