Greed (Large Print 16pt)

Greed (Large Print 16pt)

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Captivating new worlds. Once there had been a single government of Earth controlled by the western races, but the long - oppressed people of Asia finally struck back with a ''cohesion projector.'' In an instant, the device established a solid, invisible wall of space - creating a dividing line between the superpowers, with the Asiatic Federation inside and the…  See more details below

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Captivating new worlds. Once there had been a single government of Earth controlled by the western races, but the long - oppressed people of Asia finally struck back with a ''cohesion projector.'' In an instant, the device established a solid, invisible wall of space - creating a dividing line between the superpowers, with the Asiatic Federation inside and the United Continents outside.Both powers are tenuously perched on the brink of war until George Marquis Lorrilard comes along. A sometime lieutenant of the pitiful handful of space guards known as the United Continents Space Navy, he's used the experience to become a space exploiter. Far less driven by altruism than by the ferocious thirst and hunger of greed, Lorrilard sets a course to change forever the fate of Earth and the stars. ALSO INCLUDES THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES ''FINAL ENEMY'' AND ''THE AUTOMAGIC HORSE'' ''...enjoyable, entertaining, and lighthearted...'' - Booklist

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ISBN-13:
9781459655683
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
01/04/2013
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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Greed 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will b yours at the next result
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
silvernight : i all most got into a fight with the strongest one pride
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
silvernight/hawkeye : what is it you want greed im trying to take care of my kits
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
greed : oh i know hawkeye has a mate i never said i wanted her body now did i
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh btw i gad my kit @ camp!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
greed: now my dear i will call you hawkeye ( he puts his paw over her shoulder ) now you my little play thing as i am greed and i want every thing inclooding you dont worry i wont do any thing dirty you just do as i say and we will get along quiet well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to silver 1* result - frostbite
woody1 More than 1 year ago
Originally published in "Astonishing Science Fiction in 1950," this post-war story, "Greed" is the title feature in this three story sci-fi pulp fiction release. The term "greed" is one of the seven deadly or cardinal sins, which describes a classification of objectionable vices. Greed is described as "an excessive desire to possess wealth, goods, or abstract things of value with the intention to keep it for one's self" (Wikipedia). Hubbard opens the story by defining three distinct classes of greedy men who made up the vanguard of space: explorers, rangers, and exploiters. Hubbard explains that each group had hunger, but this tale centers on the exploiters who were desirous of gems and gold. "Greed" describes the exploits of an adventurer seeking fame and fortune in the frontiers of space. His name is George Marquis Lorrilard, a "sometime lieutenant in the United Continents Space Navy." For many years, the single government of The United Continents ruled and patrolled the Earth and oppressed the people of Asia. Overcoming the desolation, they strike back with the "cohesion projector," a weapon that creates a solid invisible wall of space that generates a dividing line between the super powers. With both sides on the brink of war, George driven by his hunger of greed, seizes the opportunity to thwart the Asian's efforts and set a course to change the fate of the Earth. Also included in this volume are two more engaging and entertaining science fiction tales: "Final Enemy" and "The Automatic Horse."