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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

A book by Robert A. Heinlein

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  • Feb 22, 2011

Easily one of my three favorite Heinlein books.  If you're thinking about plotting a revolution (in a penal colony on the moon), then this is your textbook.
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review by . December 07, 2000
Writing a review about a Robert Heinlein novel is a difficult and daunting task. His works are enjoyed by a wide variety of people who otherwise have very little in common. There is plenty in his politics to offend both liberals and conservatives. His sexual mores were, shall we say, liberated in the extreme. But coupled with those mores was a passionate devotion to children and the family concept that would give the "free love" crowd great pause. His works range from classic 1930's era pulp Sci-fi, …
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Tom Clancyhas said of Robert A. Heinlein, "We proceed down the path marked by his ideas. He shows us where the future is." Nowhere is this more true than in Heinlein's gripping tale of revolution on the moon in 2076, where "Loonies" are kept poor and oppressed by an Earth-based Authority that turns huge profits at their expense. A small band of dissidents, including a one-armed computer jock, a radical young woman, a past-his-prime academic and a nearly omnipotent computer named Mike, ignite the fires of revolution despite the near certainty of failure and death.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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ISBN-10: 0312863551
ISBN-13: 978-0312863555
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Orb Books
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