Mission Earth, Volume 1: The Invaders Plan

Mission Earth, Volume 1: The Invaders Plan

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Earth does not exist. . . .

Or so they want you to believe.

Who are they? What do they want? And who do they think they are?

They are the Voltarians of Voltar—an empire 110 planets strong.

They are already among us. And the invasion is about to begin . . . in a hundred years or so.

Or is it?

The truth is far more sinister.

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Earth does not exist. . . .

Or so they want you to believe.

Who are they? What do they want? And who do they think they are?

They are the Voltarians of Voltar—an empire 110 planets strong.

They are already among us. And the invasion is about to begin . . . in a hundred years or so.

Or is it?

The truth is far more sinister. Undercover, underground and out of sight, the invaders plan what may in fact be a massive diversion. In the darkest recesses of Voltar’s Coordinated Information Apparatus (otherwise known as the CIA), a tyrant of terror sets out to exploit the invasion in order to seize power. All that stands in his way is a planet that doesn’t exist.

Discover a world where corporations rule and political corruption is rife. Where governments are driven by oil and controlled by drugs. Where global warming is getting hotter by the minute . . . and a scorching love affair could determine the fate of millions. Where a cosmic conspiracy is about to hit home and the intergalactic intrigue knows no bounds.

They call it Blito-P3. We call it Earth.

You can’t afford to look the other way. It’s the end of the world as you know it . . . and the beginning of one of the most spectacular, thought-provoking, and wildly inventive works of science fiction and espionage of our time.

“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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592125869
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Series:
Mission Earth Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
623
Sales rank:
101,975
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Anne McCaffrey
Marvelous satire by a master of adventure."
Orson Scott Card
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. Remember how you felt the first time you saw 'Star Wars'? This book will do it to you again.
Gene Wolfe
A wicked satire...more addictive than salt and peanuts.

Meet the Author

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, Volume 1 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can there be such a thing as too many details? Yes. Especially when they bore the reader to pieces. The character whose eyes we view the story through makes me sick. I pushed myself to try to finish reading. I will not read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the entire book hoping it would.improve - it didn't. Really disappointed, since I liked Battlefield Earth. The satirical attempt was OK for a chapter but not a whole.book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awful story line and completely unbelievable characters. I will not be reading the other ones
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one heck of a horrible book. there was no way this guy could make a mistake, even when he was supposed to, who is he superman? I tell you, I've read some baaaaaaaaad books in my time, but this one is pretty far up there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crap crappity crap. Don't waste your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, but I've read better. His books aren't as exciting as some of the other books that I've read, and trust me, I am the worlds biggest SF/Fantasy freak you'll ever meet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a complete joke. The plot is lame, the characters are attracious, and the hero might as well be superman. The only real character I like in the book is soltan gris, but hes the villian!!! and worst of all, the grammar is terrible!!! fragmented sentances and bad punctuation galore. now i am not saying i could do better, but hey man, get an editor!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...oh wait, you say he already has, good :) the thought of sharing this planet with him disgusts me... dont read anything by him ever. he was a sick, twisted old, perv who deserves zero praise for any of his work. these books suck as does everything else he's ever written. and as does he.
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I have all 10 hard cover books of this series. Each and every one is fantastic and incredibly funny. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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rkbush More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad that this series finally made it to Nook. I've got the entire series in hardback, and just loved it! Is it great writing? No. The book is pulp science fiction and pure escapism. The series doesn’t require thought. The series is nothing more than pure fun!
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I loved all ten books of this saga. I think the author paints the best possible picture of our society while at the same time telling an incredible science-fiction story. If aliens walk among us I don’t think their interests would be very different from what is described in the book, it’s almost scary. Also it was eye-popping to see ourselves and our problems through the eyes of a cynic and criminal alien. Don’t expect the narrator to be kind, he isn’t. But that is one of the best things about these books. His imbecility gives him the clarity to depict Earth in a way that is hard not agree with, even if it works against us. The plot of Mission Earth is incredible and the author has ten books –and he uses them very well- to develop a complete and multi-layered story that will make you forget about sleeping because you just can’t put it down. I highly recommend this book: you will have a great time, and you will be a whole different person when you finish reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst flippimg book ever no read this flipping books
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Read rhe series years ago, gotta do it again
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a heavy reader like I am then you will understand that the words L. Ron Hubbard uses is for a purpose. The series was awesome and I even got my girlfriend who hates sci fi to read it and she loved it!