Mission Earth 05: Fortune of Fear (Mission Earth Series)

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A monumental work -- acclaimed as agenuine masterpiece -- L. Ron Hubbard's 1.2-million-word-ten-volume MISSION EARTH dekalogy brilliantly blends science fiction and action/adventure on a vast interstellar scale with stinging satire -- in the literary tradition of Voltaire, Swift and Orwell -- on the world's foibles and fancies.

A true publishing phenomenon -- precedent-setting when each volume, in turn, became a New York Times and then an international bestseller -- MISSION EARTH has already sold more than five million copies and continues to appear on bestseller lists in contries throghout the world.

Winner of France's Cosmos 2000 Award and the Nova Science Fiction Award in Italy, and nominated for a Hugo Award, MISSION EARTH is an epic narrative of a secret invasion of Earth as seen-and vividly recounted -- by the aliens who, unrecognized, already live and work among us. It is a novel crowded with sharply memorable characters and with places and events cloaked in splendor, menace and mystery: Palace City, Joy City, the forbidden prison fortress of Spiteos, the violent fall of the Voltar Confederation.

The Voltar Confederation has a long-range plan to use Earth as a strategic staging area in its continuing conquest of the galaxy. However, with the discovery that Earth is being destroyed by pollution, drugs and other menaces, Combat Engineer Jettero Heller is sent on a top-secret mission to save the planet from self-destruction. Unknown to Heller, another Voltarian faction (the Coordinated Information Apparatus) has secretly been using Earth as a supply base for drugs. It dispatches its own counter mission to thwart Heller's plans.

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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.


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Mission Earth is epic science fiction: a rollicking, sprawling romp, chock-full of action and filled with sly social commentary. Who’d have thought a ten-volume series could still leave readers wanting more?” —ROBERT J. SAWYER


“A great mix of science speculations, science fiction and outrageous humor. I was hooked from the very beginning. Mission Earth will super charge your imagination and give your funny bone a work-out.” —DR. HARRY KLOOR, PHD2



“Hubbard is a thinker who writes, rather than a writer who thinks, as most masters are.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE



“The adventure, colored by broad strokes of satire, is written with a vigor.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"...bristles with excitement on every page." —Dow Jones


“...features rich inventiveness, brisk pacing, and a large cast of appealing characters.” —Booklist

"...a wild compound of science fiction action, political satire and sexual comedy." —Cincinnati Post

"Ironic, exciting, romantic and hilarious." —Orson Scott Card

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