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Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein
Here at last is the complete, uncut version of Heinlein's all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. It is the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing. And love.
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SolaRaynor
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“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.“ --Robert A. Heinlen, “Stranger in a Strange Land“.

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Georgia6
Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert Anson Heinlein

Damn, I am actually glad I‘m done with this book! What the hell was that man on when he wrote this? Did you know that several of the members of the infamous Manson Family were big fans of this novel? That might be a red flag, you think?

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Georgia6
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Panpan

I‘m almost finished with this, thank Foster!! I cannot believe this is so highly touted as a “masterpiece “!! Basically this is Heinlein preaching about how women often ask to be raped ( no I‘m not kidding), how the solution to our world‘s problems is simply having group sex and starting a new religion! Pure crap!!

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 309

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

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bookishbitch
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I think I read this as a teen but can't quite remember. I nabbed this copy because of the cover art, and it says it is the uncut version. So even if I did already read this, it would have been the shorter version anyway. #tbrpile

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Kleblanc
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Friday night vibes 📚🔥

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TheBookDream
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This is my entry for #ChunksterChallenge2021 and the books your intimidated by challenge for #ReadHarder2021. Also my first attempt for #BCF21

I chose this one not because the size intimidates me (although it is a chunkster at just over 500 pages) but because the author really upsets me so I‘ve never finished it. Also, the person who told me about Heinlein passed away last year, and that complicates my feelings on this novel.

@Amiable

Amiable Good luck! You can do it! 1y
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DAB
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I have finally finish reading this book. Had to take several breaks but I did like the book. It will make you think.

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DAB
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A good day for finishing a book.

MynameisSnow Totally. I love days like that. The book sounds really interesting. Any good so far? 2y
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DAB
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Jubal should not have been surprised when Mike announced one breakfast that he was leaving. But he was surprised and, to his greater surprise, hurt.

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TheSpineView
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Eggs There‘s a Leon Russell Song with same title 🎶 2y
TheSpineView @Eggs Yes there is. I had totally forgotten about it. 2y
Georgia6 And it was actually inspired by this novel 13mo
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DAB
Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein

Just got started in this book. Not what I was expecting but I am totally enjoying it. Thank God for summer reading. it would never have made it on my list if not for the challenge.

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Kimberlone
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Reading in the sun today...temps in the 80s. Currently visiting with my boyfriend‘s family in PA. I‘m enjoying this book but it‘s not a fast read. I get why it‘s a classic of the genre.

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Kimberlone
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Plane reading. Flying to Philadelphia to meet my bf, whose father passed away last week. Air travel feels a bit strange right now.

BookmarksTheSpot Stay safe, friend. 2y
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Kimberlone
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Saturday reading views from my parents‘ house.

TheNeverendingTBR This is on my TBR, how was it? 2y
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Kimberlone
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Starting my new book club book tonight. Thankful that my neighborhood used book store is opened up again, and I was able to find a copy of the book I needed to read next!

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claudiuo
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#7Days7Books Day One

Thanks for the tag, @CindyMyLifeIsLit

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Jaimelire
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Panpan

I did not like this book. So sexist, made me cringe in many places. I also found the story dull and skimmed most of the last half. Not for me. I won‘t be reading anything else by this author.

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AdaChivers
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Another re read for my sci-fi bookclub.
I really like this book!

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SaraFair
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Could not get into this and I really wanted to have it under my belt. I have read other Heinlein books and had no problem. There are so many other books, I just couldn‘t put more time toward it. 😩

JanuarieTimewalker13 I totally understand that!! 3y
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ChrisW
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“Jealousy is a disease, Love is a Healthy condition”

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SpaceCowboyBooks
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One of my favorites. Of all things he predicted televangelism in this one. #sciencefiction #Heinlein

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 The 4th in the Penguin Modern Classic SciFi series is Heinlens novel about an Earth boy raised on Mars. After the Third World War, Earth sends a manned ship to Mars but loses all contact with it. 25 yrs later, Valentine, who was born onboard & raised by Martians, returns to Earth with psychic powers & is at first viewed with fear but becomes an almost cult-like figure starting his own religion.👽 #TheChild #StarTrekSummerMay

Leftcoastzen Beautiful series of books! Love your owl! 3y
Megabooks Wow! This sounds really interesting! And your copy has a beautiful cover 😍😍😍🖖🏻 3y
Megabooks You know, I just realized I read this 15 years ago. I had a friend who was really into Heinlen. Crazy that I had forgotten that! (edited) 3y
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Xeno
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This book was the first step I took in my sci-fi journey 2 years ago, so it holds a special spot in my heart!

I thought this was an epic journey which questions everything about our current social structure from the perspective of a true outsider. I loved following Michael through his earthly adventures and the implications it made of life thereafter.

P.S. I finally found the edition i wanted in a used bookstore after 2 years of searching!!

MStew Beautiful copy😍🤓 3y
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ReadingRanger
Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 3y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
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Susanita
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Sometimes I zip through IT tasks without a care; other times I feel like a #stranger in a strange land. I‘m about to throw my work computer out the window, so I‘m too frustrated now to keep butting heads with this #20things request. (I‘ve enjoyed reading everyone else‘s, though!)

So here are a few things:
-Litten since July 2016
-Live in Maryland
-Mystery fan

New followers: I‘m flattered! But please make a post as #proofoflife

#anewchapter

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁🤓 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m with you and totally agree!! 3y
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Leftcoastzen
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#ASpacemanCameTravelling #winterwonderland Valentine Michael Smith is human but he was born and educated on Mars.He‘s coming back to Earth......

Bklover Read this years ago. Don‘t remember much but I know I loved it! 4y
Leftcoastzen @Bklover Same boat!😂 4y
Cinfhen Wait... is this the David Bowie movie?? 4y
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Leftcoastzen @cinfhen No , that was Man who fell to Earth, I think. I read there may be a TV series in the works, but no movie version. 4y
Cinfhen It seems so familiar!!!! 🤨🧐🤔 4y
TrishB I enjoyed this book 👍🏻 4y
Bklover @Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen The only thing I remember is “Grokking”. 🤨🧐😏 4y
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Ruthiella
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Mehso-so

My experience with Heinlein has been mixed. Honestly the title is maybe my favorite thing about this story of the first human from Mars. It started off well but morphed into a kinda 70s free love thing...
#Spacemancametraveling
#WinterWonderland

TrishB Read a lot in the 80s but definitely not my thing now! 4y
Ruthiella @TrishB So far I‘ve really liked Starship Troopers the best. But I‘ll try one or two more maybe!😀 4y
Cinfhen Your blurb made me chuckle 😂😂😂 4y
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Glad to make you giggle 🤭 4y
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TuesdayReviews
Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert Anson Heinlein

“If a male and a female each loves the other, it is almost a certainty that they will also feel physically attracted—in which case, if they choose to do something about it, the safest arrangement is contractual marriage.” - Robert Heinlein, in a letter to a fan

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Meganphil
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All of my November 2018 Reads ❤️ not pictured: Stranger in a Strange Land

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Eos462
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#RRSciFiMonth Day 10 - Stack Saturday. Im a week behind, trying to cath up! Stack of scifi I'll get to eventually...

#toomanybooks #TBR #SCIFI

imyril I‘m so curious about Big Ship 4y
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rappsta6
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Chrissyreadit
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For some reason #maneater reminds me of Stranger In A Strange Land. Although it was a toss up with The Girl With All The Gifts. #octoberxfiles

Cinfhen I‘ve heard of this book but know very little about it...has a great #GoodReads score (edited) 4y
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I read this when I was in high school or college. I just remember I liked it and the end of it. 4y
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MStew
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Book mail!! So glad to now FINALLY own this strange little book about valentine Michael Smith who is from mars, he is more Martian than man! Sounds great and it's a classic sci-fi book! 👽

And in other News I'm addicted to tea now!😂 I always loved tea but @trioxin_sematary😚 taught me the best way to make it and now I'm addicted! Currently taking my tea with splash of milk and of course some sugar ❤ and tetley!!!

#scifi
#bookhaul
#tea

RadicalReader @meghan2714 love the wonder beautiful beverages people can expose and introduce you to where you don‘t know how you lived before this beautiful beverage bestowing its appearance on you 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive wanted to read this for a long time! I have it on my Kindle still waiting patiently for me. 4y
TheNeverendingTBR Yes!!! The good ol' Tetley never fails! 😃 I'm glad you like it babe! 😘💓 4y
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MStew @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it sounds really interesting 😃 4y
nmzhd Started listening audiobook. Already liking it. 4y
MStew @nmzhd hope its good!!😃 4y
nmzhd @meghan2714 I am new to books. Tried reading one book or two, but failed (Work and education). So I tried listening, I think it is working for me. 😊. Heinlein is amazing writer. 4y
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Michellesibs
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This was actually my first ever scifi novel and It was brilliant. Twenty years ago a space shuttle lands in mars and all contact with the crew is cut and they are presumed dead. Forward twenty years and when the next crew arrive on mars they meet Michael, a human, son of two previous crew members and since brought up by Martians. When mike is brought to earth for the first time it's a media circus and Mike has to learn the human ways and culture.

SaraFair Sounds awesome. He has others that are great too. I liked The Door into Summer and Have Spacesuit Will Travel. 4y
Michellesibs @SaraFair Thanks! I will add those two to my list! 4y
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strangerinastrangeland
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Every single person should read this book and learn to grok.

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sprainedbrain
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This cover is definitely not as horrid as some of those I have seen posted today, but it‘s my least favorite classic cover from my collection.

#maylovesclassics #litsyclassics #worsecover

Chrissyreadit This is a book I only remember sections of. But those few sections made up for the parts I did not love. 4y
JazzFeathers It doesn't look too bad, actually. I've seen things that you humans... 😨 4y
sprainedbrain @JazzFeathers 😉 Definitely not bad, just not my favorite. Maybe because I‘m a hardcover kinda girl and this is my old paperback from college. 4y
sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit same here... maybe a reread is in order for me! 4y
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zdupe
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the first half of this book. It was just all around fun to read. The second half really dragged for me, though. I guess you could say I just didn't grok the second half. Regardless, it was great and worth the read on its status as a classic alone.

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callunakeep
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1. Stranger in a Strange Land ... Planet of the Apes ... Brave New World

2. Zork

3. Motley Crüe ... Quiet Riot ...

4. Breakfast Club ... The Outsiders ... The Lost Boys ... Beetlejuice ... Back to the Future ... Footloose .... Gremlins ... Princess Bride ... OMG SOOO MANY?

@JoScho #manicmonday

JoScho Way too many! 4y
callunakeep @JoScho 🤓I know right!! 😍🤓 4y
Texreader Come on feel the noise! Girls rock your boys! 🎸🎸🎸 4y
callunakeep @Texreader 🎶 We‘ll get wild, wild, wild 🎶 4y
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TravisB
Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein

I found it, once again, like many novels of its day, to not hold up to time‘s judgment. The sexism alone made me squirm. And it makes me wonder about the strange adolescence of books, where time either condemns them to infamy, raises them with excuses on high, or drops them into obscurity.

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slightlyfoxed
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Getting caught up on #ReadingResolutions: Another Penguin Galaxy edition (I think at this point I only need Neuromancer to complete my collection), the illustrated Neverwhere (my fourth edition of this book, soon I‘ll have a whole shelf made up of Neil Gaiman books), and assorted other #red books to round things out.

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Jabberwocky
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Okay one more from the engagement shoot. I like to think that when I eventually finish writing my novel my author picture will look something like this. Tagged is my (somewhat problematic) favourite science fiction novel of all time, and also the book I‘m holding. 💖

JoScho So cute! 4y
Tamra Love it! 4y
Bookzombie I love this pic! 4y
Jabberwocky Thank you all ❤️❤️ 4y
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BookDame
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This is one of my husband‘s favorite books. I‘m currently reading it but he doesn‘t know it, which in turns limits me to reading it only when he isn‘t home or at my work during lunch.

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MiyakoBunny
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Day 23:A Book📖when I need a moment-In my opinion this book has always been just the perfect👌🏼mixture of things to make you stop🛑, take a moment, & take things in. It‘s the kind of book that doesn‘t take itself too seriously & neither should you regarding the book or yourself for that matter😄. Stop 🛑, Smell the🌹🌹, or set them on🔥-in the end happiness is what you make of it😁😉 #SurvivingDecember #BookTherapy #PhotoChallenge #Day23

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bohemian_yogini
Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein

“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy—in fact, they‘re almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil—and I grok that was your trouble, Ben. When your jealousy reared its head, you couldn‘t look it in the eye—so you fled.”

#BooksWithBohemianYogini

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suvata
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This was first science fiction book I ever read (way back in the 1970s) and it‘s still my favorite.

#GiveawayArtemis @Liberty

Bklover Me too!!! (First I ever read - way back in the 70‘s!). Loved it! (edited) 5y
suvata @Bklover A kindred spirit 5y
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Vansa
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