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ISBN13: 9780345309884
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Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns. Working at Boss's whimsical behest she travels from far north to deep south, finding quick, expeditious solutions as one calamity after another threatens to explode in her face....

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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, in which North America has become Balkanized into dozens of independent states, where culture has become bizarrely vulgarized and chaos is the happy norm, she finds herself on shuttlecock assignment at Boss' 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.

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Eileen Matsumuro, April 24, 2013 (view all comments by Eileen Matsumuro)
One of my favorite books, one of my favorite Heinlein books, and I make it a point to read it every year. It's a simple story about love and acceptance with lots of action thrown in. Friday navigates a future world complicated with genetically modified humans, elitist attitudes and laws, and political strife while looking for the only family she's ever known.
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Exploding Monkey, September 10, 2006 (view all comments by Exploding Monkey)
Masterfully written as always?but nowhere near his best?Friday is a good read for fans of Robert A. Heinlein. However, while the main character is compelling, and the universe she is in is well realized, Heinlein gets sidetracked by his libido more often than he should. Simply put: there is a ton of unnecessary sexual content getting in the way of the main character?s journey throughout the tale. Heinlein suffers from an inability to kill his darlings with this book. In the end, it hampers what is otherwise an excellent look on the moral issues surrounding of cloning and the topic of equality. Heinlein, always political and always sticking to the harder edge of sci-fi, will please fans of his later works with this story, but it may be a bad entry point for Heinlein newbies. If you?re of the latter group, I suggest starting with: ?The Moon is a Harsh Mistress? or ?Glory Road.?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345309884
Author:
Heinlein, Robert A.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
Heinlein, Robert A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Future life
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
19830731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.85 x 4.2 x 1 in 0.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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, in which North America has become Balkanized into dozens of independent states, where culture has become bizarrely vulgarized and chaos is the happy norm, she finds herself on shuttlecock assignment at Boss' 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.
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