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Read online The Status Civilization.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Status Civilization 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 by Robert Sheckley

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The Status Civilization
Title:The Status Civilization
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Number of Pages:132
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Dystopia
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The th Victim La decima vittima is an Italian cult sf film directed by Elio Petri in It is based on Robert Sheckley s short story Seventh Victim He published a novelization of the film in br The film begins with a man chasing a woman thru the streets whilst shooting at her He s stopped by a policeman for questioning The man shows his licence to kill The policeman allows him to continue Scenes switch between the pursuit amp a narrator explaining the rules amp justification of the game br In the near future big wars are avoided by giving violence prone individuals a chance to kill in the Big Hunt The Hunt is the world s most popular form of entertainment attracting participants seeking fame amp fortune It includes ten rounds for each competitor five as hunter amp five as victim The survivor of the ten rounds becomes the ultimate champion br Caroline Meredith is the huntress armed with a high caliber Bosch Shotgun looking for her th victim Marcello Poletti is the victim He s reluctant to kill Meredith as he s unsure she s his hunter Killing the wrong person would get him locked up in prison for years To maximize her financial gain Meredith wants to get a perfect kill in front of the cameras as she s negotiated a major sponsor from the Ming Tea Company, div In the future interstellar travel to alien worlds will be too expensive for most ordinary people It certainly is for Marvin a college student who wants to take a really good vacation And so he signs up for what he can afford a mindswap in which your consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien lifeform But Marvin is unlucky and finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal a body that he has to vacate fast But that criminal consciousness has stolen Marvin s earthly body and Marvin has to find a body on the black market br Travel from world to world with Marvin each one crazier than the last as he keeps finding far from ideal bodies in awful situations just to stay alive br div, It had to be somewhere Carmody knew that much It was waiting for him just as he had left it But where He only knew he was in the center of a galaxy in a universe of galaxies Within them lay endless varieties of the planet Earth And there was only one way to find his Earth again he would have to visit each one And he would have to hurry because his search for home had turned into a race with death, An NYRB Classics Original br br Robert Sheckley was an eccentric master of the American short story and his tales whether set in dystopic city scapes ultramodern advertising agencies or aboard spaceships lighting out for hostile planets are among the most startlingly original of the twentieth century Today as the new worlds alternate universes and synthetic pleasures Sheckley foretold become our reality his vision begins to look less absurdist and more prophetic This retrospective selection chosen by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich brings together the best of Sheckley s deadpan farces proving once again that he belongs beside such mordant critics of contemporary mores as Bruce Jay Friedman Terry Southern and Thomas Pynchon