Wayne wrote:Chad wrote:The Moon is a Hard Mistress
It's a Sci Fi classic, never made into a movie (thought one is supposed to have been in development since 2015).
It's meaty, influential, and fun. Great characters doing interesting things fighting against tyrants. It also has lots of room for discussion as it's a layered story from the interpersonal relationships to the particularities of a society on the moon to the meta of how the all of the characters and story is an analogy of the American Revolution.
Science Fiction without the fluff, hard science without being boring and dry. It's fun and makes you think, I got my whole friend group to read it years ago and we all loved it.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/166 ... h_Mistress
It is on Audible as well. I know this because I am listening to it at the moment. I can't remember any cussing at all in it, but there is one thing I would mention about the "not too racy for your mom". There is a strong tone of non-traditional marriage in the form of "line marriage" that she may have issues with. This is not the focus of the story, but it is very prevalent. You know your mom better than us to know if that would be an issue or not.
True there is non-traditional marriage but it's a commentary on what a closed society would be like when there are two men for every one woman.
There aren't any sex scenes or literary nudity.