Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

NAME: Valentine Michael SmithANCESTRY: HumanORIGIN: MarsValentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars, newly returned to Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature ...

Title:Stranger in a Strange Land
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780441788385
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    Stranger in a Strange Land Reviews

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)

    Apparently a classic of the sci-fi cannon, I'd never heard of this book until it came up on a book club here. It took me a long time to read only because of lack of time, and a rather annoying trait t...

  • Lyn

    One must read Heinlein's signature work to understand what all the fuss is about, from both sides. For the RAH fans and Sci-Fi crowd, this is an excellent book, a masterpiece of the genre. For the opp...

  • Christy

    This is a book that it seems like I should like. It deals with issues of religion, including a strong critique of religion as we know it, presents socially progressive ideas about sex and relationship...

  • Keith

    Well, I don't quite know what the hell that was. I'd gotten it into my head at some point that you weren't anything until you got reading this out of the way, but it was probably one of the most odiou...

  • Kate

    (Note: Original pub date is 1961)Fuck you, Heinlein!!! That's like 3 or 4 hours of my life I'm NEVER GETTING BACK. This isn't a book, it's a pompous recitation of every one of your pet peeves and pet ...

  • Robin Hobb

    I will state, without apology, that I have enjoyed every Robert Heinlein book I have ever read.Do I always agree with his philosophy or his observations on life. No.But he tells me a story, and while ...

  • Petra-X

    "Nine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it’s at least partly her own fault." The most quoted sentence from this book.He's right it is. A woman should shroud herself in black, even wear a veil ...

  • Apatt

    “Democracy’s worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents—a depressingly low level.”Now, why does that resonate so hard? Great line even t...

  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)

    Nowadays, most people seem to either love or hate Heinlein. Many read his children's books like Podkayne from Mars, Red Planet and The Rolling Stones, enjoyed the adventure and moved on to his adult s...

  • Jareed

    “Nine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it’s at least partly her own fault.” (511) Perhaps this is the single most quoted statement from this work, and also the statement by which Heinl...