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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress what a title sometimes I wonder if this book is considered such a classic in large part due to that title Despite some imperfections it does have much to offer especially being published in the mid 1960 s The setting revolves around a former Lunar penal outpost which has evolved into a highly functioning colony with ice mining and successful grain farming The colony is tightly managed by the Lunar Authority which is controlled from Earth Set in the later 21st century Heinlein imagines an intriguing future publicizing some groundbreaking technology and ideas We not only have sentient computers rail guns fusion power space battles with laser guns we also have a Lunar dialect uniue family and marital structures and different social norms sprung out of living in a harsh and compact environment After establishing this future the book explores a lunar revolution Take the American Revolution narrative mix it with the Australian evolution from a penal colony to an independent nation stir in some libertarian ideology and you have the plotWhen I first read this book in the mid 1980 s it was later high school or early college years I can t uite remember I was astonished by the concepts in this book I was intrigued by the sentient computer and the concept of using a rail gun for space travelsupply logistics Moreover It was the first time I was truly interested in politics and political principles I mean I had some lessons in high school around government but I found it mind numbingly boring This book triggered something intellectually that made me think deeply about government philosophy Since then I ve considered the book one of my favorite science fiction books if not overall favorite books So I almost regret this reread afterwards as I just couldn t ignore some of its flawsThe primary issue with this book is sexism I m sure at the time of its writing it was probably considered progressive in terms of how it treated female characters I mean one of the central figures of the revolt is a woman And the women on the moon control large extended families with polygamous relationships Women are revered and sexual advances are not allowed without permission Advanced thinking for the early 1960 s right Well unfortunately you only need to go one step deeper to dig down to the issues Women are only revered and not touched or raped due to their scarcity The constant threat of other males tossing violators out an airlock is what creates this situation It s still socially acceptable to catcall and ogle women and in this reality women enjoy this type of lecherous attention because they don t have to worry about rape While one of the central characters is one of four founding members of the revolution her role is often to gain interest and support due to her attractiveness And when miners are reluctant to main defensive laser positions the solution is to provide pretty women at the posts as well problem solved Another issue includes a tremendous amount of exposition It does help that its written in first person so at least the infodumps are coming from the mind of the protagonist instead of an anonymous narrator The exposition also serves to move the plot along uickly at times when complex setting political and technical information needs to be established However it did limit my enjoyment to continuously run into large blocks of narration Despite these flaws it s still an important book Using science fiction to explore political affairs and alternate social structures set a foundation that many future authors built upon Might we not have The Handmaids Tale without this book Possibly Was it brave in the 1960 s to explore alternate social structures such as polygamy Definitely Did the book popularize some intriguing concepts such as the importance of the moon s weak gravity well sentient computers and rail guns Absolutely In the context of history I still rate this book highly However I feel compelled to take away at least half a star in recognizing some underlying issues TANSTAAFL Four and a half stars rounded up to five for this Hugo Award winning philosophical yet action packed tale Once Upon a Marriage The Historic Arapahoe #2 penal colony on the Moon against its masters on the Earth It is a tale of a culture whose family structures are based on the One Night that Changed Everything presence of. 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