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 - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
Moon is used as a penal colony. Generations of "Loonies" have grown up knowing nothing but minimal gravity, rigid social conventions, and the grasping Lunar Authority. The Loonies are tired of being ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmele - LibraryThing
Now that I completed William Patterson's two volume biography of Heinlein, I am going to reread his books. I started with this one because I had only read it in its serialization in "Worlds of If ... Read full review