The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary

Mike's reasons that if "war" is the use of force to achieve a political result and "force" is energy used by one body against another, then Luna, lacking weapons per se must take advantage of the enormous energy in solar fluxes, sunlight, fusion, and particularly the fact it sits atop a "gravity well" that will generate from 100 tons flung toward Terra unbraked the equivalent of a 2-kiloton atomic bomb or 2 million kilos of TNT. It will wipe out a good-sized town. Since it is more focused than a bomb, the destructive power is 1,300 times greater. Knott worries Terra has many, much bigger bombs, but Mike reminds her that, "Luna has many rocks." When they leave Raffles Hotel on 14 May 2075, they have outlined the Revolution and specified major options.

Knott does not want to be alone in a strange hotel, so Davis...

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