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Revolt in 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein

Revolt in 2100 (original 1953; edition 1972)

by Robert A. Heinlein

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Title:Revolt in 2100
Authors:Robert A. Heinlein
Info:Sevenoaks New English Library 1972, c1953 207p 18cm pbk
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Revolt in 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein (1953)



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An evil dictator rules the USA. He is backed by the military but a soldier dares to stage a revolt. ( )
  gypsysmom | Aug 16, 2017 |
This isn't really a novel, but consists of three loosely connected stories. The three were published as a novel in 1953, though "Misfit" was written as early as 1939. The revolt in the book's title is against a future theocracy that has taken over the United States, and is the subject of the short novel, "If This Goes On." "Coventry," a novella of 73 pages, and the short story "Misfit" are quite different, even if part of the same "future history," but dealing with very different characters and situations. I remember "Coventry" pretty well among Heinlein's stories. Heinlein is known for a libertarian tinge to his politics. In this future the penalty for doing damage to another is either to accept psychological treatment or "Coventry"--exile with others who won't conform to the social contract. I liked the way David MacKinnon learns his lessons about the costs of civilization--and a lack of it--and grows up. "Misfit" is about a boy of extraordinary talent. ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Oct 31, 2012 |
Not really science fiction, more of a future fiction book, this is almost Heilein's version of Brave New World. Oddly appropriate for today's election year. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 31, 2012 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
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. ( )
  annbury | Sep 28, 2010 |
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At the height of America's secular decadence came wrath of the Lord for those who opposed him, and the promise of earthly happiness and hevanly bliss for those who followed him.

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