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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
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On Luna - an open penal colony of the twenty-first century - a revolution is being plotted. The conspirators are a strange assortment: an engaging jack-of-all-trades, his luscious blonde girlfriend, and a lonely talking computer. Their aim - the overthrow of the hated Authority. Everything goes... show more
On Luna - an open penal colony of the twenty-first century - a revolution is being plotted. The conspirators are a strange assortment: an engaging jack-of-all-trades, his luscious blonde girlfriend, and a lonely talking computer. Their aim - the overthrow of the hated Authority. Everything goes well until...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780340837948 (0340837942)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
This story is a sci-fi epic retelling of the American Revolution, only this time the people of the moon are rebelling against Earth and the Lunar Authority led by a sentient computer and a ragtime group of ice miner and farmers.Heinlein gives the reader some interesting ideological viewpoints about ...
DoctorDonna
DoctorDonna rated it
This is not the kind of book I typically read. I picked it for the 2016 pop sugar challenge of protagonist with the same occupation. I listened to the audio version and I really enjoyed the narrator. It was definitely all politics all the time, but it didn't really annoy me much as the protagonist h...
MartynVHalm
MartynVHalm rated it
4.0 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
If you haven't read Heinlein and you want to get an idea of how good he was, this is the book to start with. And read Stranger in a Strange Land next.
Diocletian
Diocletian rated it
I was somewhat let down by this novel. I still really enjoyed it, but I was expecting it to be exceptional, which it was not. My main complaint is the writing style; it is written in a lunar dialect, which sounds bizarrely lacking (I have no better way to explain it). This writing style really annoy...
MRHill
MRHill rated it
4.0 Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
In the year 2075, the moon has become a penal colony for a federated earth. The denizens of the moon, called Loonies, are required to grow crops for shipment to an overcrowded and hungry earth. Tired of lives of servitude to an earth to which they hold no allegiance, a small group of Loonies and a s...
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