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by Robert A. Heinlein,Robert McQuay

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Robert A. Heinlein,Robert McQuay
ISBN: 0786193573
ISBN13: 978-0786193578
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc; MP3 edition (March 1, 2002)
Fb2 eBook: 1207 kb
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Friday is a secret courier. She is employed by a man known to her only as "Boss.

NAME: Valentine Michael Smith ANCESTRY: Human ORIGIN: Mars. Valentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars, newly returned to Earth. On Luna - an open penal colony of the twenty-first century - a revolution is being plotted. The conspirators are a strange assortment: an engaging jack-of-all-trades, his luscious blonde girlfriend, and a lonely talking computer. Friday is a secret courier.

Friday is a 1982 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the story of a female "artificial person", the eponymous Friday, genetically engineered to be stronger, faster, smarter, and generally better than normal humans. Artificial humans are widely resented, and much of the story deals with Friday's struggle both against prejudice and to conceal her enhanced attributes from other humans.

Robert Anson Heinlei. hame on you, sir. .everwomanhatin. were you thinking when you wrote this drivel? Friday is, in my irritated opinion, the most offensive and childishly ridiculous female protagonist since Russ Meyer and Roger Corman teamed up to co-direct Planet of th. were you thinking when you wrote this drivel? Friday is, in my irritated opinion, the most offensive and childishly ridiculous female protagonist since Russ Meyer and Roger Corman teamed up to co-direct Planet of the Nympho Bimbos Part II: Attack of the Soapy Breast Monsters.

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Robert A. Heinlein Friday I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX xx xxi xxii xxiii xxiv xxv XXVI XXVII XX VIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII. Robert A. Heinlein Friday. I. As I left the Kenya Beanstalk capsule he was right on my heels.

Robert Anson Heinlein (/ˈhaɪnlaɪn/; July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and retired Naval officer.

Friday proves once again why Robert Heinlein's novels have sold more than 50 million copies, have won countless awards, and have earned him the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction. FRIDAY IS A SUPERBEING. as joyous to read as IT is provocative. She is as strong and resourceful and decisive as any Heinlein hero; in addition she is loving (oh, yes) and tender and very, very female.

His best since The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. But in Friday Heinlein has created one of the most enlightened, warm, engaging and humane characters in the science fiction field, gifting us a novel of female empowerment that was well ahead of its time. One of Heinlein's best, which is to say one of the best in all of Science Fiction-terrific story with a superbly realized heroine and world.

Comments to eBook Friday
Friday The book is great! Loved reading it! HOWEVER, the Kindle version SUCKS old rotten ostrich eggs. It's FULL of typos, some of which are not difficult to figure out, but when you come across a word, "cormls," even in context it's damn hard to figure out what it is ... see Friday Kindle version, location 5520. I just bought the Kindle version, then read in the comments section about the typos. So I looked myself, and the comment was correct! My advice? Keep the hardcover or paperback(s) you have of Friday and read them. The Kindle version is aggravating because of the darn typos, which is from poor proofreading.
Heinlein is more prophetic today than he was 35 years ago, when Friday was published (1982). It was a favorite when first I read it, and still today having just completed reading it for a second time. Heinlein has no equal on the bookshelves, in ink or electrons. He is, especially in his later work, keen on creating a compelling insight into our common humanity in an uncommon future. Friday Jones, our heroine, is a genetically enhanced human, or artificial person, in the parlance of the book. She is kooky smart and as deadly as she is sexy. But hers is a coming of age story nevertheless. I personally like stories slight on plot and heavy on character interaction. This book delivers. We learn about Friday in the first person and about the future of our species as Friday navigates mega-corporations and intergalactic political duress all the while trying only to find a loving home. And for those new to Heinlein, be ready for some not-so-subtle commentary on morals and ethics.

Readers should note that the transition from ink to electrons was not without errors galore. I suspect this too is a condition we live with in 2017.
In my opinion, one of Heinlein's breast...wups! One of Heinlein's most fantastically convoluted books and one of his best portrayals of a female character in his oeuvre. Look out for a funny scientology reference...

I'd include a synopsis but I really don't see the point. Suffice it to say the story revolves around an artificial person (AP) named friday baldwin and in it you will encounter shadow governments, assassins, group families, a fractured United States, coups, religious skewering, cultural commentary and of course Heinlein's brand of rugged individualism.
Loved this book when I first read it years ago. As with other Heinlein novels, it's as much about culture, particularly social norms and prejudices, as it is vision of possible futures. Social commentary about politics and religion is embedded in the plot. I was intrigued by the exercise regarding how to identify a failing society; there is something to consider in relation to current (2018) politics and culture in the United States.

As a caution, readers may be offended by the attitude takwn by the novel toward sexuality (including the pregnancy of a 14 year old toward the end of the novel) and religion (particulsrly Catholicism).
This was my first full novel by Heinlein - until now I had only read a few of his short stories. This is a good novel, but frankly I preferred his short stories more.

Having said that, it has interesting characters, an adequately paced and we'll told plot, enough of a whiff of mystery (and even some intrigue), and some respectable scifi-type philosophical questions thrown in there to make it worth a read on a long journey (which is what I did).

The only draw back I think is that the novel teases and flirts with some big issues but doesn't really take any bold turns with them and so never fully explores them I felt.

All in all, it s a good read, but nothing exceptional in the sci-fi landscape, which is what I'd have expected from the master that is Heinlein.
watching to future
Friday is a controversial book that many complain about because they say it trivializes rape and so on. These critics clearly haven't read the book properly and totally misunderstand the character of the heroine. The key to understanding Friday is realizing that, although outwardly she seems to be competent and successful, inwardly she lacks the confidence to recognize that she is so. The genius of Heinlein is that he can allow the attentive reader to understand his heroines flaws and weaknesses even though the heroine is also the narrator.

You can read this book, as I first dis at age 12 or so, as an action adventure story and it is that, but you can read it in deeper layers too including the layer where you admire the master and his craftmanship
Somehow I missed reading this in junior high when all my friends were reading it. Overall I really liked this book. I was somewhat surprised that a significant portion of it takes place in a area that I'm familiar with, the border area of North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba. I've visited Winnipeg several times.

I liked the characters, I thought the plot line was fine, but the action ran at you time and time again like a blitzing linebacker. Friday was the only really well developed character, the rest of the characters were fairly disposable and transient. At times it was kinda preachy on the issues of libertarianism and, somewhat shockingly, on discrimination. Anyone who claims Heinlein is racist and/or discriminatory probably hasn't read him. Friday ended up having way more sex than I was expecting. She's oddly unemotional about the rape at the beginning of the book. I've heard it said it's because she doesn't regard herself as human. I'm not sure I buy into that. She's a little tentative about kissing a woman at first, but then seems to get quite into it. None of her relationships are what someone might consider 'conventional'.

My biggest complaint was the formatting of this copy. This was apparently a bad OCR, as there were numerous instances of misspellings and improper punctuation.
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