The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

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Publisher Description

For fans of Artemis—the visionary tour de force from “one of the grand masters of science fiction” (The Wall Street Journal).

Widely acknowledged as one of Robert A. Heinlein's greatest works, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic—and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony—aided by a self-aware supercomputer—provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will—themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, “shows us where the future is” (Tom Clancy).

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
May 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
7.4
MB

Customer Reviews

weigland7 ,

One of Heinlein’s best!

He really understood.

Kvetchnik ,

A manifesto for radical libertarianism and casual capital punishment

I was so moved by *Stranger in a Strange Land* that the inspiration stayed with me for weeks. I searched for books by the same author and came on this one. l was puzzled and disappointed. Firstly, the languaging was difficult and choppy, making the reading of it unpleasant to my inner ear. Then, there was so much boring detail about the revolution and its machinery that my eyes glazed over. I have to give the author some credit for having created such a richly detailed world. I just wasn’t interested in all of the details. Most of all though, I objected to the philosophy of the book. Maybe I expected too much, after S in a S Land. Also, I’d read a review of this book that claimed the reviewer had based his whole life on the philosophy contained in this book. Good Lord I hope not. Such a casual readiness to eliminate people for minor, sometimes unconscious infractions, and a willingness to live without any written rules (only the cultural ones for which one could be cheerfully eliminated). Finally, the revolution was accomplished through subterfuge, propaganda and misrepresentation of everything. The idea seems to be that the means justify the ends, which… is exactly the underlying assumption of the organizations from which they were seceding. Again, I suppose if you’re accepting that assumption (that everyone is a power-hungry liar, so you must be the same) then the protagonists were successful in the end. I was just expecting something a little more inspiring. :(

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