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Status Civilization, The

By Sheckley, Robert

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Title: Status Civilization, The  
Author: Sheckley, Robert
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Science fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Status Civilization, The
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Publication Date:
1960
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Sheckley, R. (1960). Status Civilization, The. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Will Barrent awakes without memories just before being deposited on Omega, a planet for criminals where the average life expectancy is 3 years. He’s listed as a murderer and released into the illicit society as a “peon” the lowest class imaginable. A mysterious girl gives him a weapon that starts him on his path to status, a path that requires constant brutality. But it must be borne if our hero is to discover the reason for his imprisonment; A reason that pits him against himself, and involves the sardonically similar but devoutly different creeds of Omega and Earth. - The Status Civilization was first published as “Omega!” in the August and September 1960 issues of Amazing Science Fiction Stories Magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)

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