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The Status Civilization

Robert Sheckley (1928-2005)

1. 1 - The Status Civilization (Chapters 1 - 4)
2. 2 - The Status Civilization (Chapters 5 - 9)
3. 3 - The Status Civilization (Chapters 10 - 15)
4. 4 - The Status Civilization (Chapters 16 - 21)
5. 5 - The Status Civilization (Chapters 22 - 26)
6. 6 - The Status Civilization (Chapters 27 - 30)

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Summary

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.

Reviews

Bernie

- Status-Civilization

Great book and well read, worthy of an adaptation to a movie.