Stranger in a Strange Land
In the 1960s, the first science-fiction title to appear on The New York Times Book Review 's best-seller list. Valentine Michael Smith is the stranger. A young human, reared by Martians on Mars, he is brought to Earth where he must adapt not only to the planet's social injustices and its... show more
In the 1960s, the first science-fiction title to appear on The New York Times Book Review 's best-seller list. Valentine Michael Smith is the stranger. A young human, reared by Martians on Mars, he is brought to Earth where he must adapt not only to the planet's social injustices and its population's foibles, but to its strong gravitational field and rich atmosphere.
Publish date: May 15th 1987
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
While this book is considered science fiction it is not what I really expected from science fiction because it seems to explore the idea of religion in a universe in which there is intelligent life on other planets. The main reason that I read this book was probably more to do with a song by Iron Ma...
The story is about a person who was the descendant of two persons from Earth that lost their way in Mars. Now he was adopted his way and is a cultural Martian. The twist is, this cultural Martian only have knowledge regarding Mars. He has values and understand of a Martian. So the power to be loc...
"Sieg in der Niederlage, und einen größeren gibt es nicht." Er ist nur ein Ei. Und er wird die Welt auch nicht in ihren Grundfesten erschüttern. Er kam weder als Erlöser noch als Aggressor. Michael wollte nicht einmal zur Erde kommen. Er fand es in seinem Nest auf dem Mars ganz schön, zwischen se...
So, this was first published in 1961, although the uncut version I read didn't make it to the market before 1991. It's easy to dismiss this book as a child of its time. However, I don't buy that as an excuse for being that sexist, homophobic/queerphobic, casually racist, hopelessly outdated, and ann...
When you consider we have many other sci-fi writers who are not stuck in their own time and do not write all their male characters as sexist, sex-obsessed or sexy, you can clearly understand the view to give this book a very wide birth. The storyline was actually quite interesting, but I'm sure the ...
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