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The Moon Is Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
The Moon Is Harsh Mistress
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780425030134 (042503013X)
Publisher: Berkley
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 On How to Spin a Top-Notch Yarn of Bullshit: "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert A. Heinlein
The usual pretty crude pneumatic sex-fantasies cropped up... But women actually have a pretty dominant role in Heinlein's lunar society... It's a penal colony, and Heinlein reckons that means there are going to be far fewer women then men there - so he's come up with a system called 'line-marriage'....
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 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 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 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...
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