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Rite Of Passage
     

Rite Of Passage

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by Alexei Panshin
 

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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 Ship is a small closed society. It tests its children by casting them out to live or die in a month of Trial in the

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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 Ship is a small closed society. It tests its children by casting them out to live or die in a month of Trial in the hostile wilds of a colony world. Mia Havero's Trial is fast approaching and in the meantime she must learn not only the skills that will keep her alive but the deeper courage to face herself and her world.

Published originally in 1968, Alexei Panshin's Nebula Award-winning classic has lost none of its relevance, with its keen exploration of societal stagnation and the resilience of youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978907822
Publisher:
Fairwood Press
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
1,033,961
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Rite Of Passage 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
charcoaldog More than 1 year ago
I will be adding this to my ebook collection and re-reading it soon. I read it when I was a child and have always remembered the story. Remember, it was written in the 60's and reflects the changing times, that women could be anything they wanted. And as far as stealing from Heinlein as another reviewer said, great! I loved all of his books too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book consolidates science fiction with reality in a form that will relate with all readers regardless of age, sex, and race. I would love to see a sequel to this book. Incredible! A++++++++++++++++++++++
catburglar More than 1 year ago
Captivating; well-written; an excellent coming of age story set in space and on two planets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some books offer glimpses of truth. Some embody wisdom. Rite of Passage does both. This story captures so much of what is really important about growing up, and makes its points without being patronizing or preachy. Best of all, it transcends the tired formulas of "young adult fiction." I loved it once as a great SF story; what a joy to rediscover it as a moving parable on what it means to be human.
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I really dont like si-fi books but this sounds interesting should i buy it? Please help me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very poor attempt to capture the experience of a young woman going through the eponymous Rite of Passage, it takes all the worst lessons from Heinlein's juveniles and then displays an even more leaden ear for language and dialog. Inexplicably overrated by nearly everyone in the sf community, but truly dire.