[Novel] Rite of Passage (Alexei Panshin)

rite of passage


The novel starts interesting by introducing a world of people living in spaceships and only descending to planets for a rite of passage to prove their survival skills, but the rest of the plot turns out to be a pretty generic coming of age story with more or a fantasy vibe than science-fiction.

Interesting sci-fi setting
Predictable and dull plot
Likable, relatively profound characters
The story is nothing special
Thought-provoking about how deeply cultural differences can separate societies

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