By L. Ron Hubbard
A enormous paintings -- acclaimed as agenuine masterpiece -- L. Ron Hubbard's 1.2-million-word-ten-volume project EARTH dekalogy brilliantly blends technological know-how fiction and action/adventure on an unlimited interstellar scale with stinging satire -- within the literary culture of Voltaire, speedy and Orwell -- at the world's foibles and fancies.
A actual publishing phenomenon -- precedent-setting whilst every one quantity, in flip, grew to become a brand new York occasions after which a global bestseller -- venture EARTH has already bought greater than 5 million copies and keeps to seem on bestseller lists in contries throghout the world.
Winner of France's Cosmos 2000 Award and the Nova technological know-how Fiction Award in Italy, and nominated for a Hugo Award, challenge EARTH is an epic narrative of a mystery invasion of Earth as seen-and vividly stated -- through the extraterrestrial beings who, unrecognized, already stay and paintings between us. it's a novel crowded with sharply memorable characters and with locations and occasions cloaked in attractiveness, threat and secret: Palace urban, pleasure urban, the forbidden felony fort of Spiteos, the violent fall of the Voltar Confederation.
The Voltar Confederation has a long-range plan to exploit Earth as a strategic staging zone in its carrying on with conquest of the galaxy. even though, with the invention that Earth is being destroyed by means of toxins, medicinal drugs and different menaces, strive against Engineer Jettero Heller is shipped on a top-secret undertaking to avoid wasting the planet from self-destruction. Unknown to Heller, one other Voltarian faction (the Coordinated info gear) has secretly been utilizing Earth as a provide base for medicinal drugs. It dispatches its personal counter venture to thwart Heller's plans.
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An Alien Affair (Mission Earth, Book 4) by L. Ron Hubbard