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Book Title: Citizen Of The Galaxy|
The author of the book: Robert A. Heinlein
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: January 27th 1972
ISBN 13: 9780140470710
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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 the 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 sits every day in a corner of the marketplace.
Thorby soon discovers that Baslim is no ordinary beggar. Master of languages and superb teacher, Beslim leads a mysterious undercover life that brings Thorby eventually 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 flap.
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Read information about the authorRobert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of "hard science fiction".
He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, in the late 1940s. He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel-length science fiction in the modern, mass-market era.
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