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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

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 …


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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:

  • Starship Troopers (1959)
  • Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
  • Time Enough for Love (1973)
  • 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.

    3 thoughts on “The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress”

    1. Heinlein is a sci-fi demi-god. My favorite is Red Planet, a teen novel that completely captured my imagination. Why haven’t more of his books been turned into movies?

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