By L. Ron Hubbard
A huge paintings -- acclaimed as agenuine masterpiece -- L. Ron Hubbard's 1.2-million-word-ten-volume project EARTH dekalogy brilliantly blends technology fiction and action/adventure on an enormous interstellar scale with stinging satire -- within the literary culture of Voltaire, quick and Orwell -- at the world's foibles and fancies.
A real publishing phenomenon -- precedent-setting whilst each one quantity, in flip, grew to become a brand new York occasions after which a world bestseller -- venture EARTH has already offered greater than 5 million copies and maintains to seem on bestseller lists in contries throghout the world.
Winner of France's Cosmos 2000 Award and the Nova technology Fiction Award in Italy, and nominated for a Hugo Award, project EARTH is an epic narrative of a mystery invasion of Earth as seen-and vividly mentioned -- through the extraterrestrial beings who, unrecognized, already dwell 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 criminal citadel of Spiteos, the violent fall of the Voltar Confederation.
The Voltar Confederation has a long-range plan to take advantage of Earth as a strategic staging zone in its carrying on with conquest of the galaxy. despite the fact that, with the invention that Earth is being destroyed by means of toxins, medications and different menaces, strive against Engineer Jettero Heller is shipped on a top-secret project to save lots of the planet from self-destruction. Unknown to Heller, one other Voltarian faction (the Coordinated details gear) has secretly been utilizing Earth as a offer base for medications. It dispatches its personal counter venture to thwart Heller's plans.
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