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Jennifer Government

Jennifer Government was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award this year. Max Barry tells the amusing story of how he found out.

The novel inspired a free online game, NationStates:

Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals. Create a Utopian paradise for society’s less fortunate or a totalitarian corporate police state. Care for your people or deliberately oppress them. Join the United Nations or remain a rogue state. It’s really up to you.