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The moon is a harsh mistress

Front cover of an edition of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction novel by Robert Heinlein, first published in 1966.

The novel is about a colony on the moon. Like early colonies in Georgia, U.S.A. and Australia, it is a penal colony. Most of the inhabitants were sentenced to life on the moon for crimes committed on Earth.

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