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Rite of Passage

4 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Alexei Panshin.

In 2198, one hundred and fifty years after the desperate wars that destroyed an overpopulated Earth, Man lives precariously on a hundred hastily-established colony worlds and in the seven giant Ships that once ferried men to the stars. Mia Havero's … see full wiki

Author: Alexei Panshin
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Pocket
3 reviews about Rite of Passage
review by . September 30, 2010
One hundred and fifty years after the wars that destroyed an over-populated earth, mankind is now living on over one hundred colony worlds and a handful of giant roaming ships that once ferried men to the stars. Mia Havero is a young girl living on one of those ships whose residents are abundantly aware of the perils of the "lack of moral discipline" of "Free-Birthers" who embrace complete freedom of reproduction, an uncontrolled birth rate and the resulting exponential growth …
review by . May 09, 2010
Rite of Passage by Alexi Panshin
The world came to an end in 2041.      At least that is what Alexi Panshin wrote in 1968.      "An impressive portrayal of the psychological and moral coming-of-age of a young girl whose upbringing and background are truly of the future yet whose problems are universal." - John Brunner      That is about the book Rite of Passage by Alexi Panshin.  It won a Nebula award in 1968 and was nominated for a Hugo in 1969 so how bad …
Quick Tip by . September 30, 2010
It's Panshin's epilogue that pulls "Rite of Passage" from mere coming of age novel into the realm of "classic" Nebula award winner, an eye-opening, jaw-dropping dissertation on the results of the irresponsible or reckless exercise of power.
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