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Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: March 15, 2000 (by Scott)
(Audible [unabridged] version)

Scott's Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars on March 15, 2000

Friday is a secret agent for an underground organization. The book starts off telling us about her job, the future that she lives in, and Friday herself, who is an artificial person, genetically engineered from the ground up. Then the book takes a turn, and starts to care more about how Friday survives, and what she seeks out of life, and care less about the science fiction angle of the book. The book does have one interesting sub-plot. The most important discovery of mankind, batteries that can store dramatically larger amounts of power than normal ones, are deliberately never patented. They remain a trade secret. Heinlen makes an interesting point with this, if a corporation does ever yield that much power not much would stop them from corrupting much of society. At any rate, the book is a fun read, and by then end, I really felt myself caring what happened to Friday, and I felt the book was very well rounded combination of science fiction and just plain fun fiction.
-- Scott and Michelle