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 book is a parabolic sequel to Darwin, Panshin's 'Ascent of Man.'" -- Philip José Farmer
"A remarkable collection. On the surface, each story as a unit appears to be completely different, yet all of them are part of a whole, contributing to the development of a central theme--thoughtful and provocative and, best of all, beautifully written." -- Sunday Oregonian (Portland)