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...
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It’s no wonder that the hippie counterculture quickly claimed this philosophical science-fiction satire as their own. Written in a hip, irreverent, and fast-paced style, Robert Heinlein’s novel captures the ’60s zeitgeist, particularly the mistrust of “the man.” The book’s superhuman hero is Valentine Michael Smith, a.k.a the Man from Mars. This messiah comes to Earth to preach the word of the Old Ones, the Martian elders, introducing utopian concepts of free love, communication, and spirituality that were downright revolutionary for 1961. But unlike a lot of other hippie totems, Stranger in a Strange Land still feels vital and exciting all these decades later.
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I grok this book!
If you don't, then maybe you need to read it again, or perhaps you need to learn more about yourself.
This book is the core of what it is to live.