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     Victor Koman on "The Agorist Archives: Preserving the Legacy of SEK3."


Longtime members of the Karl Hess Club remember club co-founder Samuel Edward Konkin III as both a sharp intellectual thinker and a jovial and collegial friend. When he died on February 23, 2004, he left behind a vast amount of letters, papers, notes, calendars, emails, and articles in obscure newsletters, magazines, and Amateur Press Associations (APAs) -- yes, there were publications of even lower circulation than New Libertarian -- and it is only fitting that these documents be preserved, digitized, and made available to the world via the World Wide Web.

In his presentation, Victor Koman, PhD. will explain what treasures he has found so far in his effort to save the Agorist archives of Samuel Edward Konkin III.

Dr. Koman (hey, if Jill Biden can use the honorific, so can he) will describe how he came into possession of the 16 boxes (at least) of papers, computer discs, audio and video cassettes, and Mac PowerBooks. He will lament the loss of an unknown amount of "Konkinia" when Sam failed to pay for a storage locker, losing the contents to posterity. And he will discuss the importance of preserving documents for all libertarian writers and speakers, in light of the recent deaths of such luminaries as J. Neil Schulman, Brad Linaweaver, Butler Shaffer, and just this January, Jeff Riggenbach.

Koman will relate the spectacular success of the GoFundMe campaign. People who never knew of Sam, Agorism, or Counter-Economics have joined decades-long allies of SEK3 to donate amounts ranging from $5 to $7,500(!) toward Dr. Koman's efforts.

Koman will report on his timeline for the project, and the difficulties in transcribing numerous handwritten letters and notes. You can see his initial results at The Agorist Archives.

    About Victor Koman


Victor Koman's novels include The Jehovah Contract and Solomon’s Knife, and Kings of the High Frontier, all of them Prometheus Award winners.

Ray Bradbury said The Jehovah Contract "has a fascinating concept, imaginatively delivered." Koman’s screenplay of the novel has been optioned for film several times.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction called Kings of the High Frontier, "an intriguing, exhilarating, thought-provoking and, yes, sprawling novel that brings back the sense of wonder that drew so many of us into science-fiction in the first place."

Koman’s short stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Galaxy, and the anthologies Weird Menace, The King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem, the second and third Dark Destiny collections, and Free Space.

For over 16 years, Koman worked as a web developer for Boeing Space Systems. He has a B.S. in Information Systems from Redlands University, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a PhD. in Information Technology from Capella University.

He lives in southern California with his wife, Veronica, and their three cats.

His blog and backlist of books are accessible at