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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Book 3: TANSTAFFL!, Chapter 23

By Robert Heinlein

Book 3: TANSTAFFL!, Chapter 23

  • On Monday, October 12, 2076, Mannie is heading home when six ships land on Luna. L-City is under attack.
  • He checks on his family and dons his p-suit, laser gun charged and ready; entering the fray, he kills two enemy soldiers.
  • Chaos ensues as the Loonies fight back against the Terran troops. Loonie men, women, and even children get in on the action with whatever weapons they have at hand.
  • And then the shooting stops—the Loonies defeat the soldiers before they even make it down the ramp.
  • Well then.