Citizen of the Galaxy
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Citizen of the Galaxy

by Robert A. Heinlein
Release date: 1957
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, young adult

A classic novel from the mind of the storyteller who captures the imagination of readers from around the world, and across two generations.

Science Fiction Grand Master

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN

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. 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. But Thorby's destiny will be forever changed when he discovers the truth about his own identity...

(updated 2017-01-16)

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