History Literature / StrangerInAStrangeLand

27th Nov '17 4:20:12 PM nombretomado
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''Stranger in a Strange Land'' is an influential 1961 novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, which won a HugoAward. Though written well before the 60's, it was finally published in 1961[[note]]simultaneously with the legalization of the birth control pill, and just before the beginnings of what would eventually become the hippie movement[[/note]] because "the time was right". As a result, it had a huge, ''huge'' influence on the sexual and social revolution that followed. Two versions exist: the version originally published in 1961, heavily edited (more for length than for content) by Heinlein himself, and the 1991 "Uncut Original Manuscript" Edition, released posthumously.

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''Stranger in a Strange Land'' is an influential 1961 novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, which won a HugoAward.UsefulNotes/HugoAward. Though written well before the 60's, it was finally published in 1961[[note]]simultaneously with the legalization of the birth control pill, and just before the beginnings of what would eventually become the hippie movement[[/note]] because "the time was right". As a result, it had a huge, ''huge'' influence on the sexual and social revolution that followed. Two versions exist: the version originally published in 1961, heavily edited (more for length than for content) by Heinlein himself, and the 1991 "Uncut Original Manuscript" Edition, released posthumously.
22nd Oct '17 9:34:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Preconceived '60s counterculture (and waterbeds).



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Preconceived '60s counterculture (and waterbeds).
17th Sep '17 1:29:35 PM nombretomado
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* HowDoIUsedTense: Mike's initial attempts to speak English are, realistically, full of innocent grammatical errors.
15th Mar '17 9:19:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HaremSeeker: Mike actively embraces the polyamorous lifestyle.

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* HaremSeeker: Mike actively embraces the cultivates a polyamorous lifestyle.
15th Mar '17 9:18:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HaremSeeker: Jubal

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* HaremSeeker: JubalMike actively embraces the polyamorous lifestyle.
19th Jan '17 9:38:16 PM LBHills
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This book is the source of the word 'grok', which indicates a complete understanding of a person or idea, like Kant's Noumenon. Like with ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'', Heinlein's new word [[PopCultureOsmosis spread into pockets of popular culture, often to the point that those using it do not recognize its provenance.]]

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This book is the source of the word 'grok', which indicates a complete understanding of a person or idea, like Kant's Noumenon. Like As with ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'', Heinlein's new word [[PopCultureOsmosis spread into pockets of popular culture, often to the point that those using it do not recognize its provenance.]]
9th Dec '16 6:26:10 AM CaptEquinox
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Free love will give you Martian superpowers, apparently.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Free love will give you Martian superpowers, apparently. That's not really how it works in the book, but many readers, dazed by all those descriptions of perfect-bodied "willing tarts" with their clothes vanishing, etc., may have misunderstood.



* StageMagician: Michael uses his powers to this end at one point in the novel with Jill as his "lovely assistant". His act, despite being genuinely magical, falls totally flat because he does not understand humor and showmanship yet.

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* StageMagician: Michael uses his powers to this end at one point in the novel with Jill as his "lovely assistant". His act, despite being genuinely magical, falls totally flat because he does not fully understand humor and showmanship yet.



* TrueCompanions: This is the bond between water brothers. They don't lie to each other, they share all things equally, and they are loyal to one another no matter what.

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* TrueCompanions: This is the bond between water brothers. They don't lie to each other, they share all things equally, and they are completely loyal and responsible to one another no matter what.
27th Jul '16 12:26:08 PM Fighteer
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* [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody The Body is a Plaything of The Mind]]: Michael has the power to alter his physical characteristics just by willing them to change in whatever fashion he wishes (although the process takes some time). Once he begins teaching Martian to other humans, they gain this ability as well.
** Another example is Patricia Paiwonski, who was applying this ability subconsciously before she met Michael. This leads to her becoming one of the most accomplished adepts in Michael's Church of All Worlds.
10th Jul '16 10:37:52 PM StrixObscuro
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Sadly, subsequent exploration of the Red Planet has shown it to be far less hospitable to life than Heinlein imagined/hoped. Also, most of today's astronomers reject the theory that the asteroid belt is the remnants of a former planet.
9th May '15 9:36:36 AM Daethalion
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** Nymphs (juveniles, who are all female and become male after fertilization) are like fat furry spheres.

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** Nymphs (juveniles, who are all female and become male after fertilization) are like fat furry spheres. spheres.
* [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody The Body is a Plaything of The Mind]]: Michael has the power to alter his physical characteristics just by willing them to change in whatever fashion he wishes (although the process takes some time). Once he begins teaching Martian to other humans, they gain this ability as well.
** Another example is Patricia Paiwonski, who was applying this ability subconsciously before she met Michael. This leads to her becoming one of the most accomplished adepts in Michael's Church of All Worlds.
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