The Billion Dollar Boy

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Macmillan, May 18, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" selection

Shelby Cheever V is a spoiled brat. He is also the richest kid in the country. Actually, make that the universe. Bored with his all-the-amusements-money-can-buy life, he decides on a bit of interstellar action, Shelby-style. But it turns out life on a starship is not all fun and games. As part of a crew, Shelby has a few things to learn. Like, how to follow orders instead of simply giving orders. Can Shelby learn how to cooperate with his crewmates?

He may not have a choice. When Shelby becomes the target of a hostage-for-ransom scheme, he'll need all the help he can get.

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User Review  - BaschukR - LibraryThing

The Billion Dollar Boy is a science fiction novel written for teens by author and physicist Charles Sheffield. Set a few hundred years in the future, Shelby Jerome Prescott Cheever is the son of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

The book was solid, aimed at a teen crowd, but I found it a bit derivative of Heinlein's science fiction books aimed at teens. The plot was predictable, and the characters are cardboard. My two pet ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Charles Sheffield is a mathematician and theoretical physicist by training. His doctoral work was on Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Currently Dr. Sheffield works as chief scientist for the Earth Satellite Corporation, a Washington, D.C.–based firm that specializes in the analysis of data gathered from space.

The author of thirty previous science fiction novels, including Cold as Ice and The Ganymede Club from Tor, Sheffield lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, author Nancy Kress.

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