Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published. Still topical and challenging ...Show synopsisEpic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published. Still topical and challenging today, the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the first man from Mars to visit Earth, is in the great tradition of stories that endure through the power of the author's imagination that stretches from Gulliver's Travels to 1984.Hide synopsis
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Though dated in some ways when it came out, Heinlein's classic still resonates with existential and cosmic wit, pungent satire and thoughtful but humorous sallies into the worlds of sex, politics and religion. If you haven't sampled Heinlein's classic yet, try it and be prepared for a thoughtful and entertaining experience.
I remember this book from my youth, when it was thought slightly shocking, if ok because only science fiction. Now we've heard it before, but the book is still a great classic of science fiction. Some of the discs were slightly defective, so I had to skip a bit, but not too bad.
I read this book at least thirty years ago. I don't know what triggered my urge to read Heinlein again but I bought 3 of his books from Albris! However, Stranger in a Strange Land will always be one of my favorite S/F stories. It has it all - Martians, space travel, mystery, murder, intrigue, angels, magic! Add a sly slam to organized religion and a beautiful love story and there you have it - something for all ages, gender, reading level...
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