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Barrent has been convicted for murder and is brought to serve his sentence on Omega, a planet inhabited by criminals. His memory was washed and left without any recalls from his past life whatsoever (including the crime he seems to have committed). He is also unaware of all the dangers of living on Omega: a ruthless, yet quite complex society with a complex legal system (for instance, murder is rewarded under certain circumstances and drug consumption is compulsory for all citizens). Although Barrent is a skilful survivor, he does not fit well in this world, due to his independent nature and generally merciful behaviour.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   drugs you Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   amnesia Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's a slave/repressed?    -   humans are slaves of other humans

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   distant future A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   very controlled society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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