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Dreams of My Youth Shattered

September 23, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft   0 Comments

I had no inkling that Alexei Panshin’s ode to a proper education, Rite of Passage, was a response to Heinline’s politics.

My YA Science Fiction fan core is hiding under the covers, snuffling.

It’s still a hell of a book, which is a very interesting observation to me. Even though History has been kind to Heinline and less kind to Panshin, motivation and passion provides the fuel for an excellent story. As a teen, it made me think.

Politics motivates one of the main characters in Bunny Trouble. This motivation does not serve him well.

As a meta observation, how many other bombs are lurking for me now that I am diving into the world around SFF, rather than the SFF stories themselves?

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