In 2075, underground colonies are scattered across the Moon. Most “Loonies”, as the residents are called, are either criminal or political exiles or their descendants …
Amazon – The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The ringleader of the Moon’s revolt from Earthworm tyranny, Professor Bernardo de La Paz, describes himself as a “Rational Anarchist”. We would call it Libertarianism.
Very thought provoking. This book is important social commentary, even today.
I’d never read the 1966 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, but it ranks up there with these other master works:
Heinlein was a genius, way ahead of his time.
Unfortunately his frequent theme of sexual liberation reached the point of prurience in his later novels. I wondered at the time if Heinlein’s mental faculties were diminished. His last books, I thought, unreadable.
Heinlein is oft listed with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke as one of the “three masters of science fiction to arise in the so-called Golden Age of science fiction”.
I would rank him with Asimov in the top two.