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Publisher's Summary

Set in Resnick's far future, where humankind has long spread out through the galaxy and there are as many alien races as there are planets suitable for colonization, Purgatory is a hard look at how many ways an advanced civilization can misunderstand a "primitive" race.
©1992 Mike Resnick (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Eric Holsinger on 01-04-17

Galactic Comedy?

Comedy as in "Greek comedy"; and easy on the comedy. Was looking for something humorous and spacey. This is a plodding trudge through colonialism dressed in a cheap sci-fi getup. Evans voicing of the conniving reptilian leader puts me to sleep.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 12-02-16

Just as true in 2016 as it was in 1992

I was looking for a comedy sci fi series.
This series was not that.
It was a parallel of the problems of human civilization with the "aliens" dressed up as the working and under employed saddled with debt and not having the hope to get ahead.
Substitute the quote "the tree still stands" with "BLM" and you'll see what I mean.
I'm not exactly happy about looking in the mirror, but the story was well written, well told and kept my interest.

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