THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "This account of a revolution in a former lunar penal colony is essentially a retelling of the American War of Independence in SF terms. The hero narrates it all in a vigorous futuristic dialect. There is copious background detail and some interesting political and sociological speculation -- but, as with all the author's later books, the text is full of talk. Nevertheless, with its intelligent computer called Mycroft (after Sherlock Holmes's brother) and its by-now famous slogan "TANSTAAFL" (there ain't no such thing as a free lunch), it's entertaining enough. Heinlein's last decent novel." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 244. Winner of the 1967 Hugo award for best novel. 1966 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-512. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1439-43. A fine copy in very good plus first printing dust jacket (priced $5.95 on the front flap) with light wear and shallow associated creases at lower spine end, mild rubbing to upper spine end and front corner tips, mild rubbing along lower front spine fold, 19 mm closed tear at lower edge near spine fold, and some mild soiling to rear panel. An attractive example of the jacket overall. (#133434).
No statement of printing.