Mission Earth, Volume 1: The Invaders Plan [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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

An advanced species of aliens discovers Earth and fears that its developing technology can someday endanger their empire. Thus begins Mission Earth a spectacular series following the aliens' intricate infiltration of Earth society to bring about its downfall. The Invaders Plan begins the paperback publication of this blockbuster series.

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Editorial Reviews

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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

Washington Post
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.
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“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 Earthin 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592125869
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Series: Mission Earth Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 623
  • Sales rank: 95,938
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2002

    wow that was bad

    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

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2002

    horrible, just horrible

    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!!!

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Dumb

    Awful story line and completely unbelievable characters. I will not be reading the other ones

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Dragged

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Not worth the time

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2000

    O.K.(but not great)

    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.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    L ron hubbarb should drop dead...

    ...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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Crap

    Crap crappity crap. Don't waste your time.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2000

    Earth Shattering!

    This is absolutely the best SF book i have read, although its the first of a dekalogy (series of 10 books), i am reading number 5 and i cant put it down! ABSOLUTELY A MUST READ! , Fast-paced, Shattering excitement, told by a master storyteller.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    best sci fi series next to Star Wars

    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!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2002

    best sci_fi EVER

    this book was impossible to put down, it is a must read for any L. ron hubbard readers anywhere

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2000

    Very Good

    One of the best sci fi books I've ever read. Had the hardest time finding #2 though, all the bookstores had 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, but no 2! I know of course when I go next there'll be a 2 but no 3. Go figure. Finally ordered it online. Most definitly worth it though, I highly recommend this.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Danyel

    The worst flippimg book ever no read this flipping books

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Ugh

    .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    FANTASTIC BOOK & SERIES

    I have all 10 hard cover books of this series. Each and every one is fantastic and incredibly funny.
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    I'm so glad that this series finally made it to Nook. I've got t

    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!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    I loved all ten books of this saga. I think the author paints th

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    TDM Mission Marker

    Good start. The next marker is somewhere here at a result with the author's first name in the title of the book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Lindsay

    Yay!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    WOW!!!!

    Read rhe series years ago, gotta do it again

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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