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Invaders Plan: Alien Deception & Conspiracy, New York Times Best SciFi: Mission Earth Volume 1 [Kindle Edition]

L. Ron Hubbard
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Book Description

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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    With Mission Earth, L. Ron Hubbard created an unsurpassed
    masterpiece of satire, social commentary and rousing intergalactic
    adventure--full of biting insights about the condition of this planet, its
    people and the institutions that make it the way it is. Mission Earth, an
    unheard-of 1.2-million word novel in ten volumes, is a monumental
    achievement by any literary standard.
    Mission Earth has an entire galaxy for its backdrop, though the main action
    occurs on Earth and the planet Voltar. The Voltarian Grand Council has
    become convinced that it must send a mission to prevent Earth from
    destroying itself--thus allowing the Voltar Confederacy to proceed on its
    long-standing invasion plan and timetable to conquer a planet they regard
    as an important future way-stop on the main invasion route toward the
    center of the galaxy.
    The mission is assigned to a clandestine agent, Fleet Combat Engineer
    Jettero Heller. Soon after arriving on Earth, he heads to New York City
    where he is determined to get to the bottom of what is causing Earth to
    self-destruct, unaware that his every move is being tracked and that
    powerful forces on Voltar want his mission to fail.

    About the Author

    With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 280 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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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1053 KB
    • Print Length: 662 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1592120229
    • Publisher: Galaxy Press; 9 edition (15 Jun. 2003)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00704PQBM
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Author, humanitarian and Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is one of the most acclaimed figures of the modern age.

    In a writing career spanning more than half a century, he was both a leading light of American fiction and the author of more than 35 million words of nonfiction--the single most embracive statement on the human mind and spirit, providing the only road to total spiritual freedom.

    To date, more than 250 million copies of his works are in circulation worldwide, in 71 languages. All told, those works comprise over 3,000 recorded lectures and some 5,000 writings, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers.

    Accordingly, and in testament to the magnitude of his literary legacy, there are his four Guinness World Records: most published author, most translated author, the author with the most audiobook titles and the single most translated non-religious work.

    Yet the essence of L. Ron Hubbard's legacy is perhaps best expressed in his simple declaration:

    "I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.

    "These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. And I am afraid I am just as delighted as he is."


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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Mission Earth Series of Books 30 Dec. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Many years ago I read Battlefield Earth by the same arthur and decided to find if he had any more books available in print. I bought "The Invaders Plan" first to try and see if I would like the series and discovered that as soon as I started reading I was hooked. Mr Hubbard may have created in this series of books a truly un-put-downable collection. I took the next 4 books on holiday and after reading them all within the first 6 days actually found myself looking in books shops along the Algarve coast for the next books in the series, much to the annoyance of my good lady, ah well.
    All I can say if you like Sci-Fi and enjoy a story with Hero's and Villans then then this collection of books has it in spades. I am currently putting them on my Kindle to reread whilest on holiday again.
    I hope you, the next generation of reader, enjoy the Mission Earth series of books as much as i did whether it be in print or on ebook.

    Colin R
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars sci-fi satire classic 19 Oct. 2012
    Format:Paperback
    The first of a ten-part series. The book is a page turner from start to finish The nearest I can get to describing it's style is a cross between Edgar Rice Burroughs and P.G Wodehouse.
    Some reviewers allude to the author's creation of the Scientology cult. There is no trace to be found within this novel. Mr Hubbard's contempt for psychologists and psychiatrists is reflected, perhaps with good reason; spellcheck Freud and the suggested answer is often fraud.
    Some suggest Mr Hubbard was paranoid, but just because you're paranoid,it doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
    Allow the novels to stand or fall on their own merits. I found this and the sequels excellent and believe the vast majority will as well. Highly recommended. Enjoy!
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    11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The longest novel ever written? 20 May 2009
    Format:Paperback
    This is the first in a 10-book series called "Mission Earth". It is the largest of the 10 books, although not the fastest paced. It is impossible to rate any of the books independently, as they all form one consistent story, from beginning to end.

    The series takes a rather twisted view of Earth, as from an invader's point of view. Decades before it became fashionable, L. Ron Hubbard identified humanity's abuse of the Earth's environment as one of the most contempible and self-destructive of its features. The series is a satire of the Earth institutions that have brought us to this point.

    The characters are amazingly extreme. Some people may be antagonised by the insanely evil (or should I say weak?) narrator for the first 8 books - Soltan Gris. He is contrasted with the amazing hero Jettero Heller, who knows his own mind. Some people may hate this polarisation, but I found it quite addictive. You discover something strange - that you automatically try to empathise with the narrator, even when he has absolutely no redeeming features.

    Some people criticise the books as being a product of the originator of the Church of Scientology. I know little about them, and what I do know does not endear them to me. I have read the whole series 3 or so times, and I still can't detect any particular 'religious' bias. Maybe he didn't 'believe' when he wrote the books, or maybe not at all. Or maybe he kept his writing life independent - who knows. The only things you can clearly detect about the views of the autor are:

    1) He doesn't agree with how the world is being run (who does), and
    2) He definitely believes that being self-assertive is better than being 'weak'.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Slow Burning Introduction... 24 May 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    ...to an incredible series!

    So glad I have access to these on Kindle, I first set about reading them around 20 years ago, and, inexplicably, the local library only had the first 7. (In fairness, inter-library loans could've sorted that, but I was young and foolish then...)

    So I've gone back to the beginning. I vividly remember being utterly bewildered by this book upon first reading it, it was quite unlike any sci-fi I'd read before. As many reviewers have pointed out, it does have an uneven, at times painfully slow, pace, but it's worth persevering with, I promise.

    The story focuses on the main protagonist and his efforts to set up "Mission Earth", which he needs to both succeed AND fail.

    Most of the comedy comes from very shrewd observation of the human condition, as interpreted through the eyes of the alien invaders. It should also be mentioned, perhaps, that the 'Earth', and humanity, in question here is a damning caricature of the one we know and love.

    I can't recommend enough that you give this a go, especially at the Kindle price. As another reviewer has suggested, you ought not to be put off by the author's legendary notoriety, and approach this with an open mind. I think you'll at least chuckle at the misadventures of the, quite deluded, Soltan Gris.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and fun 18 Oct. 2013
    By Zero
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I was introduced to this series as a kid when my parents had a copy of the audio drama on cassette. I finally got to read the first one as an adult. This is the only way I can describe it: it follows the doings of an idiot villain, Soltan Gris, who acts as if he is the best villain in the world and tries to convince you that he is actually the hero. Basically it's a satire, although the first book takes place entirely on Gris' home planet of Voltar. Since it was written in the 80's the futuristic technologies hold up better than books written much earlier, although since the book is humorous anyway it doesn't detract from the book to just laugh at some of the old thinking. The first book does have some scenes of violence, gore, and substance use (mostly alcohol) - it follows a villain after all. The characters are well-fleshed and memorable. Hubbard really took full advantage of putting the book in first person. The perspective gives an omniscient insight into Soltan Gris' ridiculous thoughts and actions while depriving the reader of any kind of second opinion into the matter save his or her own. I really enjoyed it and hope to read the rest of the series.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Set up nicely
    I'm happy with my purchase. Actually read a somewhat lenghty book for the first time in donkeys. Intrigued I am to see how it unfolds.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars By chapter 4 I threw-in the towel, read some Brian Aldiss and, oh!...
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