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The Status Civilization: A Novel of Tomorrow
The Status Civilization A Novel of Tomorrow Author:Robert Sheckley THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A NEW ARRIVAL ON OMEGA AVERAGED THREE EARTH YEARS — Barrent had been tried, convicted, and memory-washed on Earth--an Earth strangely altered and stratified by fear of the radical and the non-conformist. — Now he was serving his sentence on Omega--a prison planet walled by a ring of hovering guardships from which there was n... more »o 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.« less