Rite Of Passage

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978907822
  • Publisher: Fairwood Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 1,316,584
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    A Favorite of Mine from Childhood!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    The best book I have ever read

    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++++++++++++++++++++++

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2014

    Captivating; well-written; an excellent coming of age story set

    Captivating; well-written; an excellent coming of age story set in space and on two planets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    ?

    I really dont like si-fi books but this sounds interesting should i buy it? Please help me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    An enduring classic

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2007

    Ridiculous

    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.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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