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Alexei Panshin
Birth date: August 14, 1940
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
Book published in 1968. After finishing “After the Apocalypse” by Maureen F. McHugh, I wanted something from the good old days. With some serendipity involved, I read “Rite of Passage” by Alexei Panshin, which I read in my teens. My memory of it was at best very hazy. The only thing I remembered w...
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D3's Booklog rated it 7 years ago
_Star Well_ by Alexei Panshin is an entertaining comedy of manners in the SF mode with a hint of the demimonde thrown in for flavour. Our protagonist is Anthony Villiers, Viscount Charteris, an aristocrat and fop whose life seems to be a perpetual Grand Tour of the Nashuite Empire, chasing the stipe...
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attempting obscurity rated it 8 years ago
I really liked it. A friend of mine lent it to me, his dad wrote it, and I was really impressed with this one. I have to admit, I was concerned I wouldn't because I'm a little picky about my sci-fi and fantasy. But this was a really cool book -- good pacing, good plot, and well-written characterizat...
altheaann rated it 8 years ago
This brings me up to 89% done with Reading The Nebula Award Winners.I'm really sorry I somehow missed reading this book when I was a kid. I would have loved it when I was a pre-teen. As it was, I liked it, but it's very definitely a coming of age story with an Introduction to Ethics woven in.
altheaann rated it 11 years ago
The premise of this book is that Asimov writes a 1-paragraph idea for a story, then pawns it off on another writer to actually write the story. The themes all deal with a future in which the problem of overpopulation has been dealt with in some way. The cover touts the stories as "4 short novels," b...
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