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Stranger in a strange land

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Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with psi powers telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, teleportation, pyrolysis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others and complete innocence regarding the mores of man.

After his tutelage under a surrogate-father figure, Valentine begins his transformation into a kind of messiah. His exceptional abilities lead Valentine to become many things to many people: freak, scam artist, media commodity, searcher, free-love pioneer, neon evangelist, and martyr.

Heinlein won his second Hugo Award for this novel, sometimes called his divine comedy and often called his masterpiece.

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Full title stranger in a strange land
Author heinlein robert a
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Gaiman, Neil,, Hurt, Christopher, 1959-
author Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988,
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display_description "A deluxe hardcover edition of the most famous science-fiction novel of all time--part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman A human raised on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith has just arrived on planet Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while his own "psi" powers--including telepathy, clairvoyance, telekenesis, and teleportation--make him a type of messiah figure among humans. Stranger in a Strange Land grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. The story of the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing--and love--it is Robert A. Heinlein's masterpiece. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. "--
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Cults -- Fiction, Human-alien encounters -- Fiction, Life on other planets -- Fiction, Martians -- Fiction, Religion -- Fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, American, Sects -- Fiction
title_display Stranger in a strange land
title_full Stranger in a Strange Land, Stranger in a strange land / Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a strange land / Robert A. Heinlein ; series introduction by Neil Gaiman, Stranger in a strange land [sound recording] / Robert A. Heinlein
title_short Stranger in a strange land
topic_facet Audiobooks, Cults, Fiction, Human-alien encounters, Life on other planets, Martians, Religion, Science Fiction, Science fiction, American, Sects