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Posted: 7 January 2010

This Bullet reminds me of the plot of the Robert Heinlein novel "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" (pub. 1966), in which the lunar colony revolts against rule from earth. Is the writer of this Bullet a Heinlein fan?

MindBullet logo MOON COLONISTS SUSPEND MINERAL SUPPLY TO EARTH
Settlers declare independence, threaten trade route to Mars
Dateline: 1 January 2074
Chinese officials today announced that they have lost control of their dark-side of the Moon base, Yuèliàng. The colony already produces some 80% of Chinese processed metals from their Mars mining operations. It has a population of nearly 750,000 people, almost half of whom have never lived anywhere else. The Chinese Moon colonists have been unhappy for years and revolt was expected, but ...
 
 
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