Book List in Order: 9 titles


  • With an introduction by James Blish.From the early 1940s until his death in 1988, Robert A. Heinlein reigned unchallenged as the most influential contemporary author of science fiction. His first few stories turned the field upside down, and set new ...



  • This collection of essays displays the talent and insight that make the Panshins the obvious and worthy successors to Damon Knight and James Blish in the field of science fiction and fantasy criticism. The Panshins document the evolution of a new and...



  • “An unbelievably wonderful book” —Isaac Asimov“This IS the history of science fiction...My only real complaint is that it ended too soon”—Science Fiction Chronicle “Painstaking research and wealth of fascinating detail.”—The Washing...



  • A small airless planetoid is set deep in the heart of the Flammarion Rift. Due to its location, it is a minor hub of commerce within the Sashuite Empire, and though it is equipped with elegant dining rooms and casinos, luxury suites and expensive sho...



  • In Earth Magic, Alexei and Cory Panshin (Hugo winning authors of The World Beyond the Hill) create a mysterious world of shifting realities, arcane traditions and memorable characters. Haldane, son of the Get warlord Black Morca must flee for his lif...



  • You are invited to a ball given by Lord Semichastny at his estate on Delbalso. Be prepared for: The Great Trog Chase, a marvel of bureaucratic befuddlement compounded by the appearance of an imposter rivaling Torve himself for Troggish charm, tho...



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    Alexei Panshin's prophetic fiction is open to change, to the fluidity of our new lives in the 1970s and beyond. "Panshin, a young Ancient Mariner, dramatizes the struggles involved in getting rid of the albatross--our immaturity. In a sense, this b...



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    In 2198, 150 years after the desperate wars that destroyed an overpopulated Earth, Man lives precariously on 100 hastily-established colony worlds and in the 7 giant Ships that once ferried men to the stars. Mia Havero''s Ship is a small closed socie...



  • Many books have been hailed as “in the tradition of” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—not this one; it came first. It may, however, be something of a precursor. A space-operatic comedy of manners and meditation on life, a cheerful noir th...






Award-Winning Books by Alexei Panshin

Rite of Passage
1969 Nebula Award -- Novel