Thursday, February 13, 2003

Ain't It Cool News - The Moon Is Up

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, considered by many if not me to be Heinlein's best novel as well as being an influential book for modern Libertarians, is being considered for a movie. The search is on for screenwriters. Review:

Tom Clancy has said of Robert A. Heinlein, "We proceed down the path marked by his ideas. He shows us where the future is." Nowhere is this more true than in Heinlein's gripping tale of revolution on the moon in 2076, where "Loonies" are kept poor and oppressed by an Earth-based Authority that turns huge profits at their expense. A small band of dissidents, including a one-armed computer jock, a radical young woman, a past-his-prime academic and a nearly omnipotent computer named Mike, ignite the fires of revolution despite the near certainty of failure and death.

Ingram Review

The Hugo Award-winning classic that helped launch modern libertarianism, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is Heinlein's unforgettable tale of a Lunar revolution in 2076.

--"TANSTAAFL" (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch)--remains a slogan of the libertarian movement today.

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