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Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) [Novel]
by Robert A. Heinlein Rating: Weighted - 7.6 / Average - 7.6 of 10 (109 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

Name: Valentine Michael Smith
Ancestry: Human
Origin: Mars

Here is Heinlein's masterpiece—the brilliant spectacular and incredibly popular novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. It is the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing. And love.

Original title: Stranger in a Strange Land
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien Beings


  • Dedication: "For Robert Cornog Frederic Brown Philip José Farmer"
  • "NOTICE: All men, gods, and planets in this story are imaginary. Any coincidence of names is regretted. —R.A.H."

Edition #1: Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
Awards: Hugo: Novel (1962)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A brilliant mind-bender, thought-provoking book" Kurt Vonnegut, New York Times
  • "Uses satire, humor, fantasy, remarkable characters... evidently Heinlein intended his book to be disturbing, shocking and entertaining. It is. It sparkles and crackles and produces goose bumps of apprehension and dissatisfaction with the human race... The best of his many books..." Washington Post
  • "...A glimpse of love, of worship, of honor and devotion more basic and more pure than anything earth has seen since the days of apostolic Christianity... unsettling, swift-paced, excellent and infuriating... bears out the premise that good science fiction is—good fiction." Theodore Sturgeon
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(c.July 1, 1987)

Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441790340
Pages: 448

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Stranger in a Strange Land (November 1, 1985)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: New English Library
ISBN: 9780450004032
Pages: 400

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