The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

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A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 1966
ISBN: 9780312861766
0312861761
Branch Call Number: FIC/HEI

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Flatcoatsmith
Feb 27, 2016

my favorite Heinlein novel. i read everything he wrote as i grew up in the sixties and i like his hard sf the best. he was a shrewd human observer at times and knew that historically political control is limited by time and distance - something to think about in our aging world-order.

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LazyNeko
Apr 29, 2012

This is more like a how to start a revolution with two guys, a hot girl, and an omniscient AI computer named Mike than a good story. Because of Mike, there wasn't any feeling of real tension risk. Plus, the weird Luna dialect the narrator had, which for some reason had a lot of Russian sprinkled all through it, made it hard to read.

unbalancedbutfair Apr 11, 2012

One of the best science fiction books I've read. Very very well done. Easily one of Heinlein's best works.

It is a little difficult to start as he invents an odd dialect of English for the main characters but it doesn't take long to adjust.

The book itself is an interesting mix of both the theoretical and the "practical" aspects of revolution and the ending is superb. Highly recommend for anyone who is interested in politics. Well worth reading even if you're not.

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unbalancedbutfair Apr 11, 2012

unbalancedbutfair thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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LazyNeko
Apr 29, 2012

"Oh, 'tanstaafl.' Means 'There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.' And isn't," I added, pointing to a FREE LUNCH sign across room, "or these drinks would cost half as much. Was reminding her that anything free costs twice as much in long run or turns out worthless."

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