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
I live in Columbia Maryland not Columbia Moldova! I haven't turned into a Groucho Marx character yet.
Profound insights garbed in an entertaining, interesting story. No need to deconstruct. A bit patriarchal but reflects time period.
Tell me about hard sci fi books!
Yes I would, it is entertaining, interesting, and historically important.
Wow, I don't really know. I have not gone through enough Heinlein to compare it to his other works.
Jubal Harshaw - he really steps into that character, great performance.
Not suitable for children
While I liked the idea of this story, it introduced several intriguing themes, but dropped them to move to another set of characters without fully developing any of them. When the book dropped into the cult/sexual intrigues, I gave up on the book altogether. I rarely fail to finish a book, but this one failed to keep my interest.
Sometimes the wisest thing to do is die when wisdom is replaced with the understanding that only the organic is lost. . .
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