The Man Who Sold the Moon (collection)

Robert A. Heinlein
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The Man Who Sold the Moon


I've now read 3 or 4 of Heinlein's "Future History" universe, and knowledge of this isn't required to enjoy this book. The main character is charismatic, rich, and driven, and aptly compared to Elon Musk - who says that Robert A. Heinlein's stories inspired his career.

This novel moves along at a good clip, with rapid dialog pushing the story quickly along. The reader, like some of the characters, feels bamboozled at points. Reaching the moon is wonderful, and the ending works very well for this book. Or is it a novella? Regardless, it's included (with many other Future History stories) in The Past Through Tomorrow. Recommended.

(I can't believe there aren't other reviews of this book on this site. With this read, I start my second pass through the 50's reading challenge.)