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Genres :Fiction , Science Fiction , Non-Fiction , Literary Fiction , Biography & Memoir , Religion & Philosophy
Published By : Other Press
Published On : Mar 21, 2017
ISBN : (ISBN13: 9781590517765)
Format :Hardcover
Language :English
No. of pages : 544
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    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
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    “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 are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.”
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    “I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much . . . because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting.”
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    “A desire not to butt into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom.”
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    “Secrecy begets tyranny.”
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  • Now, 30 years after its original publication and two years after the author's death, we have a longer edition--by 50,000 words--based on the original manuscript...Of interest to Heinlein completists and scholars, but, in cutting this version by those 50,000 words to produce the 1961 edition, the author made a good book into a great one.

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  • Even if you don’t want to use the book to give a grade to our civilization, it’s still a highly worthwhile read. In fact, a whole lot of Heinlein books have been added to my “must read” list.

    Jun 29, 2005 Read full review
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    My problem with this book is that everybody is revoltingly smug. It’s not just Jubal, it’s all of them...It’s perfectly possible that I’d be prepared to forgive everything else if the characters weren’t so smug and if there was a plot arising from their actions...I do not like this book and cannot commend it to your attention.

    Dec 10, 2010 Read full review
  • By the time I reached the middle of Stranger in a Strange Land, it was clear that this was some of his best writing, and that I was not reading one of his “juvenile” novels that I had enjoyed as a youth. The concepts were much deeper, and the subject matter much more adult

    Feb 25, 2009 Read full review
  • Brilliantly executed and stuffed with controversial ideas, Stranger in a Strange Land is a ground breaking piece of science fiction which makes you closely examine your own assumptions and beliefs, and look with new eyes at the world around you, a must for any serious science fiction reader.

    Apr 05, 2010 Read full review
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