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ISBN13: 9780441788385
ISBN10: 0441788386
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One of the greatest science fiction novels ever published, Stranger in a Strange Land's original manuscript had 50,000 words cut. Now they have been reinstated for this special 30th anniversary trade edition. A Mars-born earthling arrives on this planet for the first time as an adult, and the sensation he creates teaches Earth some unforgettable lessons. "A brilliant mind-bender".--Kurt Vonnegut.

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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.

About the Author

Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.

He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.

Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.

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FatoldbaldGUY, January 9, 2013 (view all comments by FatoldbaldGUY)
A "science fiction" classic, last year's rereading is at least the twelfth reading. It still excites me and holds me to missing sleep and putting off projects (especially honey-dos) until I've finished it again. Heinlein was known as a writer of "hard" or technology based speculative fiction, but throughout, he was a storyteller. His characterizations are fully developed real people. His humor is well honed. It will probably be a year or two, but I know I'll be reading it again.
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SFbeliever, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by SFbeliever)
Reread the expanded version Didn't notice there were any extra words. It was better than the first time.
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Eve Welts, March 26, 2011 (view all comments by Eve Welts)
This review is written 50 years after having read the book when first published. Heinlein does a masterful job of writing about the sensation of having your mind read and thought and impressions being sent non-verbally. This many years later I recall the couple making love with their mind blend and being awed by the emotional dimension added to the physical. This was hardly a description of the whole book, but one can only imagine how this unique being from Mars experienced our primitive Earth and how we earthlings experienced him.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441788385
Author:
Heinlein, Robert A.
Publisher:
Ace Books
Author:
Heinlein, Robert A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Ace trade ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
TN-208
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.27x6.26x1.36 in. 1.48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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