The Long Watch

The Long Watch is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein. It is about a military officer who faces a coup d'├ętat by a would-be dictator.

Originally named "Rebellion on the Moon", the story appeared in the December 1949 American Legion Magazine. It appears in Heinlein's short story collections, The Green Hills of Earth and The Past Through Tomorrow. While it is included in collections of Future History stories and appears on Heinlein's timeline chart, "The Long Watch" does not appear to share continuity with the history, but with Space Cadet published a year earlier.

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