Stranger in a Strange Land Book
Score: 3.5
From 116 Ratings

Stranger in a Strange Land


  • Author : Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444710236

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The original uncut edition of STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Hugo Award winner Robert A Heinlein - one of the most beloved, celebrated science-fiction novels of all time. Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published and is still topical and challenging today. Twenty-five years ago, the first manned mission to Mars was lost, and all hands presumed dead. But someone survived... Born on the doomed spaceship and raised by the Martians who saved his life, Valentine Michael Smith has never seen a human being until the day a second expedition to Mars discovers him. Upon his return to Earth, a young nurse named Jill Boardman sneaks into Smith's hospital room and shares a glass of water with him, a simple act for her but a sacred ritual on Mars. Now, connected by an incredible bond, Smith, Jill and a writer named Jubal must fight to protect a right we all take for granted: the right to love.

Stranger in a Strange Land Book
Score: 3
From 114 Ratings

Stranger in a Strange Land


  • Author : Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1991-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 9780441788385

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The complete, uncut version of Robert A. Heinlein’s all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Stranger in a Strange Land Book
Score: 3
From 113 Ratings

Stranger in a Strange Land


  • Author : Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Cults
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1224033805

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Strangers in a Strange Land Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Strangers in a Strange Land


  • Author : Charles J. Chaput
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627796750

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A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.

Stranger in a Strange Land Book

Stranger in a Strange Land


  • Author : George Prochnik
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590517772

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Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem—the 20th century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah—Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter our contemporary political crisis with an original and urgent reimagining of the future of Israel. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem’s upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem’s transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem’s frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe’s suicidal nationalism. Prochnik’s own years in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, and to rediscover the city as a physical place, rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought.

To Your Scattered Bodies Go Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

To Your Scattered Bodies Go


  • Author : Philip Jose Farmer
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 9780575119666

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All those who ever lived on Earth have found themselves resurrected - healthy, young, and naked as newborns - on the grassy banks of a mighty river, in a world unknown. Miraculously provided with food, but with no clues to the meaning of their strange new afterlife, billions of people from every period of Earth's history - and prehistory - must start again. Sir Richard Francis Burton would be the first to glimpse the incredible way-station, a link between worlds. This forbidden sight would spur the renowned 19th-century explorer to uncover the truth. Along with a remarkable group of compatriots, including Alice Liddell Hargreaves (the Victorian girl who was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland), an English-speaking Neanderthal, a WWII Holocaust survivor, and a wise extraterrestrial, Burton sets sail on the magnificent river. His mission: to confront humankind's mysterious benefactors, and learn the true purpose - innocent or evil - of the Riverworld . . . Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1972

Stranger in a Strange Land Book
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings

Stranger in a Strange Land


  • Author : Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 0441790348

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This 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, telekinesis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others--and yet with complete innocence regarding the mores of man.

Stranger in a Strange Land Book

Stranger in a Strange Land


  • Author : Gary Younge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 1595580689

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A New York foreign correspondent for The Guardian profiles contemporary America as a bitterly divided nation that is increasingly isolated from the rest of the world, in an account that includes discussions with such figures as Warren Beatty, Michael Moore, and Maya Angelou.

The Land of Green Plums Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

The Land of Green Plums


  • Author : Herta Müller
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0810115972

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In Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign, a group of young people move to the city in search of better prospects, but they must face betrayal and suicide, and the choice to bend to the oppressors or resist and die.

I Will Fear No Evil Book
Score: 3
From 19 Ratings

I Will Fear No Evil


  • Author : Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1987-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101503089

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The brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant from New York Times bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein. As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman. Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delievers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction.

Strangers in a Stranger Land Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Strangers in a Stranger Land


  • Author : John B. Simon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761871507

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The history of Finland’s Jews, from their origin as conscripts in the Russian army to their survival as cobelligerents with Nazi troops in WWII, is unique. This novel tells their unusual story and that of their adopted country through the experiences of three generations of one family.

Strangers in a Strange Land Book

Strangers in a Strange Land


  • Author : Paul Manning
  • Publisher : Cultural Revolutions: Russia i
  • Release Date : 2018-05-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 1618118315

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Manning examines the formation of nineteenth-century intelligentsia print publics in the former Soviet republic of Georgia both anthropologically and historically. At once somehow part of "Europe," at least aspirationally, and yet rarely recognized by others as such, Georgia attempted to forge European style publics as a strong claim to European identity. These attempts also produced a crisis of self-defi nition, as European Georgia sent newspaper correspondents into newly reconquered Oriental Georgia, only to discover that the people of these lands were strangers. In this encounter, the community of "strangers" of European Georgian publics proved unable to assimilate the people of the "strange land" of Oriental Georgia. This crisis produced both notions of Georgian public life and European identity which this book explores.

Strangers in Their Own Land Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Strangers in Their Own Land


  • Author : Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620973981

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The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump "A generous but disconcerting look at the Tea Party. . . . This is a smart, respectful and compelling book." —Jason DeParle, The New York Times Book Review When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, "Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild's 'strangers in their own land' and a new elite." Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called "humble and important" by David Brooks and "masterly" by Atul Gawande, Hochschild's book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers' group guide at the back of the book.

Nightfall and Other Stories Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Nightfall and Other Stories


  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593357958

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A collection of twenty classic short stories by Isaac Asimov, author of the Foundation series, featuring the definitive version of “Nightfall” From one of history’s most influential writers of science fiction comes this collection of twenty short works of fiction, arranged in order of publication from 1941 to 1967. Compiled by Asimov himself, who prefaced each story with an introduction, it begins with “Nightfall,” the tale of a world with eternal sun that is suddenly plunged into total darkness and utter madness. “Nightfall,” published when the author was only twenty-one, was arguably his breakout work, making such an impression that, almost thirty years later, the Science Fiction Writers of America voted it the best science-fiction short story ever written The other stories in the collection span far and wide: A dedicated scientist who whips up his own love potion. Machines that learn to think for themselves—and direct their thoughts to overturning the establishment. The discovery that Earthlings are being destroyed by a mysterious kind of psychological virus. A day when walking outdoors becomes a sign of psychosis. And many more.

The Martian Named Smith Book

The Martian Named Smith


  • Author : William H. Patterson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Satire, American
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019041141

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