The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Hardback Book
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Luna is an open penal colony and the regime is a harsh one.

Not surprisingly, revolution against the hated authority is planned.

But the key figures in the revolt are an unlikely crew: Manuel Garcia O'Kelly, an engaging jack of all trades, the beautiful Wyoming Knott - and Mike, a lonely computer who likes to make up jokes ...


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575082410

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Although I have never read this before their is something familure. Was this a modern book I would suggest that the authour had been infuenced by previous books I had read, But in this case it is them that have been infulenced by this novel.This is the coloney seperating from the homeland novel, a now familure tale. We also have the all powerful computer, again often used in modern novels. Ideas that surprised me were the role of women and the styles of marrage, these were not central to the story line but made for interesting thinking. I was also interested in that the all powerful computer was not necessary killed but withdrew allowing for a happily ever after ending.its a clasic for a reason

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