The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Author Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN-10 0312863551
ISBN-13 9780312863555
Year 1997-06-15
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Orb Books
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Robert A Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era an influence so large that as Samuel R Delany notes modern critics attempting to wrestle with that influence find themselves dealing with an object rather like the sky or an ocean He won the Hugo Award for best novel four times a record that still stands The Moon is a Harsh Mistress was the last of these Hugo winning novels and it is widely considered his finest work It is a tale of revolution of the rebellion of the former Lunar penal colony against the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth It is the tale of the disparate people a computer technician a vigorous young female agitator and an elderly academic who become the rebel movement s leaders And it is the story of Mike the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to this inner circle and who for reasons of his own is committed to the revolution s ultimate success The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is one of the high points of modern science fiction a novel bursting with politics humanity passion innovative technical speculation and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is the winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for Best Novel

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