Citizen Of The Galaxy
Publish date: 2001
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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...
[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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