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   Status Civilization, The, by Robert Sheckley  
 
  Novel, first publication in December 1960 , latest edition in December 1993
 
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      Will Barrent had no memory of his crime . . . but he found himself shipped across space to a brutal prison-planet. On Omega, his only chance to advance himself -- and stay alive -- is to commit an endless series of violent crimes. The average inmate's life expectancy from time of arrival is three years. Can Barrett survive, escape, and return to Earth to clear his name?

     
     
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  • Amnesia
  • Earth
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  • Prison - Jail

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