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Friday

First Edition cover of Friday

Author Robert A. Heinlein
Cover artist Richard Powers
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novel
Publisher Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Publication date April 1982
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-03-061516-X (first edition, hardback)

Friday is a 1982 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the story of a female "artificial person", the titular character, 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. The story occurs against a backdrop of general social collapse, in a balkanized world in which the United States has been split up into a number of smaller nations. Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction. ... Richard Powers (born June 18, 1957) is a novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... Holt, Rinehart and Winston, somethimes abbreviated as HRW or referred to as Holt, is an Austin, Texas based publishing company, that specializes in textbooks for use in secondary schools. ... Hardcover books A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or sometimes leather). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... ISBN redirects here. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction. ... Balkanization is a geopolitical term originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region into smaller regions that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other. ...


Friday was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1982 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1983. The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ... Winners of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works. ...

Contents

Plot summary

The book deals with Friday, an artificial person superior in many ways to an ordinary human, but subject to great prejudice when she is discovered. Employed as a courier who can really care for herself in a Balkanized world, she is forced to journey all over North America when she is caught up in civil disturbances. She reaches safety, but is soon displaced by her boss's death. Sent on a space journey as a courier, she realizes that the journey is likely to end with her death, and evades the ship's authorities to settle on a pioneer world with friends made earlier in the narrative.


A new future history

Friday's world appears (as noted below) to be derived from the short-story 'Gulf', and the world of Gulf itself appears to have split away from the history of Heinlein's own Future History series shortly after 'The Black Pits of Luna', so that Luna City founded by Harriman, Strong and Dixon rather than the USAF and NASA is the point of departure. Through the novel, we are introduced to a number of salient features of recent history

  • The Second Atlantic Rebellion - concluded July 4th 2076, under the assumption that the American Revolution was the First Atlantic Rebellion. During this time, the United States ceased to exist as a single coherent entity, and balkanised into regionally coherent territories under different forms of government. the effects of the rebellion were widespread, as other North American countries also underwent upheaval at this time, to change their political forms and relationships. NATO is dissolved by this action, which results in a long-standing grudge to be finished between:
  • The Russian-Prussian War - Russia is attacked by a Prussian-dominated German state a decade after the Second Atlantic Rebellion, so ca 2086-2087. Presumably the dissolution of NATO paved the way for both German reunification and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Friday remarks that the Prussians "got their hides nailed to the wall" even though conventional wisdom had assumed that they would win. Dr. Baldwin uses this war as an example of how judicious assassination can change the course of history.
  • The Seattle earthquake - At some point between the time of Friday's birth and the events of the story, the city of Seattle is completely destroyed by what seems to have been one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history. Many people who wish to conceal their true identities in Friday's time claim to have been born in Seattle.
  • The discovery of the Shipstone - Daniel Shipstone is supposed to have discovered his 'improved power battery', which might be more accurately likened to a direct-conversion system whose action potential is set-up by accumulation of solar quanta. Shipstone is supposed to have discovered his invention before the Second Atlantic Rebellion, and it is highly probable given events in the novel that the wealth inherent in his discovery may even have been a motivating factor. By Friday's time, the Shipstone Complex is extremely massive and powerful.
  • The Imprisonment of Dr. Hartley Baldwin - In 'Gulf' Dr. Baldwin and the Green's successfully prevent the launch of nuclear weapons by a group of politically motivated would-be tyrants from the moon. While the Green's actions are successful, and they die in the attempt, Dr. Baldwin is held accountable by the Lunar Government, who have him serve sentence on Earth. The ensuing Rebellion frees Baldwin, but by which time Friday is several years old, and cannot be rescued from here Creche.
  • The Fall of the Quito Skyhook - In the decade after star-travel and system space travel, Clarke-Space Elevators become a common method of commerce and motion of material have become a lifeline between Earth and the Interstellar Colonies. 5 years before the novel begins, 'Terrorist' activity results in the fall of the Quito Skyhook in Ecuador, resulting in much loss of life and destruction as the monofilament diamond cable fell to earth.
  • Red Thursday - a set of assassinations which Friday is a periphery witness to, in her travels. The first strike, ostensibly by a group calling themselves 'the Stimulators' sees the assassination or attempted assassination of most of the major territorial leaders of Earth (in commercially important locations) on one night in 2093. There is a second wave 14 days later, but the assassinations end with leaders surviving, and assassins killed. This is an interesting method of political hierarchy change, but Heinlein depends (some reviewers have felt too strongly) on the reader's intelligence to work out the meaning behind the attacks. Results include Friday's later river excursions, and thwarting an assassination in the California Confederacy
  • The Bombay Plague - a planetary re-occurrence of the Black Plague, beginning in a highly overpopulated India at the end of the book, and predicted by Friday after a change of career objective.

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The Dominions of North America

North America is the setting for the majority of actions on Earth, and the following Balkanised states exist, whose interactions with others vary.

  • The Chicago Imperium - encompassing the Northern Midwest, as far as Colorado, Illinois, and surrounding states. Economically prosperous, and ruled from Chicago by a Chairman. The Imperium is a corporate state in the style of Mussolini's Italy, and equally riddled with contradiction. The ruler is the Chariman, and his ruling style may be likened to that of Al Capone, on who he is modeled. It is equally possible Capone is a demigod, though Heinlein never discusses this. The Imperial Police, or Greenies (for the color of their uniform), are reputed to be quite merciless when captuirng suspects, and to 'Burning out a victims brain'. After the events of Red Thursday, the Imperium's government rounds up and executes suspected "Democrats", an event which echoes the purges of Communists in Nazi Germany.
  • The California Confederacy - Includes the former American states of California, Oregon, and Washington. Its form of government is a democracy taken to its illogical extreme. Instead of having a fixed constitution, all law in California seems to be subject to change by a majority plebiscite vote. The tendency of voters is to pass laws that encourage "democracy" and "equality" on a superficial level. For example, when it was noted that Californians with college degrees earned more than those with high school diplomas alone, the California voters passed a law granting all citizens a bachelor's degree upon graduation from high school.

California's head of state is John 'Chief Warwhoop' Tumbril, whom Friday saves from assassination in one of the follow-ups to Red Thursday. A later, successful assassination is noted in the news. Law is all important in California - the Chief depends on his legal aides more than anything else, though 'The Law' is all too fluid given Californians' litigious and democratic nature. The concept of the corporate state developed under the context of Fascism in Mussolinis Italy as a means of regulating industrial relations. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... This article is about the form of society and political movement. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...

  • The Atlantic Alliance - not much mention is made of these states, but it can be presumed these are Eastern Seaboard of the USA (and possibly Atlantic Canada as well).
  • Texas - An independent country. Vicksburg is a central part of events - Vicksburg Old Town and Low Town are the two parts of the city, including the Civil War Battlefields 'Forgotten to Everybody - but not to Vicksburg ! these fields are sacred and nothing may be built on them'. Vicksburg Low Town is described as 'Being by the river, and reachable with a funicular car system. In daylight cops patrol in pairs, at night they leave the place alone.... All in all , Vicksburg low town is the liveliest, most exciting and dangerous place you can visit, and be sure to get a blood test afterwards!'
  • The Kingdom of Mexico - Now no longer a republic, possibly ruled from Spain, or by expatriate Spanish Royalty, but both of these are conjecture only.

Canada has become split into

  • British Canada - Seems to include the Anglophone provinces of Canada from Ontario west to British Columbia. Sporting Mounties, and other traditional Canadian culture. No mention is made of the Atlantic Provinces; they may have become part of the Atlantic Union.
  • Quebec - the former Canadian province has finally achieved its dream of independence. Montreal is its most important city and possibly its capital. Political parties include revanchiste (dedicated to conquering the rest of the former Canadian provinces) and reunioniste (dedicated to a peaceful reunion of Quebec with British Canada). The current Prime Minister is revanchiste.
  • Alaska Free State - as the name implies, an Autonomous territory.
  • Hawaii is presumably independent, as is Puerto Rico. Hawaii is supposed to have a spaceport and Semi-Ballistic Field.

Rest of World Look up Anglophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Atlantic Canada consists of the four Canadian provinces on the Atlantic Ocean: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Quebec The Quebec sovereignty movement is a movement calling for the attainment of sovereignty for Quebec, a province of the country of Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ...

  • Prussia - a unified Germany, possibly encompassing Czechoslovakia and Austria again.
  • Great Russia - the USSR after the defeat of the Communists by the Germans, a large independent state.
  • Canton - a province of Great China
  • India - appears to have absorbed Pakistan, but even more overpopulated than today.

Solar System Locales

  • L3, L4 and L5 - Ell Three, Ell Four and Ell Five are giant space stations, acting as way stations at the Lagrange points in Earth orbit. Centres of commerce and known for wild feminine fashion.
  • Ceres - Neutral Solar System (Star systems?) banking house similiar to Switzerland. Home, together with Luna City, of

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  • Mars - New colony
  • Venus - New Colony, scientific terraforming.

The Interstellar Colonies

Heinlein lists the following :

  • Light Years Name Cat. HR Spectrum Surf Temp Abslt Mag. RA/Dec Notes
  • 40.7 Outpost DM-545466 G8 5300 5.5 13h53m/-44.46 Cold, Bleak
  • 67.9 Botany DM-445466 G4 5900 4.7 14h12m/-44.46 Earthlike, Australian
  • 98.7 The Realm DM-518206 G5 5700 5.4 14h24m/-53.43 Rich Empire
  • 4.38 Proxima α-Cen A G2 5600 4.35 14h55m/-60.38 Oldest Colony
  • 57.5 Forest DM-489494 G5 5500 5.1 15h18m/-48.08 New, Primitive, Restricted
  • 50.1 Fiddler's Green Nu(2)Lupi G2 5800 4.7 15h18m/-48.08 Restricted
  • 90.5 Midway DM-479266 G5 5600 6.1 15h20m/-47.44 Theocracy (Christian)
  • 81.45 Halcyon DM-496953 G5 5300 5.7 15h26m/-49.47 Restricted (Plutocrat Retirement)
  • 0.00 Sol G2 5800 4.85 For Comparison / Home of Man.

Planets are rated on a T scale, Earth being a T-8. some planets are very difficult, for instance T-13, other like the plutocracy retirement lanets like Halcyon being T-2.


On Halcyon, the young wait on the old hand and foot - the planet has a lower gravity than Earth, higher oxygen content in the air, and gentle temperature chnges as well as longer year. Land owner have to be over 50, and wealthy.


Fiddler's Green is restricted, as the colonists have reverted to polyamourous nudist hedonism in a safe environment, which is rich in natural foods.


Outpost is cold and scrabbling, and the home to many involuntary transportees.


The Realm is controlled by System Enterprises and Interworld corporations (see below), throuh proxies in the form of the First Citizen and his wife, the Dauphiness, implying Bourbon royalty and excesses are the form of regime there.


Botany Bay is a British Colonial posession, ruled from England by the King. Colonization requirements include the English Language, and scientific skills are prized, allowing a colonist to enter without fee.


Technology

  • The Shipstone - The cornerstone of energy dispersal and chanelling, the Shipstone power cell stores energy gathered by photovoltaic panels, at an order of magnitude and efficiency previosuly unheard of. Use is restricted, though purchase and lease is not. Centerpiece of an enormous terrestrial, Solar System and Interstellar power structure.
  • Anti-grav - practical antigravity was achieved sometime in the late 20th or early 21st century, when "Dr. Forward showed us how". Antigravity generators small enough to fit in vehicles the size of cars and trucks are mass-produced, but their use seems to be strictly regulated, since antigravity vehicles are referred to as "Authorized Power Vehicles" or APV's. Antigravity is used in space travel within the Solar system, as well as interstellar travel.
  • Semi-Ballistic - SB's are commercial trans-atmospheric passenger flights with vehicles resembling the NASP and HOTOL, able to cross the Pacific Ocean in 45 minutes.
  • Beanstalk/Skyhook - Diamond monofilament Clarke Space Elevators dotted around the world for system and inerstellar mass transfer and commerce. Subject of terrorism.
  • Horse and Traps - with the demise of fossil fuels, car manufacturers have taken to building horsed rather than horseless carriages. Manufacturers like Honda, Chevrolet and Buick are mentioned as being carriage manufacturers.

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The Shipstone Complex

Founded 20 years ago, the Shipstone Complex owns the following companies:

  • The Daniel Shipstone Estate, Inc.
  • Muriel Shiptone Memorial Institute Research Laboratories
  • Shipstone Tempe
  • Shipstone Gobi
  • Shipstone Aden
  • Shipstone Sahara
  • Shipstone Africa
  • Shipstone Death Valley
  • Shipstone Karroo
  • Shipstone Never-Never
  • Shipstone Ell-Four
  • Shipstone Ell-Five
  • Shipstone Stationary
  • Shipstone Tycho
  • Shipstone Ares (Mars)
  • Shipstone Deep-Water
  • Sears Montgomery, Inc.
  • Prometheus Foundation
  • Coca-Cola Holding Co.
  • Interworld Transport Corporation
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Pty.
  • JP Morgan Associates
  • Out-Systems Colonial Corporation
  • Billy Shipstone School for Handicapped Children
  • Wolf Creek Pass Natue Preserve
  • Ano Nuevo Wild Life Refuge
  • Shipstone Visual Arts Museum and School

Also

  • Ceres and South Africa Acceptances Ltd.
  • Mastercharge of California
  • Mastercharge of Chicago
  • American Express
  • Visa

The Shipstone Corporation is one enormous corporation, which looks like many companies, but is in fact one company, forming an interstellar government. the events of Red Thursday are a succession of Shipstone Shareholders wanting to depose the old guard and place themselves in power. Ultimately their assassination plot reaches the Realm.


The Realm is a unique creation - most of the stocks of Interworld are owned within the Realm, and so it directs the activities on Earth to its own liking. It tis therefore likely that the Realm was found and developed by the Shipstone companies to create their own corporate state and ultimately form their own imperial space, with the Realm as centrepiece. New planets are discovered regularly, and so they are building a strong imperial scope, the first time since the British East India Company id so in the 19th Century.


Genetic technology

With mastery of the genetic language, life science companies, such as

  • The University of Berkeley, Davis
  • McGill University (Dept. of Teratology)
  • The University of Auckland School of Medicine (Dept. Teratology)
  • Mendelian Associates, Zurich

produce two classes of new beings :

  • Living Artifacts - modified animals and humans able to help men, e.g. Kobolds for mining (who resemble dwarves), and talking super-dogs, such as one in New Zealand called Lord Nelson.
  • Artificial People - Friday (Marjorie Friday Baldwin) is one - enhanced super-humans with strength, speed, stamina, and sense far superior to normal humans. Present in society in small numbers, often slaves to free people (indenture), and shunned by ordinary human beings both for their acknowledged superiority. Most of the World religions and laws label AP's as non-human, not subject to human laws, and unable to marry, own property, and without souls. Friday is often sorrowful about her status as an AP, despite having a high status in her own organisation and much respect, love and awe from her human colleagues.

Other humorous touches

The Roman Catholic Church is apparently disbanded, and the Southern Baptist Fundamentalists have a planet of their own, Midway, where every day is a Sunday. However, there is still a Pope-in-Exile, who apparently lives in the hope of the second coming of Christ. One of the characters. Jim Prufit, is supposed to be a Catholic Priest, though in secret, also demonstrating the discredited and illegal nature of the Catholic church at this time in history.


Allusions/references to other works

Friday is loosely tied to the novelette "Gulf", which appeared in Assignment in Eternity, since both works share characters — "Kettle Belly" Baldwin and "Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Green". (The latter two do not appear in Friday, but are mentioned as two of the title character's genetic progenitors.) The motif of a secret superman society in the latter work, however, is not mentioned in Friday, where the heroine is an artificial person, and is not part of a secret society (the principal reason to be secret about her artificialness is to avoid discrimination). However, at his death, Baldwin leaves Friday a subsidy to finance her emigration to any planet of her choice, except Olympia, where the "supermen" went at some indeterminate point in the past. Gulf (1949) is a novella by Robert A. Heinlein, originally published as a serial in the November and December 1949 issues of Astounding Science Fiction. ... Assignment in Eternity is an collection of science fiction novellas by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1953. ...


The Shipstone, the extra-solar colonies Fiddler's Green, Proxima and Botany Bay, and the start of the balkanization of North America are mentioned in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. Balkanization is a geopolitical term originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region into smaller regions that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other. ... Book cover The Cat Who Walks Through Walls is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1985. ...


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