(#153681) THE STATUS CIVILIZATION. Robert Sheckley.

THE STATUS CIVILIZATION. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1976. Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. "World peace and social tranquility in THE STATUS CIVILIZATION have been achieved through a hypnotic process incorporated into public school education, which compels each person to hasten to one of the ubiquitous robot-confessor stations if he has committed a crime or even suspects himself of having committed one. Ironically, Sheckley's hero, a confessed and exiled 'murderer,' is innocent, but he had assumed himself guilty because of incriminating circumstances." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 103-4. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 276. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#153681).

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