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Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
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Sep 30, 2011

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bookshelves: futuristic-speculative, science-fiction
Read in June, 2011

This isn't really sci-fi. The Martian scenario in the beginning served only to promote an Earthly counter-culture utopia. What is learned about Martians can be summarized in a few paragraphs, and the utopian possibilities aren't really explored. The last half of the book is mired in titillating details and inane dialogue. I did come to appreciate how well the story's events shaped the conclusion after I'd finished. Think the story would have had more impact if Heinlein would have taken a less scenic route to get there.

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