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R 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 just a year before Have Space Suit Will Travel the last of Scribner s juveniles in the same
year as The Door Into Summer and only four years before Stranger in a Strange Land so his as The Door Into Summer and only four years before Stranger in a Strange Land so his from the typical pure science bildungsroman of his arlier 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 Heroic Leadership earlymbarkation 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 Fallout explore many futuristic ideas still grounded inveryday life Heinlein succeeds as he has in so many of his works by creating an ntertaining story while at the same time using
The Science Fiction As An science fiction as an to describe his libertarian ideals about a great many subjects such as family relationships and dynamics freedom work thics and loyalty Slavery is a central subject of the novel and Heinlein spends his time well with some provocative dialogue At the Mediterranean Cook 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 Somehow I had managed over the decades to miss this Heinlein novel It like so many others is in many ways a masterpiece We begin with a young boy who s a slave His memories of who or what he was before his slavery aressentially nil On the block he still shows some spirit The Heart Of A Tender Warrior enough to get him cuffed But he doesn t sell Being young small and scrawny no one seems willing to put in the time and money it would take to train him up into a useful slave No one buys him that is until a local beggar buys himWe will follow this person through the years and as we do we ll find an interesting story concerning the Galaxy and the humans thereinThis is considered by most anyway to be one of Heinlein s youth or teen books However the subject matter and the story telling are on an adult level and I don t think any science fiction fan who tries this one will be disappointed So I ve said what I have to say I like it I recommend itnjoy Highly regarded as one of the best of Heinlein s juvies Citizen of the Galaxy is indeed for the most part worthy of the praise that has been heaped upon it I do have one ualm with this novel it seems to lack a nemesis or antagonist There is uite a bit that happens but to what The Book Of Signs end There are no bad guys so it s a bit bland at times The slavers and slavery are the closest the novelver comes to real conflict but that is handled in such a peripheral fashion that there is never any real sense of threat In the English Unlimited Level 3 Workbook Special Edition Saudi Edition end the novel turns into a courtroom and boardroom drama This is connected to the overlying plot but the coincidences involved are a bit ha. He sight of a ragged starving boy Thorby on the auction block is not unusual What does puzzle bystanders and Thorny himself is his purchase by crippled Baslim the beggar who sitsvery day in a corner of the marketplace Thorby soon discovers that Baslim is no ordi. Some of my all time favorite sci fi novels were written by Robert Heinlein Some of the worst stupidest most incoherent hipper than thou sci fi novels were also written by Robert Heinlein So very time I check out a Heinlein from the library it is with great trepidation I am happy to say that Citizen of the Galaxy is one of the first category a good Heinlein It is creative likeable possibly ven inspiring The hero Thorby is one of his better characters A lot of things happen to him but he manages to walk the fine line between comic book superhero and passive victim while You Are The Messiah And I Should Know escaping the kind of brash obnoxiousness that sometimes afflicts Heinlein heros The minor characters are fairly well done too When Heinlein really gets it right he is one of the best writers I know at creating fascinating settings cultures and societies This is true in Citizen of the Galaxy Like many of his novels there s a political bent to thending of the book but he doesn t draw it out too much and nds the book uickly but satisfyingly I have no idea how he does it but he ven manages to make stock transactions fairly interesting The plot is pretty coherent with a nice arc to it It does get a little uneven in places devoting too much time to details and skipping too uickly over large sections of vents
The Author Is Lessauthor is less in but which could have been instrumental in really capturing the reader Again rambling plots and unevenness of pacing are some of Heinlein s biggest flaws when he s at his worst but he manages to hold it together here I wouldn t rate this as high as my all time fav Heinlein The Door into Summer but it s pretty near my second The Moon is a Harsh Mistress I recommend it ven for non Heinlein fans I haven t gotten to read anything by Heinlein before and as far as first Speeding Ticket Naughty Tales 2 experiences go it s not bad at all It flows well and has a bunch of curious scifi settings and cultures and raises uestions about freedom and what it really means and that perhaps no one is really free Also slavery is badThat said I feel like there was a bit of a missed opportunity with Thorby s heritage I thought the book was going to go with the route of making him a nobody all along which would have prompted him to rise up on his own terms but instead itnded up giving him a lift towards the Declaration Of A Heretic end Still good though 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 andveryone had them strictly for defense you know Heinlein tells a tale of a young lad sold as a slave to an old beggar who is not what he seems The boy
grows and has adventures as he goes on a mission for the old beggar thatand has adventures as he goes on a mission for the old beggar that journey through several different cultures Heinlein paints 3 different cultures in full Logic From Kant To Russell enough detail in just a few pages Verynjoyable Well worth a couple of hours that is all it will take Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A Heinlein was first published in 1957 and is generally considered one of his juvenile novels as Scribne. Citizen of the Galaxy takes place far in the future when the human race has spread out to colonize other planets In a slave market in the capital of Jubbul and of the Nine Worlds an auctioneer announces Lot ninety seven A boy Slavery is commonplace in Jubbul and .
Rd to swallow On the other hand this novel succeeds fairly well as a bildungsroman and as a science fiction novel aimed at younger readers There is almost no violence and the scientific xpositions are fairly straightforward and interesting There is a lot of allegory and Heinlein gets positively preachy about the importance of family and owning up to
responsibilitySo where does that leave me It isn t a bad novelwhere does that leave me It isn t a bad novel any definition but it did leave me feeling a bit unsatisfied Perhaps I ve just become desensitized Citizen of the Galaxy Heinlein s Juveniles 11 Robert A HeinleinThorby is a young defiant slave boy recently arrived at the slave auction at planet Jubbul s capital Jubbulpore where he is purchased by an old beggar Baslim the Cripple for a trivial sum and taken to the beggar s surprisingly well furnished underground home Thereafter Baslim treats the boy as a son teaching him not only the trade of begging but also mathematics history and several languages while sending Thorby on rrands all over the city carefully passing along information and keeping track of the comings and goings of starships Thorby slowly realizes that his foster father is not a simple beggar but is gathering intelligence particularly on the slave trade In addition Baslim has Thorby memorize a contingency plan and a message to deliver to one of five starship captains in the Family Life Of A War Baby event of Baslim s arrest or death When Baslim is captured by the local authorities and commits suicide Thorby and local innkeeper Mother Shaum convey the message to Captain Krausa of the starship Sisu Because the Free Trader society to whom Krausa belongs owes a debt to Baslim for the rescue of one of their crews from a slave trader the captain takes Thorby aboard the Sisu at great risk to himself and his clan One of the my all time favorite since fiction novels 1970 1339 360 1395 378 9786004360951 20 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 Heinleinstate 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 A rags to riches story that takes us across a good fractionJohn Lyle and America as a theocracy A rags to riches story that takes us across a good fraction 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 40 to 45 stars My second favorite Heinlein novel after The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Good writing Quarantine Star Trek Voyager Starfleet Academy 3 excellent characters and an interesting plot Recommended. Nary beggar Master of languages and superb teacher Beslim leads a mysterious undercover life that brings Thorbyventually to his own adventure on the Free Trading starship Sisu and finally to the truth about Baslim's identity and his own From the dust jacket fla. .