Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.23

No.23: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein.  First published in 1966 this story largely takes place on the Moon which is used by the Earth as a self policing penal colony.  I think my favourite amongst these covers are the three later ones.

1966 first Edition:

1966 First Edition.jpg

1968 Berkeley:

1968 Berkeley2


1979 Berkeley.jpg

1981 Berkeley:

1981 Berkeley.jpg

1987 by Ace Books:

Ace Rock.jpg

1998 by New English Library:

1998 New England.jpg

2001 by Gollancz:

2001 Gollancz2.jpg

2005 by Hodder & Stoughton:

2005 Hodder & Stoughton.jpg

2015 by Hodder & Stoughton:

2015 Hodder & Stoughton


5 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.23”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Love the 1998 cover. And the last one from Hodder & Stoughton feels like one of those “pick the one that doesn’t fit” cases 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, well spotted for guessing the ‘odd one out’!
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I vote for the 1998 cover as well.
    This novel takes me back to what I call my “SF formative years”: it might be somewhat obsolete now, in light of our modern views, but still I remember it fondly…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I enjoyed it too. Things have moved on but even so it was a good read.
      Lynn 😀

    • bormgans

      I thought it aged pretty well. Certainly has me picked to read more Heinlein.

      Some great covers here, I don’t know why I picked one of the dullest (2001 gollancz) for my review…

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