Mission Earth, Volume 2: Black Genesis

Mission Earth, Volume 2: Black Genesis

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Drugs. Sex. Murder. Taxes. Welcome to planet Earth.

They’re here. They’ve arrived. And they’re all eyes. The Voltarian scouting party—illegal aliens extraordinaire—on a top-secret expedition led by one Jettero Heller, Royal Officer of the Fleet.

His mission: rescue the planet from pollution—and make it safe for the

Overview

Drugs. Sex. Murder. Taxes. Welcome to planet Earth.

They’re here. They’ve arrived. And they’re all eyes. The Voltarian scouting party—illegal aliens extraordinaire—on a top-secret expedition led by one Jettero Heller, Royal Officer of the Fleet.

His mission: rescue the planet from pollution—and make it safe for the upcoming invasion.

His problem: the planet may not want to be saved—and the invasion may just be a trick.

One way or another, Heller is about to undertake a journey of discovery—and it’s a real trip. From a Middle Eastern mecca of drugs—the key to a scheme to bring down the Voltarian government—to the mean streets of New York, he’s finding out what makes this world go round.

Between the Mafia wars and the brothel whores, between the ruthless IRS agents and the crazy cab drivers, between the muggings and the weapons of mass destruction, this is one learning curve that’s about to turn into a roller-coaster ride. And before it’s over, all Heller will break loose . . . in the name of BLACK GENESIS.

“Ironic, exciting, romantic and hilarious.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With this second volume, the direction and shape of Hubbard's proposed 10-book sequence, Mission Earth, are becoming clear. Instead of concentrating on the overall theme (will Earth destroy itself before the aliens can conquer it?), Hubbard emphasizes a great amount of seemingly extraneous incident to stretch out his tale into a dekalogy. In place of an epic, he offers a mock epic. This second book is a modern Candide in which alien secret agent Jettero Heller is introduced to the contemporary world in satirical strokes so broad they recall vaudeville sketches. When Heller arrives in New York City, he innocently lands a job with the Mafia, takes a room in a brothel and is taught to drive by a cabbie. Apart from one funny sequence in which FBI agents' praise of J. Edgar Hoover makes him out to be a greater con man and criminal than his targets, most of the attacks (especially on the IRS) are vengeful and humorless. (March)
From the Publisher

"One of the most ambitious science fiction novels ever attempted, an extraordinary ten-volume epic rich with intergalactic intrigue and wry social commentary." —LITERARY GUILD

“Adventure, colored by broad strokes of satire.” —Publishers Weekly

“Satire on a level with Swift or Voltaire. . .Hubbard's laserlike wit and tongue-in-cheek assessment of contemporary living make it easy to read while at the same time lending literary value to the genre of scince fiction.” —ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION

"This is transcendent science fiction, written with style and verve rivaling great literature but, in addition, it's immensely knowledgeable. A wonderful story."—A.E. VAN VOGT

"Fantastic adventure beats like a strong pulse." —BookWorld

“Ironic, exciting, romantic and hilarious.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD

“The Mission Earth books form a true saga—in the grand tradition!” —ROBERT BLOCH, AUTHOR OF PSYCHO

“Fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable . . .” —UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592125883
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Series:
Mission Earth Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
477
Sales rank:
147,116
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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