The Barnes & Noble Review
The Invaders Plan is the first book in L. Ron Hubbard's landmark ten-volume Mission Earth saga: a blockbuster science fiction epic about a race of aliens' elaborate scheme to invade Earth and infiltrate human society to bring about its ultimate downfall.
The story of Mission Earth is actually the prison confession of Soltan Gris, a former mid-level manager of the mysterious Coordinated Information Apparatus (CIA) on the planet Voltar. When chosen by his menacing boss, Lombar Hisst, to head a secret -- and potentially lucrative -- mission to Blito-P3 (Earth), Soltan soon realizes his opportunity of a lifetime could spell his imminent demise. Although the mission is supposed to infiltrate advanced technology into the Earthlings' culture to preserve the planet for future use, Soltan's real charge is to make sure it fails. His egomaniacal boss has grand and nefarious plans for Earth.
But when Jettero Heller, a handsome military hero practically oozing charisma, is conscripted into the top-secret operation, Soltan's already loose grip on the mission unravels completely -- with hilarious results!
A timeless satire packed with biting political and social commentary that has been called Hubbard's magnum opus, the Mission Earth decalogy has sold more than 7.5 million copies in 14 languages worldwide. Witty, insightful, and utterly readable, this grand saga is just as timely today as it was when initially released in 1985. Hubbard's classic Battlefield Earth is like a short story compared to this ambitious -- and historic -- ten-volume, 1.2 million-word chronicle. Paul Goat Allen
A delicious read.
New York Newsday
The action, subplots and surprises--coupled with dynamic characters--ensure that MISSION EARTH "delivers all the entertainment anybody could ask for.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Each chapter of Hubbard's narrative is fast-paced...espionage and intrigue prevail.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable.
From the Publisher
“You will lose sleep. You will miss appointments. If you don’t force yourself to set it down and talk to your family from time to time, you may be looking for a new place to live. Reading The Invaders Plan is simply the most fun you can have by yourself.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD
“Marvelous satire by a master of adventure.” —ANNE MCCAFFREY
“A delicious read . . . as one would expect of an experienced pro.” —WASHINGTON POST
“An outrageous and wildly funny read.” —SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
"I loved Mission Earth. The CIA will hate it. Hubbard has produced a real knee-slapper. . .Few writers have had the knack of making a serious philosophical point without ever stopping to preach, without ever slowing the action for an instant."—RAY FARADAY NELSON
"Hubbard not only broke all the rules but he blazed a new literary path when he completed the monumental 1.2-million-word Mission Earth in slightly less than eight months." —William J. Widder
“A thriller packed with lust, laughs, adventure and murderous intrigue.” —Literary Guild
“This ambitious novel, the first of a 10-volume series by SF veteran Hubbard ... is space opera in the grand tradition...” —Library Journal