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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Review: The Moon Is a Harsh MistressUser Review - Penny - Goodreads
Fantastic! I won't be able to do this book justice in a review, but it really is one of the best I've ever read. The language is brilliant and makes you feel that you really are living on the moon ... Read full review
Review: The Moon Is a Harsh MistressUser Review - Joseph - Goodreads
The opening chapter of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress presents an intriguing character study; Mike is a computer that wants to grow up. Mike doesn't understand humor or human nature but he wants to ... Read full review