The Status Civilization

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Sheckley

Narrated By: Gregg Margarite

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 4 hours 58 minutes


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)



    This book is terrible its like a2 year old road it is the most awful book I ever had to listen to whoever wrote that s*** and got it in the book publishing terrible terrible terrible terrible book do not bother reading it is worth less it sucks

  • D. Sands

    Old masterful sci-fi that is still relevant today. One can see the many modern films and other stories that have borrowed from this.

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