Although the song title and picture for the single are reminiscent of Robert Heinlein's novel of the same name, it is actually unrelated. 'Stranger In A Strange Land' is about a man trapped in the arctic and whose frozen body was eventually discovered years later. It is apparently based on a real expedition, and Adrian Smith was inspired to write the song after talking to one of the survivors (who ended up becoming an Iron Maiden fan). This is a great single and is one of the best songs from the Somewhere In Time album. It is a little more laid-back, and it has the great guitar solos that we have come to expect.