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Old 01-29-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Sheckley, Robert: The Status Civilization. v1. 29 Jan 09

I'm reading this right now, and I'm almost finished with it. I love Sheckley's satirical world view, something present in almost everything I've read by him.

I actually bought this ebook - but you don't have to be a FOOL LIKE ME! Just download it and give it a try. If you don't like it, then delete it. If you like it, then buy me a beer; you can mail the beer to Peru

Here's something from the Wiki, but you really need to be be careful of the Wiki when researching information, especially with books you think you might want to read, as they too often have plot spoilers, a problem that the owner probably cares little about.

So, from the Wiki:

"The Status Civilization concerns Will Barrent, a man who finds himself, without memory of any crime or, indeed, of his previous life, being shipped across space to the planet Omega.

"Omega, used to imprison extreme offenders, has a hierarchical society of extreme brutality, where the only way to advance (and avoid dying) is to commit an endless series of crimes. The average life expectancy from time of arrival on Omega is three years. The story concerns Barrent's attempt to survive, escape, and return to Earth to clear himself of the accusations against him."


Like all the books I assemble on MobileRead, this too was assembled to reflect human intervention and artistic judgment.

I hope you enjoy it.

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