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.
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Resnick repeated this performance with Purgatory: A Chronicle of a Distant World, in which the natives of the planet Karimon experience the same fate as ...
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