The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

everybody wins with chauvinism:


My first foray into classic science fiction. It’s hard to get any more “classic” – than Heinlein. He hits all the scifi buttons: weird technological futures, questionably crude political ideas, and some lazy metaphysical speculation. It’s technical, but fanciful at the same time. It’s seems like its a parable, but you wind up thinking that the whole thing is just a bit too trite for it have been the author’s main purpose for writing the thing.

It’s the Moon in 2076…and it’s a penal colony that ships grain to a badly overpopulated Earth. A self-aware computer and a computer repairman essentially go and torment a revolution, roughly a redux of the American and Bolshevik Revolutions – it’s a bit like Heinlein could’t decide which revolution to crib off of; or he couldn’t decide if he’s in favour of revolution or not. Because a big part of this book is a…

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2 Responses to The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  1. I’m a big Heinlein fan, but missed this one. Thanks for the review!

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