1991 Hardback Back Cover Text

    "You now have in your hands the original version of Stranger in a Strange Land, as written by Robert Anson Heinlein.
    "The given names of the chief characters have great importance to the plot.  They were carefully selected:  Jubal means `the father of all,' Michael stands for `Who is like God?'  I leave it for the reader to find out what the other names mean."

-Virginia Heinlein, from the Preface