The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Setting & Symbolism

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Authority Complex

A top-security building halfway across Crisium, Authority Complex is reinforced against nuclear attack. It is home to Mike, the "High-Operational, Logical, Multi-Evaluating Supervisor, Mark IV, Mod. L." computer that controls cargo flights to Terra as well as all robot traffic, the phone system, environmental systems, and payroll. Mike has "awoken," speaks English, and is in a prime position to bring about a successful Revolution.

Baker Street Irregulars

Various "corridor gangs" made up of children too young to be arrested, the Baker Street Irregulars work as lookouts and couriers during the Revolution. Mike the Computer gives them this name, referring to gangs of street urchins in the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, of which he is a devoted fan.

Cheyenne Mountain

Cheyenne Mountain is home to the North American Space Defense Command (today's real-life NORAD), a military communications center buried beneath a mountain south of Colorado Springs, CO. Said...

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