kindle Ä Citizen of the Galaxy Û 288 pages ç Robert A Heinlein

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kindle Ä Citizen of the Galaxy Û 288 pages ç Robert A. Heinlein ç In a distant galaxy the atrocity of slavery was alive and well and young Thorby was just another orphaned boy sold at auction But his new owner Baslim is not the disabled beggar he appears to be adopting Thorby as his son he fightsDs of a hostile galaxy finding the courage to live by his wits and fight his way from society's lowest rung But Thorby's destiny will be forever changed when he discovers the truth about his own identit A rags to riches story that takes us across a good fraction of the universe into several cultures It's full of adventure interesting characters I really liked the description of the life of The People 'free' spacers who travel the universe trading willingly give up their individual freedom in a totalitarian society far stringent than anything save perhaps Orwell's world of 1984 yet they're seemingly happy well adjusted It's one of RAH's juveniles one of the best of a good bunch Highly recommended in any format

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In a distant galaxy the atrocity of slavery was alive and well and young Thorby was just another orphaned boy sold at auction But his new owner Baslim is not the disabled beggar he appears to be adoptin Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A Heinlein was first published in 1957 and is generally considered one of his juvenile novels as Scribner’s published it An astute reader of Heinlein though may consider that this was published just a year before Have Space Suit—Will Travel the last of the Scribner’s juveniles in the same year as The Door Into Summer and only four years before Stranger in a Strange Land so his transition from the typical pure science bildungsroman of his earlier works and a mature serious work of the sixties had begun Without a doubt Heinlein reached his zenith in the sixties with The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers actually published in 1959 Citizen of the Galaxy could be seen as an early embarkation towards these classicsTelling the tale of Thorby and his journeys as a slave a beggar a trader a soldier and finally as a tycoon Heinlein uses the tale as a vehicle to explore many futuristic ideas still grounded in everyday life Heinlein succeeds as he has in so many of his works by creating an entertaining story while at the same time using the science fiction as an allegory to describe his libertarian ideals about a great many subjects such as family relationships and dynamics freedom work ethics and loyalty Slavery is a central subject of the novel and Heinlein spends his time well with some provocative dialogue At the end of the day Heinlein is a great writer simply because he tells a good story Give him that he provokes thought from his reader and that the story works well on than one level and Heinlein has once again delivered a good read

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Citizen of the GalaxyG Thorby as his son he fights relentlessly as an abolitionist spy When the authorities close in on Baslim Thorby must ride with the Free Traders a league of merchant princes throughout the many worl If you're into stuff like this you can read the full review8XK40367 “Citizen of the Galaxy” by Robert A HeinleinGoodnight son the old beggar whispered Good dreams and good luckIn “Citizen of the Galaxy” by Robert A HeinleinI should ask the Heinlein estate permission to use one of his characters in a new story I could see Thorby going after the slavers there are so many other characters Lazarus Long Started Max Jones Lip Russell and his spacesuit Bill Lerner and his farm on Ganymede John Lyle and America as a theocracy