Stranger in a Strange Land is one of those must reads in science fiction. In part it is an examination of us as humans, in part it is a mirror to us and in part it’s Heinleins examination of things in politics, religion and society that were clearly on his mind. Telling a Jungle Book style story of a boy raised by martians that comes to live once more amongst humans, he goes from curious innocent to the architect of his own destruction. Is there a message in this for us, probably but it’s so many messages that you best just read the book and work out which ones are for you. While this does carry the language and lifestyle of earth 1950s or rather what people in 1950 imagined the future to be, it’s still quite accessible today. Lord knows what would happen if anyone were silly enough to try make a movie out of it.

Yet part of me wishes someone would have a go… Anyone know how to bring Stanley Kubrick back from the dead?

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Stranger in a Strange Land
Author Rating
4

karode

I am French, just started on my 4th decade and I am a teacher married to a British guy.

I love my job even though I do complain about it regularly (who doesn’t?). Why do I love my job? I think it is because I like working with kids, I like seeing their face when they realise they understand something new, I like the way I have to keep myself “updated” on all new stuff so I can keep up with them and even keep slightly ahead of them, be it with technology, music, films etc. I started teaching when I was 25 and I think I stopped growing old a couple of years later… well… I am getting older physically (obviously ) but in my mind I am still 27 ish…

Apart from teaching I do a lot of role playing games with a great group of friends. I love watching films and TV shows old and new.

I became a big fan of Firefly, discovering in the process the world of fandom and am currently involved in doing a podcast related to this fantastic tv show. Find more about it at sendingawave.wordpress.com

I have "met" Stefan a little more than a year ago now and was invited to take part in Highway to Mars a few times now... I guess Stefan liked what I had to say as he has now entrusted me with taking over a few episodes for him... I hope you will like them too!

Talking of podcast, I am also doing a school podcast with a few of my students, guiding them, teaching them to use different programs etc.

I love travelling and would do a lot more of it if we could afford it.

View all posts

1 comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • The Dodge Coronet trim name slowly shifted from a the surface of the line model to a
    gritty muscle vehicle as the 1950’s and 60’s progressed.
    Do not waste your money on this DLC, or you are encouraging EA’s shady enterprise.
    The drag “The Golden Girls” are returning tonight to San Francisco
    with their classic reinvention of the TV series Christmas episodes.