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#DailyBookQuote 13Sep13 : Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

#DailyBookQuote : 13th September 2013

Robert Heinlien

–          Robert A Heinlein (July 07, 1907 – May 08, 1988)

–          Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

It is the year 2076, and the Moon is a penile colony for the rebellious and the unwanted of Earth. The exiles have created a libertarian society in order to survive in their harsh and unforgiving environment, their motto being TANSTAAFL: “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”. Looming over them is the Luna Authority, the heavy-handed Earth administration, who trades life necessities to the “Loonies” in exchange for grain shipments to the starving populations of Earth. As the situation steadily deteriorates the inhabitants of Luna come to realize that they have little choice but to revolt against Luna Authority in order to save themselves from resource exhaustion and a subsequent environmental apocalypse. A small band of dissidents emerges to lead the revolution. This consists of a one-armed computer jock, a radical young woman, a past-his-prime academic, and a nearly omnipotent computer named Mike. These people ignite the fires of revolution, despite the near certainty of failure.

5 thoughts on “#DailyBookQuote 13Sep13 : Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  1. That’s the 2nd time you and I have blogged about the same author. The last time it was Asimov. Is there a such thing as literary ESP?

    • Wow that’s interesting. Specially since I just pick up books/ writers randomly. I picked up a collection of essays by Jon Krakauer yesterday, Hope he is not there on your reading list too🙂

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