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. Hint of wear to upper front corner tip (appears to be a very minor manufacturing flaw, not abuse), faint crease to front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (priced $5.95 on the front flap) with touch of rubbing to black background ink at spine ends and corners, tiny abrasion just above "Putnam" on spine panel, 15 mm closed tear at upper rear spine fold, and 7 mm closed tear and associated vertical crease at upper edge of front panel. A very attractive copy. (#89354).
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