The Status Civilization

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Sheckley

Narrated By: Gregg Margarite

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 4 hours 58 minutes

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. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)

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  • Steve BROADBENT

    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.