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Citizen of the Galaxy - Robert A. Heinlein
Citizen of the Galaxy
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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... show more
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."Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."- Stephen King"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."- Dean Koontz"One of the most influential writers in American Literature."- The New York Times Book Review"Heinlein wears imagination as though it were his private suit of clothes."- The New York Times"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 Philadelphia Inquirer"One of the grand masters of science fiction."- The Wall Street JournalRobert 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.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B005OLRPI0
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Citizen of the Galaxy
People often divide Heinlein's novels between his juveniles and his so-called adult books such as Stranger in a Strange Land. The truth is, not being much a fan of such themes as polyamory, "free love," nudism and the even more bizarre, I often find myself much preferring his juveniles--even if none...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
Heinlein here has moved outward from Earth, to a full intergalactic dispersal of Earth's inhabitants among multiple political groupings - from an Earth 'hegemony' to a slave trading Empire. The story follows Thorby, captured by slavers at a very young age, mistreated continually until bought by a b...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
3.0
Citizen of the Galaxy is a throw back to the days when a complete story could be told in 250 pages or less. A nice 3 Star diversion to a simpler time in SciFi, when "atomics" were all the rage and everyone had them, strictly for defense you know. Heinlein tells a tale of a young lad, sold as a slave...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
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3.0 Citizen of the Galaxy
I like Heinlein’s juvie fiction. Very interesting, likeable characters; engaging.
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 Citizen of the Galaxy
[These notes were made in 1984:]. A juvenile, but only in the sense that its hero is adolescent. This is quite a sophisticated fable about the uses of power; a nicely-structured progression from powerlessness and naiveté (Thorby as slave) through acceptance in a limited and self-sufficient society (...
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