Peter Nicholls, “The Science in Science-Fiction” was the topic of an earlier blog post. Also, the Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books (since the year 1900) was the topic of an earlier blog post. The science in science-fiction discussed in this post is “Economics”. The Modern Library’s books listing includes: John Maynard Keynes, “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money”, 1936 a famous economics book. However, a more famous economics book is Adam Smith, “The Wealth of Nations”, 1776 the topic of this blog (book-cover shown above). Economics, psychology, and anthropology are “soft” sciences; versus, the “hard” sciences of astronomy, chemistry, physics, and engineering. In reading a science-fiction novel that is “soft” economics Sci Fi, these basic economics texts are bound to be referenced. Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes are among the most famous economist in history.