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e-Book Citizen of the Galaxy download

e-Book Citizen of the Galaxy download

by Robert A. Heinlein

ISBN: 0345342445
ISBN13: 978-0345342447
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey (June 12, 1987)
Category: Science Fiction
Subategory: Science Fiction

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Citizen of the Galaxy. by Robert A. Heinlein. Robert Heinlein did not burst forth from the head of Zeus a science fiction writer

Citizen of the Galaxy. Coming of Age in a Dangerous Galaxy. Robert Heinlein did not burst forth from the head of Zeus a science fiction writer. After growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Heinlein followed his brother’s pathway and got an appointment to the . Naval Academy at Annapolis where he graduated twentieth in a class of 243. After serving as a gunnery officer on the first . aircraft carrier, he came down with tuberculosis and was cashiered from active duty by the navy.

Citizen of the Galaxy book.

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.

Citizen of the Galaxy is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction (September, October, November, December 1957). Heinlein, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction (September, October, November, December 1957) and published in hardcover in 1957 as one of the Heinlein juveniles by Scribner's. Heinlein Citizen of the Galaxy. The old beggar Baslim the Cripple twisted his half-naked body and squinted his one eye over the edge of the block. Chapter 1. "Lot ninety-seven," the auctioneer announced. A bo. The boy was dizzy and half sick from the feel of ground underfoot The slave ship had come more than forty light-years; it carried in its holds the stink of all slave ships, a reek of crowded unwashed bodies, of fear and vomit and ancient grief. The boy did not look like a docile house servant to Baslim; he looked a hunted animal, dirty, skinny, and bruised.

In Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein I should ask the Heinlein estate permission . After contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, of which he was later cured, Heinlein retired from the Navy and married Leslyn MacDonald

In Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein I should ask the Heinlein estate permission to use one his characters i. .Пользовательский отзыв - pgiunta - LibraryThing. After contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, of which he was later cured, Heinlein retired from the Navy and married Leslyn MacDonald. Heinlein was said to have held jobs in real estate and photography, before he began working as a staff writer for Upton Sinclair's EPIC News in 1938. Still needing money desperately, Heinlein entered a writing contest sponsored by the science fiction magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Having said that, as in previous books, Heinlein generally champions the cause of women throughout the book by having them as key characters integral to the plot. In summary, Citizen of the Galaxy is surprisingly good

Having said that, as in previous books, Heinlein generally champions the cause of women throughout the book by having them as key characters integral to the plot. When on board the spaceship, Thorby finds himself being beaten in training by a girl, which does not initially go down well. In summary, Citizen of the Galaxy is surprisingly good. It effectively refines what has gone before, taking now- traditional Heinlein themes and ideas and distilled them into something surprisingly complex. It shows a confident author, clearly enthused by his recent writing, at the height of his considerable powers.

Citizen of the Galaxy. In a distant galaxy, the atrocity of slavery was alive and well, and young Thorby was just another orphaned boy sold at auction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. But his new owner, Baslim, is not the disabled beggar he appears to be: adopting 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 worlds of a hostile galaxy, finding the courage to live by his wits and fight his way from society’s lowest rung.

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 crippledmaster . . .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!
Comments:
Laitchai
Read this fifty years ago. Reread several times. Still special. I did not know why I was touched then, now I (maybe) understand.

The characters, like many of Heinlein's, have stayed with me. This work focuses on personal free will (as do most of Heinlein's books) and the contrast of group submission. Heinlein, like Dick Francis, writes from a moral, ethical base.

Book can be divided into three sections; Thorby as a slave begger, then adopted into a merchant family traveling in space, then found as heir of riches. Each situation reveals the challenge of combining individual freedom with group submission. Where does one stop and the other begin?

Baslim the cripple, buys Thorby in a slave market, on the first page. We learn this is to save him. Thorby feels free as a beggar and then a slave when he is a free trader on ship. Thereafter, as overwhelmingly wealthy, feels totally controlled. Fascinating!

As he released, Thorby is told. - ''There . . . congratulations and welcome to the ranks of free men. I’ve been free a parcel of years now and I predict that you will find it looser but not always more comfortable.” Precious.

This is so skillfully done the reader does not notice the message, just enjoys the story. Great!

Nilabor
I first ran across Heinlie's juvenile fiction in Boys Life Magazine oh 55 years ago or so. Can't tell you which one but it set me on the path of following the works of the Dean of Science Fiction.. I shamelessly stole his attitudes and philosophy and made them my own.

So much of his work resonated with the Boy Scouts teachings. To do what is right and stand your ground. This book takes you from the utter bottom of society to the upper stratosphere of the ultra rich. Along the way a respect for difference is brought about.

Don't let the juvenile liable scare you away.. At the end you will have to deal with the loss of what should have been the rest of the story. You will be wanting more!

Ddilonyne
This is a book about slavery and freedom, much more than just a "juvenile," though it is also a great adventure story for kids to enjoy. My son is fourteen, and I read this because it is such a favorite of his. I have read many other Heinleins, but just hadn't gotten around to this one yet. I didn't come across the juveniles as a kid, so I have encountered all of them (that I have read) as an adult, and the best of them, like Tunnel in the Sky or Starman Jones or The Rolling Stones, are among my favorites Heinleins, period. Citizen of the Galaxy belongs in that company, but it stands out for the profundity of its treatment of slavery as a stain on human culture that has been present since our beginnings and will likely continue to plague us--even if we as a species survive long enough to discover a future among the stars.

The Sinners from Mitar
It is common to classify Heinlein's fiction into his "juvenile" phase, when he was writing space operas for teenagers and his "mature" phase. wi ould say that his book, along with Starship Troopers and Farnham's Freehold are transition novels that fit in both categories. All three of these novels reflect an aspect of Heinlein's political beliefs. To my mind (and probably to your's as well), this book is the most attractive of the three in political terms. Starship Troopers outlines a military culture (only ex-soldiers can vote) and Farnham's Freehold some of sort of survivalist creed combined with an interesting (given the time that he wrote the book) philosophy about race and racism. In contrast, Citizen of the Galaxy focuses on the struggle to break out of slavery and the inalienable right to be free.

The main character, Thorby, starts out as a slave in the cruel and decadent Nine Worlds, an empire far from Earth. He is adopted by a beggar, Baslim, who turns out to be much more than meets the eye. Baslim teaches Thorby and installs in him a desire to break the chains of slavery. Without going into the details, Thorby flees the Nine Worlds as a free man. He comes to learn that there are many other forms of "slavery" where a person gives up part of his personal freedom to a bigger cause...be it a clan, an oath, or a family. The book, with its unlikely twists and turns, makes you think. Although Heinlein preaches a lot, it is much more pleasant than in Starship Troopers. The preacher is quite direct, with lessons about linguistics, family relations, anthropology, and just about anything that strikes Heinlein's fancy. If the story were not so good, it would annoying. In this case, it adds to the story and gives the reader (at least this reader) a sense that they are learning something.

While the story is good, the book really moves around its interesting characters. Thorby is the only character that is in the book from the first page to the last page. Other characters enter and leave the story as necessary. They are all quite interesting and well done. It is also a science fiction, with lots of faster than light ships, futuristic technology (at least as imagined in the early sixties), and space pirates. As a juvenile, it is appropriate for any audience interested in science fiction. And I am sure that it would get even kids thinking about the big themes. I first read this book in 7th grade and I have returned to several times since, each time picking up something new. I have read both the paper version and listened to audiobook. Either way, you won't go wrong.

cyrexoff
Four stars because it is a classic. It tells a good story and gives you something to ponder along the way.

One star lost because it feels like the author just got bored or gave up on the story and just let it run out at the end. (Or am I missing out on some incredibly cool sequel that picked right up and went racing off?)

Things have changed since this book was written. We have all evolved culturally since those days. If you try and jam it into today's world you can pick it apart in many ways. Step back and take it for what it is and if you can, fit it back into when it was written. It was great back then, and it can be today if you keep your mind open. (the same can easily be said of Asimov's 'Foundation and Empire'.)

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