The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
It is a tale of revolution, of the rebellion of a former penal colony on the Moon against its masters on the Earth. It is a tale of a culture whose family structures are based on the presence of two men for every woman, leading to novel forms of marriage and family. It is the story of the disparate people - a computer technician, a vigorous young female agitator, and an elderly academic - who become the movement's leaders. And it is the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to the revolt's inner circle, who for reasons of his own is committed to the revolution's ultimate success.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - leehua - LibraryThing
Second book for Heinlein,after "Have space suits will travels", I love character of super AI computer 'Mycroft'. It's cool idea. Main story is about fighting between Earth (Governor) and Moon (Slave ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sgarnell - LibraryThing
Even though a bit dated by modern day technology, this is a wonderful interpretation of our future. Where libertarian ideas clash with the needs of capitalism and freedom. Heinlein even went so far as ... Read full review