Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein - Numbered Edition
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The first science-fiction novel to enter The New York Times bestseller list, Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land is one of the genre’s most groundbreaking works of literary fiction.
Valentine Michael Smith is human, but he has never met another member of the human race. After being raised by Martians, he is sent to Earth, where he must learn what it means to be human. On this planet, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while his own powers — including telepathy, clairvoyance, telekenesis, and teleportation — make him a God amongst humans.
Stranger in a Strange Land is Heinlein’s deliberate attempt to challenge social mores, exploring the meaning and relevance of institutions including religion, monogamy, money, and the fear of death. Generating considerable controversy upon its release, the novel was banned from school libraries and reading lists, while many reviewers took offense to what they assumed was Heinlein’s view of how society should be. Heinlein later stated, “I was not giving answers. I was trying to shake the reader loose from some preconceptions and induce him to think for himself, along new and fresh lines. … It is an invitation to think – not to believe.”
Stranger in a Strange Land won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1962.
- 6” x 9” trim size.
- 656 Pages.
- Limited to 250 copies.
- Quarter cloth binding.
- Custom designed letterpress printed sides.
- Foil stamped spine label.
- Eleven full color illustrations by Thomas Canty.
- Signed by Thomas Canty.
- Printed offset on Mohawk Via.
- Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra.
- Housed in a slipcase covered in a two-toned cloth.
- Bookmark with all pre-orders.
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2020 by Thomas Canty.
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I loved Heinlein as a kid, his books were easy reads, entertaining and difficult not to finish in one read (Stranger in a Strange Land excepted ironically).
The design of all the H.G Wells books and these two by Heinlein invokes unusual memories from me, they remind me of Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels of my early youth, Jules Verne and Wells himself, even E.A.Poe, and so many others.
It's a familiar template that is used time and time again yet always appears unique, in my mind, the perfect design styles to match my traditional idea of the great novels of my earliest youth.
To see Heinlein presented in a similar way to other classic Sci-Fi of an earlier era is truly, to me, a testament to his place as a Sci-Fi/Fantasy legend.
Won't pretend he's my favourite Author but also won't lie about reading and enjoying more of his stories than some I do consider among my top twenty (whoever thought ten was enough?) so this plucked some heartstrings I wasn't expecting but am honoured to have experienced.
The detail and design along with my favourite novels makes Suntup stand above the rest, lessening the volume of presses to buy from is a sacrifice I'm yet to regret once.
The novel is what matters and Paul seems to align with them as if they had souls and voices he could commune with.
This book is absolutely gorgeous! From the slipcase to the paper it is printed on it is top notch,another amazing work of art.
I totally loved it.
What a fantastic production
It was a joy to hold this edition in my hands. I'm especially infatuated with the color of the slipcase.
Another spectacular book; love the artwork in this edition.
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