Stranger in a Strange Land      by Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic.

Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth's inhabitants forever...

"One of the grand masters of science fiction."--Wall Street Journal

"A brilliant mind-bender...Wonderfully humanizing...The name of the leading character in Stranger in a Strange Land is as familiar to millions of literate persons as Oliver Twist or Holden Caulfield."--Kurt Vonnegut, The New York Times Book Review

"Certainly among the most fiction novel[s] of all time."--The Guardian

"This book was destined to become a bestseller, shaping the sensibilities of a generation."--The Boston Globe

"One of the most popular science fiction novels ever published."--Library Journal

Year First Published:1961

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