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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) and published in hardcover in 1957 as one of the Heinlein juveniles by Scribner's. Influenced by Rudyard Kipling's Kim, the novel, like many of Heinlein's, may also have been influenced by the author's background in and nostalgia for the U.S. Navy

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Plot summary?  This story opens on a slave auction.  A young boy, maybe eight years old is up for auction.  No one wants him.  He is purchased as a joke by a one-legged beggar.  It turns out the beggar is something more.  He is an interplanetary spy.  He is spying on the slave trade.  Things get more interesting from there.      The slave is named Thorby and he lives with and is educated by the old spy for years but must get off planet …
Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
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