Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein 1961 - G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York - First Edition, first printing with code ‘C22’ to page 408. ‘There was one field in which man was unsurpassed; he showed unlimited ingenuity in devising bigger and more efficient ways to kill off, enslave, harass, and in all ways make an unbearable nuisance of himself to himself. Man was his own grimmest joke on himself.’

‘A brilliant mind-bender... Wonderfully humanizing’ – Kurt Vonnegut,
The New York Times

A bright, near fine copy – in a vibrant example of the original dust jacket – of this influential sci-fi cult novel, later recognized as Heinlein’s masterpiece, the story of a man from Mars who teaches humankind to share, love, and ‘grok’ (understand and empathize).

Winner of the 1962 Hugo Award.
  ‘Of all Heinlein's works this is the best known. It reached large audiences farther away from his science fiction roots than anything else he wrote ... [its] cultural impact on an entire generation is... undeniable’ – Anatomy of Wonder

Born in Missouri in 1907, Robert Anson Heinlein was a four-time winner of the prestigious Hugo Award. His books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status, thanks to his unique vision and unflagging energy.

Anatomy of Wonder p. 3-91. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V p. 2195-2200. Currey 193. Penguin Random House, web.

Octavo (14.5 x 21.5 cm). pp. 408. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, green top stain, in original dust jacket, priced ‘$4.50’ to upper front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, upper corners very slightly bumped, modicum of rubbing to tail of spine, in near fine dust jacket, lightly rubbed at extremities, spine ends a little rubbed and wrinkled, 0.5 cm closed tear to upper rear panel.   Ref: 108420   Price: HK$ 40,000