Revolt in 2100

Revolt in 2100

by Robert A. Heinlein

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Overview

Set in Robert A. Heinlein's Future History universe, REVOLT IN 2100 includes "IF THIS GOES ON--", his novella "Coventry" and story "Misfit", his Future History charts, "Future History Letter Essay" and the author's "Concerning Stories Never Written" Postscript.

"IF THIS GOES ON--" The Second American Revolution unfolds in the course of this novel where John Lyle, West Point graduate and now a guard at the Prophet's stronghold, comes to realize that "secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy . . . censorship." After he joins an underground movement to overthrow the U.S. government, John learns much along the way about courage, subversion -- (a fellow conspirator tells him, "There is magic in words, black magic--if you know how to invoke it") – and sacrifice.

"Coventry' takes place years after America's Second Revolution and posits a benevolent but strongly monitored new society, with its own rules and surveillance arm.

"Misfit" concerns a young genius who averts disaster in a mission to bring a small asteroid closer to Earth.

The author's essay about Future History stories he *won't* write provides an entertaining look at Heinlein's richly imagined world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013978980
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 145,596
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), often called the Science Fiction Grand Master, was the author of such ground-breaking novels as STARSHIP TROOPERS, RED PLANET, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. He is generally considered the greatest and most influential science fiction writer of the twentieth century. In addition to being a bestselling author, Heinlein's novels won 4 Hugo awards, 3 "retro Hugo" awards, and the first "Grand Master Award" from the Science Fiction Writers of America. www.virginiaedition.com,

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1907

Date of Death:

May 8, 1988

Place of Birth:

Butler, Missouri

Place of Death:

Carmel, California

Education:

Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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Revolt in 2100 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
annbury on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good early Heinlein, which is pretty good. "Revolt" posits a United States which has been taken over by a corrupt theocracy, and traces the fortunes of a group of people who join the underground (literally) plot to overthrow the government. The characters are not exactly fully fleshed, but the ideas are interesting, and the detail of the society in question (as so often in Heinlein) one of the book's strong points. Funny, a corrupt theocracy doesn't sound nearly as improbable as it did back in the 1950's, when I first read this.
jimmaclachlan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's a good, fast read with a couple of interesting themes in it. First, the U.S. has become a corrupt theocracy, which is a different future than most SF writers have looked at. The second is a unified field theory for science, where they figure out how gravity, electricity & magnetism all work. This break through in science is leveraged in the revolt. I found it interesting that time was left out, but the pseudo-science is fun.It's a very monochrome view of a revolution. The bad guys are really bad, the good guys are heroic, with pure motives. Not nearly as good as "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" but not a bad, quick shot at it.
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