Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. On his new planet, Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, a sexual pioneer, a neon evangelist, a martyr, and, finally, a messiah. Stranger in a Strange Land is the most famous science fiction novel ever written. It became the bible of the "love generation" and transcended the genre to achieve the status of a modern classic.
©1961 by Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks
Heinlen, man you could spin a tale. Thou art God, thank you water brother, good story. Some reviews say the female characters are, sexistly formed. Heinlen knew, more about the human condition than amazon reviewer. If you ever served listen to starship troopers, the book not the movie.
It is an amazing story. In my opinion it has some faults. Besides the sexism zeitgeist, which is to be expected, it is only at the conclusion of the book when you are able to grasp the fulness of the story. It is complex once you know where it will end. It keeps you engaged but merely out of stubbornness. If read twice, it is a masterpiece.
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I can literally listen to this book several times a year and still find new levels and meaning in it. The characters are rich, the story is engaging, the mirror this story provides us with which to look at our own perversions and insanities and brilliances still sharp after more than fifty years. The performer is amazing as well. This is a classic recording of a classic sci-fi story, one that does what all truly great science fiction does - it beautifully paints a tapestry of the human condition.
This is the most famous Science Fiction novel ever written for a reason. It is superb! Eminently satisfying it left me hungry for a sequel. At least we will see Jubal appear again in later stories featuring Lazarus Long. Mr Hurt delivered a talented performance with rich characterization of the players. I look foreard to hearing his next story.
Robert Heinlein at his best! That is why it was a classic read in the 70's. It was nearly a cult then when cults were common. It is a science fiction retelling of the second coming. Enjoy!
Setting aside the sandpaper effect of the roles of women and heterosexuality and intriguing look at humanity and the futility of religion.
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