While the theme is a good one Alien race in charge of 100 planets - Roman Empire type idea - has Earth in its sights with good and evil fighting for the Earth, it is a bit simple and forced. So I was looking forward to this series with more than a little eagerness. I was stunned at its size. He carried dispatches from Hubbard at the ranch near San Luis Obispo to the base at Gilman and back. Now some were bad jokes and others seem to be references that weren't relevant to me.
The Scientologists would then come back with the books - usually more than one copy - and a receipt to pick up more money and go out again. I survived and the volume went up. I encountered this book when I was 14, and even then I could tell L. Ron Hubbard actually wrote these books since most of them were published long after he died , and imagine it was written by a committee of clever Scientologists. One strong point in the novels is Hubbard's ability to write from the villain's perspective. Last edited 2018-06-13 13:24 by Search: : the Facebook group for cooking in. After a series of world-shattering events, which include the impact of an ice meteor on the Soviet Union, the world's entire oil supply being turned radioactive, and a orbiting the Earth, Heller returns to Voltar to find that not only have Hisst's plans to enslave the government nearly succeeded, but Madison is starting a galactic civil war.
While he is doing that a sabotage mission is sent at the same time to sabotage his mission. As such they have so far received almost no attention, which perhaps they do deserve a bit more. The second book was just awful. Fleet officer Jettero Heller is sent on Mission Earth to arrest the pollution, not knowing that his mission threatens a plot to overthrow the 110-planet empire. Some of the 10 books were better than others. So, funny story about how I was introduced to Scientology. The only parts I laughed a little at were when interactions with a computer were happening which were way to far and few in between all the other stuff.
This is a fun series that will keep you reading. When I pointed out that there were inconsistencies in the spellings, he hit the roof. They are all so squeaky, and Hubbard does this on purpose, because he believes that with his ideas in place, we'd form some sort of perfect society of supermen. After I became involved in the online Scientology wars of the mid-1990s, I vented some of my frustrations by writing several reviews of the Mission Earth books on Amazon. Hubbard went through the roof! Well, ten volumes make more money than three do so naturally we said ten. That being said, I would like to lay down why I found this to be a terrible book, while reserving the right to change both rating and review at a later date, as I somehow accumulated almost all of Mission Earth and Battlefield Earth and do intend to read all of them when I get around to the baseline Scientology works. Insipid, clumsy, and annoyingly frequent attempts at 'humor'.
As far as he knew, he was always a best selling author. It kept me interested enough to do all 10 books. But I admit it's not for everyone. Shock was my primary reaction as I plowed through page after page of mediocre hack-work and pulp devoid of anything that makes science fiction interesting - no ideas, no ideals, no intelligence but plenty of shallow cardboard archetypes mouthing ridiculous dialog without developing any compelling reasons for anything to happen. Willie Loman couldn't have told the story better.
Our snivelling lackey, Sultan Gris, must rub shoulders with the prize and champion of the fleet, Jettero Heller. He got angry at Elron Hubbard and threw all ten books overboard. The bad guy Zoltan is pretending to help the main character Jettero, but he's got his own set of mission orders he is running on. Also, did we mention all the murder, torture, and rape? But I had no choice. Hero is about to have sex. That's life in the freelance world, but not in the one Hubbard wanted people to believe.
Meanwhile, Miscavige was in a rage so he threw the problem at me to solve. I was honored by being so named but I was no fiction editor. I enjoyed meeting each character, but about midway through the book I quit caring anything about their experiences and what would happen to them. He said I could do the editing instead of that other flake and send it to him for approval. The author of this blog spent a full three years bit by bit reading and examining the series. But the Earth seems to be destroying itself because of pollution, drugs and possible wars. Unknown to Heller, Earth is also the base of a secret operation conducted by the diabolically evil Lombar Hisst, Commander of the Apparatus, who seeks to usurp the Voltar throne.
How can I forget law firms with names like Swindle and Crouch or Bleedum, Bleedum and Draine? However, at the time I read it, I had no clue as to what Scientology was, and there's nothing in the books that mention it, so it never was an issue. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginativ With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Hubbard really took full advantage of putting the book in first person. 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. I was curious as to how a science fiction author could also have founded a relatively successful modern religion and so I decided to sample some of his work.