nina d edited the summary of Stranger in a Strange Land Saturday, February 13, 2010.
Child is born to earth parents while they were on a mission to Mars, and is brought up by Martians. Decades later another Mars mission brings Valentine Michael Smith, now a full grown man, back to earth. Culture shock. Earth customs and values are alien to the human returned to Earth. While the politicians, voyeurs, and fortune seekers try to take advantage of the naive young man, he tries to make sense ( grok ) the cultures he encounters.