Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

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...I couldn’t put it down but I probably won’t read it again for a long time. So, that would be a mixed reaction then.


On Luna - an open penal colony of the 21st century - a revolution is being plotted and Heinlein describes attempts by the conspirators to overthrow the hated Authority. Previous books by the author include "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls" and "Sail Beyond The Sunset".

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Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. The son of Rex Ivar and Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein had two older brothers, one younger brother, and three younger sisters. Moving to Kansas City, Mo., at a young age, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in 1924 and attended one year of college at Kansas City Community College. Following in his older brother's footsteps, Heinlein entered the Navel Academy in 1925. After contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, of which he was later cured, Heinlein retired from the Navy and married Leslyn Macdonald. Heinlein was said to have held jobs in real estate and photography, before he began working as a staff writer for Upton Sinclair's EPIC News in 1938. Still needing money desperately, Heinlein entered a writing contest sponsored by the science fiction magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories. Heinlein wrote and submitted the story "Life-Line," which went on to win the contest. This guaranteed Heinlein a future in writing. Using his real name and the pen names Caleb Saunders, Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, and Simon York, Heinlein wrote numerous novels including For Us the Living, Methuselah's Children, and Starship Troopers, which was adapted into a big-budget film for Tri-Star Pictures in 1997. Heinlein died in 1988 from emphysema and other related health problems. Heinlein's remains were scattered from the stern of a Navy warship off the coast of California.
Published June 15, 1997 by Orb Books. 384 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jo Walton on Oct 15 2010

...I couldn’t put it down but I probably won’t read it again for a long time. So, that would be a mixed reaction then.

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Reviewed by Daniel B. on Nov 04 2012

...“The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” retains a timelessness that while perhaps not the most exciting read, is guaranteed to provoke thought and conversation for decades to come.

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