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Rite of Passage
Rite of Passage
Author: Alexei Panshin
The Nebula Award winning novel by Alexei Panshin — Man lives precariously on a hundred hastily-established colony worlds, and in the seven giant chips that once ferried men to the stars. Mia Havero's Ship is a ruthlessly rational society that tests its children's right to exist by casting them out to live or die in the hostile wilds of a colony ...  more »
ISBN: 258884
Publication Date: 7/1978
Pages: 254
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Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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The description suggests that this is some sort of hokey "aliens come down and warn us to be nice to each other" type of story. Don't be fooled; it isn't that at all. It's a coming of age story of both the protagonist and the race, full of errors and mistakes and growth.

It's also a very entertaining book and well worth the reading.