- Dec 25, 2018
Bear with me: I'm looking for help identifying a classic sci-fi novel that I read when I was a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember the title, but it is a sort of coming-of-age story about a young man who is raised among a race of alien craftsmen. Each of these craftsmen creates a single, perfect example of his art and the boy amazes them by creating one himself and then losing it or giving it away (in the name of love, I'm sure). The book might have been called "On a Silver Planet" or something like that. It was probably written in the early 60s. I'd like to share it with my son Sam who is sort of coming-of-age himself these days, but I don't know where to begin to look. Any guesses?