Revolt in 2100

  • by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After the fall of the American Ayatollahs (as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land) there is a Second American Revolution; for the first time in human history there is a land with Liberty and Justice for All.

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Classic Heinlein

It's a bit dated of course but nonetheless a classic of "what if".... and "if this goes on" rings as true today as it did upon the original publication.
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- Joseph Beeler

Heinlein's Future History

Robert A Heinlein had a long and extensive future history mapped out in his mind. Many of his short stories and some of his novels fit into this future history. There are three book-length collections of his future history short stories. The first is "The Man Who Sold the Moon." It is not yet available from Audible. "The Green Hills of Earth" is next and it is my favorite of the three. It is available from Audible. The third is this book, "Revolt in 2100." It contains a novella called "If This Goes On" and two short stories: "Coventry" and "Misfit." It is not necessary to read the stories in order to enjoy them.

The first story in this book, "If This Goes On" takes place in a future America which is under the rule of a theocracy headed by a corrupt prophet. Think of Medieval Europe as controlled by the corrupt Catholic church and then add in modern snooping and surveillance techniques and wait for your blood to curdle. Let's hear it for separation of church and state!

The second story, "Coventry," is about a different way of handling lawbreakers in the future. The third story deals with the building of a space station halfway between Earth and Mars.

These stories were written in 1939 and 1940, so in some ways they are dated. However, Heinlein's ideas and philosophy seem to me to be still quite relevant. I had not reread this book in a number of years, and as I was listening to it, I realized how much Heinlein's ideas (which I first encountered as a teenager) have shaped my entire life.

I recommend both this book and Heinlein's works in general to you.

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- ShySusan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios