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Friday

Friday

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by Robert A. Heinlein
     
 

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"AS JOYOUS TO READ AS IT IS PROVOCATIVE . . . Friday is all woman . . . 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."
—Los Angeles Times

Friday is a secret courier. She is employed by a man known to her only as "Boss." Operating from and over a near-future

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"AS JOYOUS TO READ AS IT IS PROVOCATIVE . . . Friday is all woman . . . 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."
—Los Angeles Times

Friday is a secret courier. She is employed by a man known to her only as "Boss." Operating from and over a near-future Earth, where chaos is the happy norm, she finds herself on assignment at Boss's seemingly whimsical behest. From New Zealand to Canada, from one to another of the new states of America's disunion, she keeps her balance nimbly with quick, expeditious solutions to one calamity and scrape after another.

Not since Valentine Michael Smith, hero of the bestselling Stranger in a Strange Land, has Robert Heinlein created a more captivating protagonist. 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. . . . Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world of chaotic ferocity and intrigue, she can think better and make love better than any of the normal people around her."
—The New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/01/2015
Although not technically an android or even a cyborg, Heinlein's title character experiences much the same prejudice/racism usually reserved for them in such stories, as she is an "Artificial Person" ultimately seeking her place in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030615535
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1982
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
384

What People are saying about this

Jerry Pournelle
His best since The Moon is a Harsh Mistress...The old Master's back.
Harlan Ellison
Get it, enjoy it, and trumpet the news: Heinlein's back -- and better than ever.
Frederick Pohl
...The Grand Master has done it again: Friday is as tight and fast-paced as a Puppetmaster's, and even more fun to read.

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