Audiobook Review: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Like Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land is one of those classics of science fiction that you have to contend with at some point even if reading the book(s) proves an arduous task.   Stranger in a Strange Land definitely made its mark when it first came out in 1961, even adding the word “grok” to the language (look it up, it’s in the dictionary and lists the book as its origin) as well as introducing such fascinating concepts as the Fair Witness (you can read more about that at this link).  And at the time that the book came out, it probably seemed quite controversial with its liberal attitude toward sexual mores and its thinly-veiled criticisms of religion.  And while all of that had its place and helped to kick-off the turbulent decade of the sixties, for me it still does not quite add up to a very satisfying piece of literature.  Full Article at this Link

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