Mission Earth, Volume 5: Fortune of Fear

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The riveting intrigue of two alien invaders' misadventures on Earth continues as Soltan Gris, fleeing a hoard of enraged women, weaves a jagged trail of destruction from Turkey to New York. There, armed with 250 million in gold, he is determined to stop Jettero Heller's plan to save Earth from its own pollution. Heller, meanwhile, is using a bit of alien technology to raise his own fortunes in the futures market, shooting it out with the Mafia for control of an Atlantic City casino, and fending off the suspicions...
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Overview

The riveting intrigue of two alien invaders' misadventures on Earth continues as Soltan Gris, fleeing a hoard of enraged women, weaves a jagged trail of destruction from Turkey to New York. There, armed with 250 million in gold, he is determined to stop Jettero Heller's plan to save Earth from its own pollution. Heller, meanwhile, is using a bit of alien technology to raise his own fortunes in the futures market, shooting it out with the Mafia for control of an Atlantic City casino, and fending off the suspicions of the beautifully deadly Countess Krak as to the girls of the Gracious Palms brothel. That's just the beginning of the brilliantly original Fortune of Fear, Mission Earth 5.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The farce continues in this fifth installment of Hubbard's 10-series, Mission Earth. Soltan Gris, the focus here, is the Voltarian Empire's spy chief on Earth. Forever plotting, peeping and trying to manipulate others, double agent Gris is himself the eternal dupe. His crazed schemes to subvert his own agent in the field, virtuous Jettero Heller, keep blowing up in his face. The new chapter, a spoof of free market economics, opens with Gris smuggling 12 tons of goldto pay his credit card bills. Fast-talking bankers soon relieve him of the lucre and he fumes to see Heller raising money for his good deeds from mob-run Atlantic City casinos and commodities trading. This leaden satire gets more outrageous in its sexual aspects, which sound suspiciously like a parody of Scientology (e.g. lesbians who are ``cured'' by being raped). (October)
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Mission Earthis epic science fiction: a rollicking, sprawling romp, chock-full of action and filled with sly social commentary. Who’d have thought a ten-volume series could still leave readers wanting more?” —ROBERT J. SAWYER

“A great mix of science speculations, science fiction and outrageous humor. I was hooked from the very beginning. Mission Earth will super charge your imagination and give your funny bone a work-out.” —DR. HARRY KLOOR, PHD2

“Hubbard is a thinker who writes, rather than a writer who thinks, as most masters are.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“The adventure, colored by broad strokes of satire, is written with a vigor.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"...bristles with excitement on every page." —Dow Jones

“...features rich inventiveness, brisk pacing, and a large cast of appealing characters.” —Booklist

"...a wild compound of science fiction action, political satire and sexual comedy." —Cincinnati Post

"Ironic, exciting, romantic and hilarious." —Orson Scott Card

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592121847
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/1986
  • Series: Mission Earth Series , #5
  • Pages: 365
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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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