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Stranger in a Strange Land is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1961.

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Symbolic Names of Characters in “Stranger in a Strange Land” (RAH)

In my copy of Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, there is an introduction written by his wife Virginia. She writes as follows: The given names of the chief characters have great importance to the ...
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What is the unabridged text of Robert Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" on the "Caryatid Who Has Fallen Under Her Stone"?

"...Ben, for three thousand years architects designed buildings with columns shaped like female figures. At last Rodin pointed out that this work was too heavy for a girl. He didn't say, 'Look, ...
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Was Stranger in a Strange Land the first sci fi novel to deal with the mind body concept of visualized intention and its effect on the physical body?

The protagonist in Stranger in a Strange Land JMS comes from Mars, taught by spirits that sail across the landscape (sages? Monks? Gurus?). Shortly after arriving he starts to grok what's going on ...
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Did the Martians destroy a planet?

In Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, do the Martians destroy a planet in orbit between Mars and Jupiter creating the asteroid belt? I seem to remember there being an implicit threat to ...
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Why is Dr. Mahmoud nicknamed "Stinky?"

In Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein, why is Dr Mahmoud nicknamed "Stinky?" There aren't any mentions in there of his shower habit or lack thereof that I found; plus he seems like a rather high ...
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What is the Significance of Mike "losing a finger"?

In Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, Jubal thinks he sees Mike cut off one of his fingers while cutting up an apple. He handed the glass to Anne, then took the fruit knife and sliced off a ...
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Did Heinlein advocate the apparently militaristic, if not fascist society of Starship Troopers?

In the classic 1959 Sci-Fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein lays out a view of the future where only the military is allowed full citizenship and suffrage. He presents democracy as ...
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The fate of the crew of the Envoy in Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land

It's been a while since I have read Stranger in a Strange Land, but was the
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