Citizen of the Galaxy [NOOK Book]

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In the Far Future, young Thorby is sold in a slave market to an old beggar who is more than he seems to be; and Thorby takes part in many adventures as he climbs the ladders of power and learns the truth of his own identity. A suspenseful tale of adventure, coming-of-age and interstellar conflict by science fiction's Grand Master.
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Overview

In the Far Future, young Thorby is sold in a slave market to an old beggar who is more than he seems to be; and Thorby takes part in many adventures as he climbs the ladders of power and learns the truth of his own identity. A suspenseful tale of adventure, coming-of-age and interstellar conflict by science fiction's Grand Master.
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Editorial Reviews

Stephen King
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."
Dean Koontz
"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
The New York Times Book Review
"One of the most influential writers in American Literature."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Heinlein… has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time."
The Wall Street Journal
"One of the grand masters of science fiction."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013418196
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 282
  • Sales rank: 54,645
  • File size: 846 KB

Meet the Author

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), often called the Science Fiction Grand Master, was the author of such ground-breaking novels as STARSHIP TROOPERS, RED PLANET, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. He is generally considered the greatest and most influential science fiction writer of the twentieth century. In addition to being a bestselling author, Heinlein's novels won 4 Hugo awards, 3 "retro Hugo" awards, and the first "Grand Master Award" from the Science Fiction Writers of America. www.virginiaedition.com, http://heinleinarchives.net
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2004

    One of Heinlein's Best!

    I've re-read this novel many times and I'm going to recommend it to my book review club. This would make an epic motion picture on the same scale with Star Wars. Maybe I can get a writer friend of mine to put together the screenplay.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Favorite

    Thorby is a frightened slave on the auction block when the auctioneer angers a patron which results in Thorby being sold to a one-eyed, one-legged beggar named Baslim. Only Baslim is not exactly as he seems. He wins Thorby's trust and respect and begins to teach him languages and mathematics. He also gives Thorby a message to pass on to a captain of one of five ships when they are in port if something happens to Baslim. And it does. Thorby goes on the run with The People, Free Traders. And Baslim has asked them in his message to get Thrby to a military vessel of the Hegemony and discover his identity. And Thorby ends up in more danger than he ever ghought.
    An exciting and thought provoking story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2000

    One Of the Grand Master's Best

    Since first picking up a Heinlein novel at the tender age of ten, I have been unable to put any down since then. But this novel is a classic read. It details the innocence of a boy becoming a man, paralleling our own innocence of the 50's growing into the 60's. I have reread this novel umpteen times and still am excited by it each and every read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    One of heinlein's best

    R.A.H. The dean of science fiction, grand master of the future history. He was the best of the best. And no one will ever be better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Medcat den

    A large den with a pool for soaking herbs and a rooftop herb garden.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Medcats den

    Only up to three medcats and three apprentices.
    Thanks galaxystar

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    He's still great!

    I had read non-stop Heinlein growing up in the 50's and 60's and I was curious to see how the works help up over these many years. I'm pleased to report the the work holds up just fine and is still a delight to read. A bit naive at times but that is a function of the time he was writing. Still a wonderful read - he is indeed the "Dean" of science fiction writers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Citizen of the Galaxy

    true Heinlein, excellent read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Starstreak a starclan cat.

    Im a she cat but im dead.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Clan territory

    Clan meeting place

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2011

    Spell Binding type ebook

    IF YOU LIKE SCIENCE FICTION. YOU WILL LIKE THIS EBOOK.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    great fun must read

    heileins books are always different and hold your intrest need more of his books for book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    Heinlein - Master story teller

    Citizen of the Galaxy ~ Robert A. Heinlein - A beautiful story, beautifully told, but not really for adult reading, where the 4 star, `The Trouble with Cephae¿ better satisfies the adult imaginative mind. Nevertheless Mr Heinlein tackles universal slavery with gusto and one cannot deny that it is a good read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    OK but not great

    This book was pretty good but at certain times in the book I just got totally lost. Other times in this book it got boring.I would not reccommend it.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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