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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. I was originally serialized in the magazine Worlds of If from December 1965 to April 1966, and then published as a novel in 1966.

I first become a fan of Heinlein from Stranger In a Strange Land, after that, I read Starship Troopers, which was decent, and The Door Into Summer, which was awful. A friend suggested The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress as being one of his best, so I decided to give it a go.

Review

Good

  • I like the amalgam of cultures.

Bad

  • The likelihood that Mike would become the first sentient AI without any notice from scientists or researchers seems especially slim. Why was Mike equipped so well when he was just supposed to run the catapult on the moon? Shouldn't the Earth computers be far more impressive?

Ugly

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