The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Robert A. Heinlein

Lloyd James (Narrator)

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"We proceed down the path marked by his ideas. He shows us where the future is." Tom Clancy

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967
A 1966Nebula Award Nominee
One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century
Winner of the 1983Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

Revolution is brewing on twenty-first-century Luna, a moon-based penal colony where oppressed “Loonies” are being exploited by a harsh Authority that controls it from Earth. Against all odds, a ragtag collection of dissidents has banded together in revolt, including a young female radical, an elderly academic, a one-armed computer jock, and a nearly omnipotent supercomputer named Mike, whose sentience is known only to this inner circle and who is committed to the revolution for reasons of his own.

Drawing many historical parallels with the War of Independence, Heinlein’s fourth Hugo Award–winning novel is a gripping tale bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.

Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, winning the Hugo Award for best novel a record four times. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was the last of these Hugo-winning novels and is widely considered his finest work.

Praise

"We proceed down the path marked by his ideas. He shows us where the future is." Tom Clancy

“Adrenalizing, mind-stretching, conviction-testing…unmatched by any contemporary!”  Theodore Sturgeon

“[Heinlein] gives you action and adventure, but as you read the novel, you’re forced to consider, in this new world, new ways of thinking about old problems.” SF Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Apr 30, 2000
Release Date May 1, 2000
Release Date Machine 957139200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

Narrator Bio
Lloyd James

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.

Overview

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967
A 1966Nebula Award Nominee
One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century
Winner of the 1983Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

Revolution is brewing on twenty-first-century Luna, a moon-based penal colony where oppressed “Loonies” are being exploited by a harsh Authority that controls it from Earth. Against all odds, a ragtag collection of dissidents has banded together in revolt, including a young female radical, an elderly academic, a one-armed computer jock, and a nearly omnipotent supercomputer named Mike, whose sentience is known only to this inner circle and who is committed to the revolution for reasons of his own.

Drawing many historical parallels with the War of Independence, Heinlein’s fourth Hugo Award–winning novel is a gripping tale bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.

Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, winning the Hugo Award for best novel a record four times. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was the last of these Hugo-winning novels and is widely considered his finest work.

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