The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

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The Book review: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

It is a science fiction novel about the revolt of the lunar colony against the rule from Earth. The story is set in 2075. The Moon is inhabited by criminals, political exiles, and their descendants. Women are outnumbered by men. Polygamy is allowed.

Holmes IV controls the total machinery of Luna on the ground. Holmes IV is a supercomputer. Mannie, a computer technician, discovers that Holmes IV has developed self-awareness and a sense of humor. Luna colony exports wheat to the Earth. The moon inhabitants are worried about the export of wheat to the Earth. They believe the exports must be stopped or the limited water resources of luna will be exhausted.

Mannie along with Holmes IV and his blonde girlfriend plans a rebellion with an aim to overthrow the hated authority. But things do not go as planned.

From the book:

When Mike was installed in Luna, he was pure thinkum, a flexible logic “High- Optional, Logical, Multi-Evaluating Supervisor, Mark IV, Mod. L”–a HOLMES FOUR. He computed ballistics for pilotless freighters and controlled their catapult. This kept him busy less than one percent of time and Luna Authority never believed in idle hands. They kept hooking hardware into him–decision-action boxes to let him boss other computers, bank on bank of additional memories, more banks of associational neural nets, another tubful of twelve-digit random numbers, a greatly augmented temporary memory. Human brain has around ten-to-the-tenth neurons. By third year Mike had better than one and a half times that number of neuristors.

About the Book:

  • Book Name: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Author: Rober Heinlein
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Sci-fiction
  • Pages: 311
  • File type: pdf
  • File size: 934kb
  • Year: 1987

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