Stranger in a Strange Land


The Hugo Award-winning and controversial science fiction masterpiece from Robert A. Heinlein, the New York Times bestselling author of Starship Troopers .

Valentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars, newly returned to 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 teaching them his own fundamental beliefs in grokking, watersharing, and love.


Additional information


Series: Remembering Tomorrow
Mass Market Paperback: 438 pages
Publisher: Ace; 10th Printing edition (May 15, 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0441790348
ISBN-13: 978-0441790340
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.9 inches


Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.