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This is a brief discussion of Alexei Panshin and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Panshin.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Panshin: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Panshin tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Panshin worthy; in sum, to help you rank Alexei Panshin (and the works by Panshin listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.

A Few Words About Alexei Panshin

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the “Other Resources” section below will lead you to some information about the “Notable Books” listed farther down this page.

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Other Alexei Panshin Resources

Alexei Panshin Resources on the Web

To start with, there is Panshin’s own web site, The Abyss of Wonder (he also has a Facebook page). The always helpful Encyclopedia of Science Fiction has an entry for him, Panshin, Alexei. Then there’s a Birthday Review: The Anthony Villiers Novels, by Alexei Panshin at Rich Horton’s fine site, Strange at Ectaban. Further, at Strange Horizons, Jed Hartman also has a pretty good review of the Anthony Villiers books.

There’s not an awful lot past that; a shorter but perhaps also useful review is to be found at Cloggie, and there’s a Panshin interview by D. Douglas Fratz at the SF Site. There are also a few reviews around of Rite of Passage (a book not in these lists). And that’s about it.

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Alexei Panshin Resources in Print

I could find none.

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Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Alexei Panshin ***

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