The Status Civilization

Robert SHECKLEY (1928 - 2005)

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)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 – The Status Civilization (Chapters 1 - 4) Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:49:08
Play 02 2 – The Status Civilization (Chapters 5 - 9) Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:56:24
Play 03 3 – The Status Civilization (Chapters 10 - 15) Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:50:27
Play 04 4 – The Status Civilization (Chapters 16 - 21) Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:51:56
Play 05 5 – The Status Civilization (Chapters 22 - 26) Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:42:06
Play 06 6 – The Status Civilization (Chapters 27 - 30) Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
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