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Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage is a science fiction novel by American writer Alexei Panshin. Published in 1968 as an Ace Science Fiction Special, this novel about a shipboard teenager's coming of age won that year's Nebula Award, and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1969.


„Brains are no good if you don’t use them.“

—  Alexei Panshin, book Rite of Passage

Source: Rite of Passage (1968), Chapter 15 (p. 203).

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„You can’t stamp on people and not get hurt in return.“

—  Alexei Panshin, book Rite of Passage

Source: Rite of Passage (1968), Chapter 3 (p. 39).

„Population pressure is the ultimate cause of every war.“

—  Alexei Panshin, book Rite of Passage

Source: Rite of Passage (1968), Chapter 1 (p. 9).

„Some people get a feeling of power from being unpleasant.“

—  Alexei Panshin, book Rite of Passage

Source: Rite of Passage (1968), Chapter 9 (p. 126).

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