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By L. Ron Hubbard

A huge paintings -- acclaimed as agenuine masterpiece -- L. Ron Hubbard's 1.2-million-word-ten-volume venture 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, rapid and Orwell -- at the world's foibles and fancies.
A actual publishing phenomenon -- precedent-setting whilst each one quantity, in flip, turned a brand new York occasions after which a global bestseller -- undertaking EARTH has already bought 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, undertaking EARTH is an epic narrative of a mystery invasion of Earth as seen-and vividly acknowledged -- by means of 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 beauty, risk and secret: Palace urban, pleasure urban, the forbidden legal 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 quarter in its carrying on with conquest of the galaxy. besides the fact that, 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 offer base for medicines. It dispatches its personal counter challenge to thwart Heller's plans.

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DELEGATION The President of Thalassa had been in office for only two months and was still unreconciled to his misfortune. But there was nothing he could do about it except to make the best of a bad job for the three years it would last. Certainly it was no use demanding a recount; the selection program, which involved the generation and interleaving of thousand-digit random numbers, was the nearest thing to pure chance that human ingenuity could devise. There were exactly five ways to avoid the danger of being dragged into the Presidential Palace (twenty rooms, one large enough to hold almost a hundred guests).

He might have been even more chastened—or perhaps merely amused—to know that Mayor Waldron was no longer quite so enamored of him. Assistant Chief Engineer Loren Lorenson had impressed more than one of Tarna’s citizens that morning. 15. TERRA NOVA Such a reminder of Earth was an unfortunate name for the settlement, and no one admitted responsibility. But it was slightly more glamorous than “base camp,” and was quickly accepted. The complex of prefabricated huts had shot up with astonishing speed—literally overnight.

I wonder… I wonder… 17. CHAIN OF COMMAND From: Captain To: All Crew Members CHRONOLOGY As there has already been a great deal of unnecessary confusion in this matter, I wish to make the following points: 1. All Ship’s records and schedules will remain on Earth Time—corrected for relativistic effects—until the end of the voyage. All clocks and timing systems aboard ship will continue to run on ET. 2. For convenience, ground crews will use Thalassan time (TT) when necessary, but will keep all records in ET with TT in parenthesis.

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