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Title:The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN:0340837942
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Classics, Science fiction fantasy

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Moon is a Harsh Mistress It is the year and the Moon is a penal 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

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