The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Paperback)

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Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, an influence so large that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, "modern critics attempting to wrestle with that influence find themselves dealing with an object rather like the sky or an ocean." He won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, a record that still stands. "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" was the last of these Hugo-winning novels, and it is widely considered his finest work.

It is a tale of revolution, of the rebellion of the former Lunar penal colony against the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. It is the tale of the disparate people--a computer technician, a vigorous young female agitator, and an elderly academic--who become the rebel movement's leaders. And it is the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to this inner circle, and who for reasons of his own is committed to the revolution's ultimate success.

"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" is one of the high points of modern science fiction, a novel bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.

"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" is the winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

About the Author


Robert Anson Heinlein (1907 1988) took a variety of jobs before beginning to write science fiction in 1939. He became the dominant science fiction writer of the modern era, a writer whose influence on the field was immense. He won science fiction s Hugo Award for best novel seven times, and several of his books were "New York Times "bestsellers. In 1975 he received the first Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement.

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"We proceed down a path marked by his ideas." --Tom Clancy

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312863555
ISBN-10: 0312863551
Publisher: Orb Books
Publication Date: June 15th, 1997
Pages: 384
Language: English