Citizen of the Galaxy

by Robert A. Heinlein

In a distant galaxy of colonized planets, the atrocity of slavery is alive and well. Young Thorby was just another bedraggled orphan boy sold at auction, but his new owner, Baslim, is not the disabled beggar he appears to be. Adopting Thorby as his son, Baslim fights relentlessly as an abolitionist spy. When the authorities close in on Baslim, Thorby must find his own way in a hostile galaxy.

Joining with the Free Traders, a league of merchant princes, Thorby must find the courage to live by his wits and fight his way up from society’s lowest rung. But Thorby’s destiny will be forever changed when he discovers the truth about his own identity.

Citizen of the Galaxy is a suspenseful tale of adventure, coming of age, and interstellar conflict by science fiction’s Grand Master.

Year First Published:1957

Genres, Series & More

My Library

  • Got It?
  • Want It?
  • Read It?
Please Login
Coming Soon!

Purchase New*



Audiobook

My Must Reads


Also by Robert A. Heinlein



Also from 1957


* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!