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Rite of Passage

(1968)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel
After the destruction of Earth, humanity has established itself precariously among a hundred planets. Between them roam the vast Ships, doling out scientific knowledge in exchange for raw materials. On one of the Ships lives Mia Havero. Belligerent soccer player, intrepid explorer of ventilation shafts, Mia tests all the boundaries of her insulated world. She will soon be tested in turn. At the age of fourteen all Ship children must endure a month unaided in the wilds of a colony world, and although Mia has learned much through formal study, about philosophy, economics, and the business of survival, she will find that her most vital lessons are the ones she must teach herself. 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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Used availability for Alexei Panshin's Rite of Passage

Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rite of Passage, SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection
Author(s): Alexei PANSHIN
ISBN: 0-7394-5000-X / 978-0-7394-5000-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club
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June 1968 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rite of Passage (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-8398-2336-3 / 978-0-8398-2336-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gregg Pr
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February 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-283-98053-2 / 978-0-283-98053-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-9789078-2-5 / 978-0-9789078-2-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fairwood Press, Inc
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September 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-413-15720-2 / 978-0-413-15720-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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February 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: RITE OF PASSAGE
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-671-44068-3 / 978-0-671-44068-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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February 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-417-05200-6 / 978-0-417-05200-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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July 1968 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-441-72785-9 / 978-0-441-72785-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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October 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ISBN: 0-7221-6683-4 / 978-0-7221-6683-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2002 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rite of Passage
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
Publisher: ElectricStory.com, Inc.
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