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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