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The Status Civilization, Sheckley, Robert
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Author Name:    Sheckley, Robert

Title:   The Status Civilization

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Bottom of the Hill Publishing 

ISBN Number:   161203103X / 9781612031033

Seller ID:   ING9781612031033

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THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A NEW ARRIVAL ON OMEGA AVERAGED THREE EARTH YEARSWill Barrent could choose--exile on a nightmare planet, or life under the tyranny that had taken over Earth Barrent had been tried, convicted, and memory-washed on Earth - an Earth strangely altered and stratified by fear of the radical and non-conformist. Now he was serving his sentence on Omega - a prison planet walled by a ring of hovering guard-ships from which there was no escape. Omega was a world of horror, a savage, ruthless way of life. But it was only a momentary ordeal, a prelude to a return to Earth and the subtle terrors of its own status civilization. The Status Civilization first appeared under the title Omega in Amazing Science Fiction Stories.Robert Sheckley was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated author. His stories first appeared in science fiction magazines of the 1950s.His quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and broadly comical. Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.



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