The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein was the 20th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Jul 16, 2010 - Sep 14, 2010

How/Why was this book chosen:

It won a Poll of Sword & Laser's Goodreads Group

Votes % Book Author
127 39.3 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein
70 21.7 On Basilisk Station David Weber
68 21.1 Look to Windward Iain M. Banks
58 18 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Sword & Laser Podcasts: Kick Off: S&L 37 Check In: S&L 38 S&L 39 S&L 40 S&L 41

Wrap Up: S&L 42

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. HeinleinEdit

Tom Clancy has said of Robert A. Heinlein, "We proceed down the path marked by his ideas. He shows us where the future is." Nowhere is this more true than in Heinlein's gripping tale of revolution on the moon in 2076, where "Loonies" are kept poor and oppressed by an Earth-based Authority that turns huge profits at their expense. A small band of dissidents, including a one-armed computer jock, a radical young woman, a past-his-prime academic and a nearly omnipotent computer named Mike, ignite the fires of revolution despite the near certainty of failure and death.