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Stranger in a Strange Land Novel

Updated on June 3, 2014

Novel by Robert A. Heinlein

I was never a fan of science fiction. When I hear the words science fiction I think of the movie Alien and other assorted movies with space ships that are out of touch with any reality that I will know. I love horror novels and found my favorite stuff to be about the apocalypse and how people will move on after this event happens. I was looking for something to read and came across this book. Reading the story explanation on the cover got me curious. It is about a space mission but the story takes place on a futuristic planet earth. A baby was born to two scientist on a mission on mars. The baby was brought back to earth without the parents and what ensues on the futuristic planet earth is a compilation of the morals and feelings we all know. I loved this book so much I read it more than one time.

Heinlien Books

I only read a few of his books. I am still not a fan of science fiction but found there are some works that don't fit the traditional format of a sci-fi book.

How to Read This

I mentioned above that I loved this book and read it more than once. This book must be read at least two times. I don't think anyone will understand what the author is trying to depict in just one read. Get the gist of the book on your first read and I guarantee you will want to read it again. There are so many little intricacies and things that are easily missed on a first read. This book was highly controversial when it first came out. A simple plot and beginning to the novel might leave you questioning why? Once you start to see the free love and religious ideas to come out it will be easier to see why all the controversy. If you are set in your ways and not willing to accept alternate forms of love and faith I don't recommend you read this.

Robert A. Heinlein with Hugo Award

Stranger in a Strange Land was in 1961 and won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1962.

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as you learn to understand

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Job: A Comedy of Justic

I couldn't write about this great author without a mention of this fine book. It is another of my favorite books by Robert A. Heinlein. When I read the title I somehow expected to read a story similar to "Dante's Inferno". I have no idea how I got that idea. The book is in no way similar other than in its own way someone is on a journey to hell.

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      5 years ago

      You've convinced me, in this review, to check out this author's books. I, too, am not such a sci-fi person, but now I'm interested in Stranger in a Strange Land. Thanks.


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