Travis J I Corcoran

Travis J I Corcoran is a Catholic anarcho-capitalist software-engineering hobo farmer.

Travis has had non-fiction articles published in several national magazines including Dragon, Make, and Fine Homebuilding. “The Powers of the Earth” is his first novel.

What people are saying

I’m sure this can be justified as your lovely American free speech and not hate speech or malicious communication, and yes, I’m sure Corcoran has a perfect right to say it and all that shit. Guess what? I have a perfect right not to like it, and a right to wish not to be associated with the nutter who spews it.

— Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan, Iron Man Extremis, The Authority

I don’t think what Corcoran wrote should be criminal, but it’s certainly stupid, ill-advised and, frankly, immoral. Corcoran calls himself an anarcho-capitalist. Which is fine I guess. I’ll leave it to anarcho-capitalists to figure out if they want him. But he isn’t remotely libertarian.

— Radley Balko, Huffington Post senior writer, former analyst at Cato Institute

I’m left wondering – how is Travis Corcoran still a free man?

— The Daily Kos

15 Responses to Travis J I Corcoran

  1. Jahn says:

    You must be the guy who runs a business up in MA and had a blog called “Dispatches From TJICistan” (or something similar). There was an absolutely excellent post there about the economics of running a business. IIRC, there was something in there about the owner being paid last, and taking the first pay cut.

    Any chance that could be found? I’d love to link to it.


  2. Fred2 says:

    Just read your tweets about removing rocks from New England soil.

    Once I finished laughing…

    I have no idea where you live in New England, but everything I’ve ever read about farming in New England historically suggests that all those stone walls? Yeah. Virtue of necessity, somewhere to put all the rocks.

    Remember the original settlers spent hundreds of years farming and removing the rocks they found and every spring there were more, and when Ohio and the Midwest opened up, they basically all took off for the better soil. The archives are full of letters home saying basically “Dear Family I left behind, the dirt here is better, sell/leave get your flinty derrieres out here and leave that useless rock farm behind.” Pastoral farming took over except for a few patches/river bottom land for feed.

    That being said the remnants hung on for 150 years until the 1950’s, but the pattern was clear, the old man would die, and the farm would go out of production.

  3. Eric Ferland says:

    Where can one get a hold of said books now that kickstarter is over?
    thank you!

  4. Matthias Miller says:

    Hi there where can i buy the second kindle book in this series, Cause Of Separation. Cannot find it on Amazon

  5. Josh McDonnell says:

    Causes of Separation (Aristillus #2) E book? Just sent be a doc or pdf. Please ?!

  6. 1Stew says:

    There are some ideas you might want to think about for your next book. Is there a way send those to you without posting?

    • Travis J I Corcoran says:

      My initials are “TJIC”. You can reach me at that username at that domain name.

      I am always curious to hear ideas about marketing / publishing / etc., but I am actively NOT looking for plot / characterization / other ideas – I take pride in the fact that my novels are 100% my own creation and don’t want to muddy the waters by having anyone else make suggestions. The worst case would be if someone made a suggestion that I already had in mind, and then got the impression that I owe them a credit!

  7. Gareth says:

    I’ve just finished the audiobook of ‘Powers of the Earth’, what a fantastic book. I have been getting through several audiobooks a week for many years now and many turn out to be just back ground noise. Your book sits amongst the very best.

    I’m hoping the follow up in the series will also be available on audiobook soon?

    Thank you. G

    • Travis J I Corcoran says:

      Thanks Gareth!

      I too hope that the 2nd book is made into an audiobook. The publisher has the rights to do so.

      Two things will influence them:

      (1) Sales of the first audiobook
      (2) fan mail

      Feel free to recommend the audiobook to friends, and/or to contact the publisher!

  8. Steve says:

    This is literally one of the best books I’ve listened to In a long while. I cannot wait for book 2. If possible I think a prequel would be cool. I love how it seems to have such parallels with today’s society if it continues with the extremes that we are seeing.

    • Travis J I Corcoran says:

      Thanks, Steve! Really appreciate hearing it!

      Book 2 is available now in ebook and trade and the audiobook is scheduled for release in November.

      I have written two prequel short stories (limited release so far), and intend to write more. At some point the prequels will be bundled together into a collection.

      • Steve says:

        Oh man that’s awesome news, glad I stumbled upon this when I did then haha since the audio book isn’t that far off. I wish I actually had time to read a paper copy of a book :(. Keep up the great work man and thanks for replying

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