Type ShortStory
Date 1978-12
Tags science fiction, communism, cold war, male protagonist

A Thousand Deaths

An anti-communist story. A man, convicted of treason against a Russia that has taken over the entire world, is killed repeatedly, his memories then transferred into clones, in order to induce him to sincerely--or convincingly--repent at his televised 'trial'. In the end, he grows used to death and cannot be swayed, so he, along with other incorrigible criminals, is exiled to another planet. He resolves, as he is being prepared for the journey, that he, or his descendants, will one day return to free Earth from communist rule.

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Orson Scott Card Author

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