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Rite of Passage - Alexei Panshin
Rite of Passage
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780671440688 (0671440683)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
1.0 How old SF can be as crappy as new SF: "Rite of Passage" by Alexei Panshin
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...
infinispace rated it
The SFWA really missed the boat giving this one the Nebula award over Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Rite of Passage is just a dull, dull, dull science fiction book with uninteresting characters and an equally uninteresting plot. Who knew that in the future where people lived in a ship capab...
attempting obscurity
attempting obscurity rated it
5.0 Rite of Passage
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
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.
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
I'm not sure why this book has stuck with me so long -- I read it over 20 years ago. But it was one of the most memorable early-Heinlein-era sci-fi stories I ever read. The story is somewhat reminiscent of Heinlein, though the writing is not. The social issues raised in this novel are still compelli...
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