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 - NickHowes - LibraryThing
A lunar colony made up of involuntary immigrants and exiled prison inmates rebels against a dictatorial Earth force which is quickly stripping the moon of its scant resources. The revolution is led by ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antao - LibraryThing
The usual pretty crude pneumatic sex-fantasies cropped up... But women actually have a pretty dominant role in Heinlein's lunar society... It's a penal colony, and Heinlein reckons that means there ... Read full review