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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Orb Books
Publication date July 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312863555
ISBN-10 0312863551
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, an influence so large that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, "modern critics attempting to wrestle with that influence find themselves dealing with an object rather like the sky or an ocean." He won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, a record that still stands. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress was the last of these Hugo-winning novels, and it is widely considered his finest work.

It is a tale of revolution, of the rebellion of the former Lunar penal colony against the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. It is the tale of the disparate people--a computer technician, a vigorous young female agitator, and an elderly academic--who become the rebel movement's leaders. And it is the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to this inner circle, and who for reasons of his own is committed to the revolution's ultimate success.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is one of the high points of modern science fiction, a novel bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is the winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for Best Novel.



Editions
Hardcover
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Reprint edition from Tor Books (July 1, 1996); titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
9780312861766 | details & prices | 382 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule
from Hodder & Stoughton (June 1, 1989)
9780450502804 | details & prices | List price $22.95
About: On Luna - an open penal colony of the 21st century - a revolution is being plotted and Heinlein describes attempts by the conspirators to overthrow the hated Authority.
from Putnam Pub Group (June 1, 1966)
9780399105562 | details & prices | List price $9.95
About: A science fiction novel about a computer and a group of humans who plan a revolution on Luna, a penal colony
Paperback
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With Robert A. Heinlein | New edition from Hodder & Stoughton (March 14, 2005); titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
9780340837948 | details & prices | 288 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.45
This edition also contains Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
About: Now stunningly repackaged is another classic novel from the Hugo Award winner: a blend of superb narrative and thought-provoking ideas making the world of tomorrow as real as that of today.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Orb Books (July 1, 1997); titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
9780312863555 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule
Reissue edition from Berkley Pub Group (May 1, 1994); titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
9780441536993 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Luna is an open penal colony and the regime is a harsh one.
With Robert A. Heinlein | New edition from Hodder & Stoughton (September 1, 1987); titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
9780450002311 | details & prices | 288 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $12.50
This edition also contains Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
About: On Luna, an open penal colony, a rebellion is being plotted.
CD/Spoken Word
With Lloyd James (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 1, 2002); titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
9780786192212 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.95
With Lloyd James (other contributor) | from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 1, 2000); titled "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
9780786198856 | details & prices | 7.00 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $96.00
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Lloyd James (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 1, 2000)
9780786117635 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $69.95
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