- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Century (December 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0712654801
- ISBN-13: 978-0712654807
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Awesome idea, good style, gripping story and an interesting twist at the end.
Because of the mindwipe, Omegans do not remember anything about Earth, although they have conjectures about a fierce police state ruled through informers.
Each tale is excellent and as good as any short science fiction tale being written today.
A silly and useless ending. The general writing is good and the story flowed but the final conclusion left me feeling reading the book had been a waste of time.Published 3 months ago by Homeward Bound
Sorry but I found this to be too hard to get through. I am a science fiction fan and like to read new authors but this one was too sporadic for me.Published 3 months ago by Kim Simon
It took me awhile to remember reading this book in High School. There was a certain familarity about it when I started it, but I was about half way through it before I remebered... Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Lowry
I liked this story. A penal colony filled with amnesiac people, none of whom know who they are or why they're barred from ever reentering earth. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bea Moon
Overall this was a short read. Like other reviewers pointed out the story ends abruptly and could go on giving the reader some finality. Read morePublished 5 months ago by NoMan
A novel of the fifties. The starting of the book is good enough to stand the passing of time. A planet where all criminals from Earth are sent, without their memory of their life... Read morePublished 5 months ago by brudigia
If "yes", then you'll find this book will do just that to you. Robert Sheckley's storyline is elegant in its simplicity, yet the themes of repression, oppression and a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Blaze
Awesome idea, good style, gripping story and an interesting twist at the end. Highly recommended for non-sci-fi readers as well. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Matija Potocnik
I had never read anything from Robert Sheckley that I could remember with the possible exception of a short story many years ago. Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Meekins