And that Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land was groundbreaking when it was written. Forty years later is a different story, but it was a shocker then. I mean religion, cannibalism, internet style reseach(practically). It was influential enough to be one of those books that people referred to with letters SiaSL, or sometimes just as Stranger.
But maybe you had to be there....
Given the above premise reminds me; How do you judge the merit of the contenders in awarding the recent retro awards. And should the awards have even been made so late after the time?
I am not a fan of the idea of retro awards. And much of my dislike is centred on the fact of our attempting to judge 50+ years old books by todays standards.