Study Guide

Stranger in a Strange Land Characters

By Robert A. Heinlein

Michael Valentine Smith

Mike is physically just like every human: two arms, two legs, a heart—you know, the works....

Jubal Harshaw

Jubal Harshaw is introduced as "Jubal E. Harshaw, LL.B, M.D., Sc.D., bon vivant, gourmet,...

Gillian (Jill) Broadman

Jill's ever-evolving relationship with Michael Smith seems to provide the bulk of her character...

Ben Caxton

Ah, the exposition guru. Seriously, whenever you need someone with the information to move the...

Patricia Paiwonski

Talk about street cred: this lady is tattooed from head to toe. She's a devout Fosterite who...

Secretary-General Joseph Douglas

The Secretary-General of the World Federation. Sounds menacing, right? Well, hey, if the shoe...

Archangels Foster and Digby

Shmoopism. Has a nice ring to it! But we won't go there. Foster, on the other hand, is the...

Anne, Miriam, and Dorcus

Anne, Miriam, and Dorcus are Jubal's blonde, red-headed, and brunette secretaries, respectively....

Duke and Larry

Duke and Larry are Jubal's handymen. They also happen to be handy characters—good for...

Minor Characters

Alice (sometimes called Agnes) is Joe Douglas's wife and, in truth, the one in charge of his...