Citizen of the Galaxy

Citizen of the Galaxy

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by Robert A. Heinlein
     
 

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SLAVE: Brought to Sargon in chains as a child — unwanted by all save a one-legged beggar — Thorby learned well the wiles of the street people and the mysterious ways of his crippled
master . . .
OUTLAW: Hunted by the police for some unknown treasonous acts committed by his beloved owner, Thorby risked his life to deliver a dead man's message…  See more details below

Overview

SLAVE: Brought to Sargon in chains as a child — unwanted by all save a one-legged beggar — Thorby learned well the wiles of the street people and the mysterious ways of his crippled
master . . .
OUTLAW: Hunted by the police for some unknown treasonous acts committed by his beloved owner, Thorby risked his life to deliver a dead man's message and found himself both guest and prisoner aboard an alien spaceship . . .
CITIZEN: Unaware of his role in an ongoing intrigue, Thorby became one of the freest of the free in the entire galaxy as the adopted son of a noble space captain . . . until he became a captive in an interstellar prison that offered everything but the hope of escape!

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Library Journal
First time on audio, Heinlein's exploration of slavery in the distant future. Read by Lloyd James. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684153643
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
03/10/1990
Series:
Hudson River Editions
Edition description:
Hudson River Editions
Age Range:
10 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

Robert A. Heinlein, four-time winner of the Hugo Award and recipient of three Retro Hugos, received the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. His worldwide bestsellers have been translated into 22 languages and include Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. His long-lost first novel, For Us, the Living, was recently published by Scribner and Pocket Books.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 7, 1907
Date of Death:
May 8, 1988
Place of Birth:
Butler, Missouri
Place of Death:
Carmel, California
Education:
Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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Citizen of the Galaxy 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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I read this book in elementary school a long time ago and several times since as it is a very well written book and has some interesting concepts about power. Kind of parallels todays US plutocracy.
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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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RY12 More than 1 year ago
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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MDH1952 More than 1 year ago
IF YOU LIKE SCIENCE FICTION. YOU WILL LIKE THIS EBOOK.
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slan More than 1 year ago
heileins books are always different and hold your intrest need more of his books for book
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