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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
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Jun 26, 2012

it was amazing
Read in April, 2011

In his futuristic political thriller 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress', Robert Heinlein reveals many insightful political and social truths. Used as a future 'Botony Bay', the moon is a one-way trip for political and criminal elements unwanted by Earth's society. Forever stranded in the moon colonies, the lunar population is forced into economic slavery to produce food for the people of Earth.

When a rogue political prisoner and acedemic proves that the moon's resources are drying up and the population will soon starve, he launches a revolution to set the moon Colonies free as an independent nation. Heinlein's brilliant vision reveals the criminal nature and behavior of politicians worldwide and unveils the process of the inner workings of the communist revolution for use of future generations. It is actually a dangerous work, providing the tools of revolt to future generations of the politically dissatisfied.
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