Reader recommendation: Stranger in a Strange Land Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Jud Hanson, Fayetteville, Ark. April 12, 2012 About video ads View Caption of Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein, is a wonderful book and quite prophetic as to what society would be like in the late 20th/early 21st century. (The book was written in the 1960s). I’m still waiting for the flying cars. Can you guess which literary work goes with each final line? Take our quiz!