The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Book 2, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 14 Summary

Preparing for a revolution is easier than ruling after one is won. Authority Earthside and the Federated Nations (FN) are cut off from information, but could crush the mob easily in the first weeks. The catapult is useless against invaders and few are trained on the few hundred laser guns available. Prof defends destroying the Authority's offices by saying Loonies need a symbol. Mike controls almost everything, beginning with news to and from Earthside, and keeping Complex isolated from the rest of Luna. Most Terrans in residence are scientists at the Richardson Observatory. Keeping them out of touch with Terra is difficult. Warden survives as planned, but is brain-dead. Anoxia somehow breaks his guards' necks, but no one else in Complex is hurt, including the six rapist-murderers. They are stripped, hamstrung, and turned over to the women for savage vengeance. Knott...

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