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Not so Strange

Advantages: True fiction
Disadvantages: Did create a cult based on the one in the book in real life.

I have read elsewhere that Stranger in a strange land is a classic Science Fiction Read. Having read quite a few of Heinlein's works I finally got the opportunity to read it. The story starts off with the discovery of a Human on Mars many years after a ...

stevecook 03.08.2001 · Read full review
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Heinlein's finger always on the pulse

Advantages: Intelligent, thought provoking Sci Fi
Disadvantages: A longish read requiring some concentration

...I have been a Heinlein fan for a long time. I even wrote to him and received a postcard by reply concerning a newspaper story based in Glasgow about Prostitutes for God (a theme raised in Stranger in a Strange Land). Firstly, the novel is an interesti ...

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Much read

Advantages: Thought provoking
Disadvantages: Can cause you to look at life on Earth differently

Although the language and the social mores illustrated in this novel are outdated by modern standards, many pf the ideas and concepts raised are still challenging. Michael, the hero of the book is the offspring of members of hte first manned trip to Ma ...

RoseButterfly 25.04.2005 · Read full review
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Stranger in a Strange Land

Advantages: Pretty reasonable SF, a classic
Disadvantages: Not quite convinced by it

I haven't read any other books by this author, so it's very hard to compare, but though I enjoyed this book I can't help feeling I missed something. Probably a re-read would help, I'm not sure. We follow the experiences of our 'stranger' (a man from anoth ...

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I Grok in fullness

Advantages: makes you think about who and what we are as a species
Disadvantages: a bit dated in places...but not to many

I bet the title of this review got you guessing...unless you've read the book. To grok in fullness is to understand fully, so fully that the true meaning can't be expressed in any human tongue only in martian. Don't worry you don't need to learn martian ...

Greebo22 11.03.2001 · Read full review
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