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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Inevitable takes place one day when Mike the master computer who controls everything on Luna devises an intricate revolutionary plo. Imagine a prison colony on the MoonNow add a new and updated twist on the American war of independenceA self aware computer that actually runs the colonyA non political computer engineerA beautiful freedom fighterA politically cynical professor The birth of a new nationAnd you have one of the best hard science fiction tales ever image Prison HistoryMy Grandfather Stone claimed that Luna was only open prison in history No bars no guards no rules and no need for them Back in early days he said before was clear that transportation was a life sentence some lags tried to escape By ship of course and since a ship is mass rated almost to a gram that meant a ship s officer had to be bribedSome were bribed they say But were no escapes man who takes bribe doesn t necessarily stay bribed I recall seeing a man just after eliminated through East Lock don t suppose a corpse eliminated in orbit looks prettier Slaves of the systemThat we were slaves I had known all my life and nothing could be done about it True we weren t bought and sold but as long as Authority held monopoly over what we had to have and what we could sell to buy it we were slavesBut what could we do Warden wasn t our owner Had he been some way could be found to eliminate him But Lunar Authority was not in Luna it was on Terra and we had not one ship not even small hydrogen bomb There weren t even hand guns in Luna though what we would do with guns I did not know Shoot each other maybeThree million unarmed and helpless and eleven billion of them with ships and bombs and weapons We could be a nuisance but how long will papa take it before baby gets spanked A computer with a sense of humor Mike her name is Wyoming Knott I m very pleased to meet you Mike You can call me Wye Why not Mike answeredI cut in again Mike was that a joke Yes Man I noted that her first name as shortened differs from the English causation inuiry word by only an aspiration and that her last name has the same sound as the general negator A pun Not funny Wyoh said uite funny Mike I I waved to her to shut up A good pun Mike Example of funny only once class of joke Funny through element of surprise Second time no surprise therefore not funny Check I had tentatively reached that conclusion about puns in thinking over your remarks two conversations back I am pleased to find my reasoning confirmed How to deal with a spyThe thing to do with a spy is to let him breathe encyst him with loyal comrades and feed him harmless information to please his employers These creatures will be taken into our organization Don t be shocked they will be in very special cells Cages is a better word But it would be the greatest waste to eliminate them not only would each spy be replaced with someone new but also killing these traitors would tell the Warden that we have penetrated his secrets How to fight backLet s get back to the basic problem how we are to cope when we find ourselves facing Terra David facing Goliath Oh Been hoping that would go away Mike You really have ideas I said I did Man he answered plaintively We can throw rocks Bog s sake No time for jokes But Man he protested we can throw rocks at Terra We will And throw rocks is what they doA space war with rocks Enjoy Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers one day when Mike the master computer who controls everything Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly on Luna devises an intricate revolutionary plo. 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Luna of the is a ePUB #180 st century is a penal colony where everyone lives under the dictatorship of the hated Authority But the. TANSTAAFL There ain t no such thing as a free lunchMy three favorite books of all time are in no order Heart of Darkness The Dispossessed and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress When I first read this years ago I loved it I could not put it down As Stranger in a Strange Land was a Robert A Heinlein vehicle for theology so is Moon is a Harsh Mistress to ideology And just as The Fountainhead is the better though less epic of the pair with Atlas Shrugged so is Moon is a Harsh Mistress the focused and simple of the two better than Stranger in a Strange Land I liked the setting the use of libertarian principles and of course the brilliant work of the Grandmaster himselfThis is a virtuoso science fiction futuristic re telling of the American Revolution Told from the first person recollection of a computer technician with thick Russian accent and of the birth and progress of the Lunar independenceThe Moon Luna to it s residents who call themselves Loonies has been a penal colony for decades It is the perfect prison get outside the underground warrens and beyond the air locks and you re on the moon Without a pressure suit you re dead There are very little rules and no real laws so a hardscrabble anarchy has created a loose but tough and resilient populace who want freedomCertainly this libertarian paradise could have become an anarchistic hell but in Heinlein s hard loving hands his creation is the Free State of Luna This story tracks with the American Revolution with unfair and distant landowners inept and uncaring provisional governors the warden and even a declaration of independence on the fourth of July Students of revolutionary movements will also see an allegory for throwing rocks as a statement about the earliest stages of discontent and reactionFirst published in 1966 this was written at the zenith of his considerable powers and stands as a true classic of the genre I just re read this one the very few books that I have read than once and may re read it again it s that good 2018 addendum it is a testament to great literature that a reader recalls the work years later and this is a book about which I freuently think A friend commented about Heinlein books and I realized as we talked that when I think about Heinlein my mind automatically defaults to this book When I read SF I project this on that book and I wonder if that author read and was inspired This is on my short list of all time favorites and I think this should be on a very short list of greatest SF books of all time

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T with the help of a professor a beautiful blonde and a jack of all trades The conspirators' plans go along beautifully for a while. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewOn How to Spin a Top Notch Yarn of Bullshit The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A HeinleinThe 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 are going to be far fewer women then men there so he s come up with a system called line marriage wherein a few women in a household share numerous husbands And the head of the household is a woman and women call the shots Meanwhile outside the home women are treated with far respect than they are on earth because they are so rare and precious Obviously he s not going to get any badges from feminists but he does at least ask a few interesting uestions about the way women were viewed in his own worldThe characters explicitly reject using patriotism as a method to revolution I think that Prof De La Paz s rational anarchism is also expressed by Jubal Harshaw in Stranger though not in as straightforward a manner Both seem to say that it s not that hard to figure out what ideal behavior should be but expecting actual live humans to live up that is impossible After accepting that point they both want to move on Yep humans are hypocritical and sometimes hard to live with What of it The other big point of this is that only the direst situation near term cannibalism here justifies butting into other people s business Sadly this attitude is pretty rare today The characters explicitly reject using patriotism as a method to revolution If you re into SF read on


About the Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein is a ePUB ´ was an American novelist and science fiction writer Often called the dean of science fiction writers he is one of the most popular influential and controversial authors of hard science fiction He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary uality He was the first SF writer to break into mainstre.



10 thoughts on “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  1. says:

    TANSTAAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunchMy three favorite books of all time are in no order Heart of Darkness The Disposses

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    Space camp prison fun time So we have AI use of food as a weapon of war philosophy how probability influences hum

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    “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” – what a title sometimes I wonder if this book is considered such a classic in large part due to that title Despite some imperfections it does have much to offer especially being published in the mid 1960’s The setting revolves around a former Lunar penal outpost which has evolved into a highly functioning colony with ice mining and successful grain farming The colony is tightly managed by

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    Ah Heinlein SF's great paradox artist I am fairly certain that I have personally held every possible wrong viewpoint on the man Namely that he was1 A radically forward thinking visionary of libertarianism2 A raging fascist homophobe and misogynist3 Any point on the sociopolitical spectrum in betweenIt's not my fault Over the course of his career Heinlein seemed to espouse every possible viewpoint on religion government

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    Imagine a prison colony on the MoonNow add a new and updated twist on the American war of independenceA self aware computer that actually runs the colonyA non political computer engineerA beautiful freedom fighterA politically cynical professor The birth of a new nationAnd you have one of the best hard science fiction tales ever image Prison HistoryMy Grandfather Stone claimed that Luna was only open prison in history No

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    do you play games where you know the outcome of the game itself is without uestion where any fun to be had is not so much in the winning that's predetermined but in figuring out how exactly you will win what moves you will make how you will ove

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    One of the presents for my mother this Christmas was an Echo Alexa Having recently reread Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress I couldn't stop thinking about the parallels between the awakened computer Mycroft Mike in this

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    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewOn How to Spin a Top Notch Yarn of Bullshit The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A HeinleinThe 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 are going to be far fewer women then men there so he's come up with a system called 'line

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    DNFed it at 55 % or so I can't believe that this difficult to read and difficult to follow story is so highly rated on GoodreadsThe story is so painstakingly revealed yet there are uestions than answers The coup prepared by the oppressed moon

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    What do you want us to do? Throw rocks at them?Nah but we could have a tea partyWow I'm still amazed at how good this Revolution novel has held up over the years I had read it twice before this latest re read but it hasn't

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