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. Some tanning to front free endpaper, a fine copy in fine first printing dust jacket (priced $5.95 on the front flap) with touch of rubbing at spine ends and along part of front flap fold, two tiny closed tears and associated crease at top edge of front panel, and 13 mm closed tear at lower edge of rear panel. An excellent copy, and elusive in such nice condition. (#155547).
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