Study Guide

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Chapter 30

By Robert Heinlein

Chapter 30

  • As the new Prime Minister, Mannie tells the celebrants to go home. He announces a day of mourning and silence.
  • Mannie tries several times to contact Mike but gets no answer—the computer's self-awareness has disappeared for unknown reasons.
  • While still in politics, Mannie and Wyoh manage to pass a flag for the Luna state, one featuring a brass cannon.
  • Mannie informs the reader that the "yammerheads" didn't follow any of Prof's ideas and fell back into the old ways.
  • As for himself, Mannie is looking toward the new frontier, the Asteroids. He hears it's not too crowded out there.