YMMV: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

  • Alternate Character Interpretation / Designated Hero: Stock exchange fraud, rigged voting, hypocritical "anarchists" who deride "government knows best" philosophy right up until they form a shadow cabinet that "knows better" than the government they helped construct; not to mention the strategic use of weapons of mass destruction to terrorize the Earth's population into caving to their demands after they asphyxiated the previous "head of state" into a vegetable state... Our heroes, ladies and gentlemen!
  • He's Just Hiding: Proven in later books, when The World as Myth became unified.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: As noted on the main page, the book pretty much invented things like Colony Dropping and virtual acting, but nowadays those things are so commonplace in science fiction that the book's presentation of these concepts is unlikely to even raise an eyebrow, much less come across as brilliantly fresh.
  • Values Dissonance: Even allowing for the deliberate differences in Luna society, the book was obviously written in The Sixties in light of its characterization of women.