L. Ron Hubbard

The Invaders Plan

"From Lord Invay, Royal Historian, Chairman, Board of Censors, Royal Palace, Voltar Confederacy: "Let me state it boldly and baldly: there is no such planet as 'Earth.' If it ever existed at all, it certainly does nto exist today or even within living memory. So, away with this delusion. On eht authority of every highly placed official in the land I can assure you utterly and finally, THERE IS NO PLANET EARTH! and that is final!" With this emphatic disclaimer, we are introduced to MISSION EARTH, an epic told entirely and uniquely by the aliens that already walk among us. Earth is to be invaded and a Royal combat engineer must cross 22 light years to secretly infiltrate the planet. He is also crossing a scheme to use the resources of Earth's most powerful figure to overthrow the confederacy. With a convicted murderess who trains giant cat-like animals, a doctor who creates human biological freaks, a madman who controls Voltar's secret police and a clandestine Earth base in Turkey, a bizarre stage is set and narrated by an alien killer assigned to sabotage the mission and Earth - the planet that doesn't exist."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, October 1985
This Edition: Bridge Publications, October 1985
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #1 - 1st Edition

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Black Genesis

"Earth is target of an alien invasion. However, the planet is being destroyed at a rate that will make it unhabitable by the time the Voltarians are scheduled to arrive. 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. Narrated by SOltan Gris, the alien killer sent to secretly sabotage the mission and to kill Heller at the appropriate moment, this is the saga of a doomed planet - Earth. Now, in BLACK GENESIS, Heller and Gris travel 22 1/2 light years and arrive at the secret Earth base to begin their conflicting assignments. Unaware that he is about to encounter the forces of the most powerful manon Earth, Heller is soon caught up in the Mafia families, the disputes of United Nations diplomats and their paramours, the stealth of assassins and the frustrations of the American educational system. From Afyon, Turkey, to New York City, Heller is assaulted and befriended by assassins, thugs, champion wrestlers, drug addicts, anarchists, police, prostitutes, homosexuals, attorneys, cab drivers, ecologists, FBI and IRS agents in this tollicking, non-stop, high-speed adventure."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, February 1986
This Edition: Bridge Publications, February 1986
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #2 - 1st Edition

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The Enemy Within

"Will the Galactic fate of Earth be determined by a mafia family run by a six-foot-six former Roxy chorus girl? Can Voltarian Fleet officer Jettero Heller accomplish his secret mission while living at th eposh Gracious Palms whorehouse across the street from the United Nations? Is a Nature Appreciation class at a New York university really the way to stop the devestation planned by the 110-planet Voltarian confederacy? What does a bubble bath, a NATO task force off the shores of Manhatten, Rudolf Valentino, James Cagney, a Turkish belly dancer, Connecticut deputy sheriffs, the last surviving member of Hitler's general staff, and a Long Island demolition derby have to do with the survival of Earth? How does a planet get itself into such a ridiculous predicament? Earth is in the path of conquest of the most powerful empire in the galaxy. Combat engineer Heller has been sent to secretly arrest the pollution to make the planet inhabitable fot the coming Voltarian invaders. Narrated by the alien killer sent to secretly sabotage Heller's mission, The Enemy Within is rollicking, high-speed adventure with the most bizarre collection of incidents and characters to his this corner of the galaxy."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, April 1986
This Edition: Bridge Publications, April 1986
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #3 - 1st Edition

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An Alien Affair

"Hammer Malone and Killer Brag had extricated their cars. As one, with a crash of gears, they lanuched their vehicles after Heller. Two explosions in the tangled mass of cars behind them. I knew it would be the fuel tanks going up. Flames shot into the air! The other drivers were running away. But the cars of Hammer Malone and Killer Brag bore down on Heller! He turned to face them. Narrated by the killer who traveled 22 light years to seal the fate of Earth, AN ALIEN AFFAIR races non-stop from a deadly Long Island speedway to an extraterrestrial's secret base in Turkey, from a battle on the observation platform at the top of the Empire State Building to the pleasures in the basement apartment of the sadistic Miss Pinch. The aliens are here. A calico cat, a jar of mustard and a host of credit card companies may well determine the success of their mission."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, August 1986
This Edition: Bridge Publications, August 1986
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #4 - 1st Edition

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Fortune of Fear

"The Countess Krak has arrived on Earth and the planet - not to mention Atlantic City - will never be the same again. She is the most beautiful, the most deadly and certainly the most feared woman in the 110-planet Voltarian Empire. Her only equal is her lover, Royal combat engineer Jettero Heller, whose mission is to keep Earth from destroying itself long enough to be invaded by the Empire. Their mortal enemy is Soltan Gris, the Voltarian Apparatus killer sent to sabotage Heller's mission. The presence of Heller, Gris and the Countess Krak is enough to threaten the future of any planet, but the sudden arrival from Voltar of over $250 million in gold may be the death blow for Earth. FORTUNE OF FEAR blazes an explosive trail of action from the secret Apparatus base in Turkey across the Mediterranean, through Swiss banks into a mafia-controlled casino, as two alien forces struggle to determine not only the fate of Planet Earth but the control of the entire galactic Empire as well. At the same time, the lure of high fashion, the power of a Squeeze credit card and an army of mounted outlaw highwaymen in the streets of New York City may well derail everyone's plans in this fifth exciting volume of L. Ron Hubbard's acclaimed, best-selling adventure-epic - MISSION EARTH."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, October 1986
This Edition: Bridge Publications, October 1986
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #5 - 1st Edition

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Death Quest

"CRASH! The window shattered! The boom of a rifle! Everything went into a blur. Something hit the Countess Krak! She was down on the floor! Hit man Torpedo Fiaccola has finally struck. A killer so loathsome that he has been blacklisted by the Mafia. Torpedo has been hired by the alien, Soltan Gris, who has traveled from the Coltarian Confederacy to seal the fate of Earth. There target is the Countess Krak, the beautiful and deadly lover of Royal combat engineer Jettero Heller, whose mission to Earth threatens a plot to overthrow the 110-planet empire. Gris must stop Heller and Krak at any cost. DEATH QUEST sweeps violently through the otherwise quiet hills of Viriginia to the open sea with a deadly pursuit that climaxes explosively in the waterways of Atlantic City. Meanwhile, a bigamous marriage, a bubble gum-chewing teeny-bopper and a pig farm may sabotage every scheme in this sixth action-filled volume of L. Ron Hubbard's best-selling epic MISSION EARTH."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, January 1987
This Edition: Bridge Publications, January 1987
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #6 - 1st Edition

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Voyage of Vengeance

"I leaned out the helicoptor door, wind whipping me from the blades, to yell at Madison to stop. I fired my gun to attract attention. That did it! Madison saw us. He only had about a thousand feet to go with the dock ahead of him. The pilot put Raht right beside Madison. Raht grabbed the man by the arm. Up went the piloot. The vehicle was shooting forward - IT WENT OFF THE END OF THE PIER! Alien killer Soltan Gris rescues J. Walter Madman from certain death at the hands of the beautiful, deadly Countess Krak, and embarks on a VOYAGE OF VENGEANCE, covering half the globe on his multi-million-dollar yacht. A trained cat kidnaps the infamous Whiz Kid on national television. Grotesque aliens plot air piracy, using advance technology from an extraterrestrial civilization. Apparatus assassins conspire to destroy Fleet Compat Engineer Jettero Heller and sabotage his mission to save Earth from drowing in its own environmental pollution. Will Heller and Krak survive survive? How does assassin Soltan Gris deal with a teenage nymphomaniac and a crazed PR genius? Find out in VOYAGE OF VENGEANCE, Volume 7 of the action-packed MISSION EARTH dekalogy."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, May 1987
This Edition: Bridge Publications, May 1987
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #7 - 1st Edition

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Disaster

"A shotgun blasted at the door. Heller grabbed his satchels and threw himself on the spacetrooper sled as the shotgun roared. Heller hit the controls. Another shotgun blast! THEN THE FIRST EXPLOSION WENT! It sounded just like lightning had struck close to hand, a blasting, crackling roar that filled the night! The sled bucked and twisted. With Heller aboard, it plummeted earthward from thirty-five stories high. The New York mafia are under aerial assault. The United States is about to declare war. The world's oil supply is radioactive and owned by an alien. At the same time there is a black hole now in orbit while a mountain of ice is plunging toward Earth. Welcome to Disaster, the fastest non-stop volume yet in L. Ron Hubbard's best-selling MISSION EARTH dekalogy."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, July 1987
This Edition: Bridge Publications, July 1987
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #8 - 1st Edition

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Villainy Victorious

""Once more," said Flay, "I am going to ask you politely and then we will really get to work on you. Where has this base crew gone?" "I DON'T KNOW!" screamed Bolz. "Hit him! Said the colonel. It was the last order he ever issued in this life. The blow hit the button remote in Bolz's pocket. There was a searing flash throughout the hangar! The Death Battalion, the warship, the Blixon, the crew, Captain Bolz and Oh Dear glowed, suddenly outlined in incandescence. They shifted color upward from red to yellow to violet. They went black. They turned to silica, momentarily holding shape, then they become molten glass. The Death Battalion, sent by Apparatus Chief Lombar Hisst to take control on Earth, was gone. But had Heller, the Countess Krak, and the dying Emperor of VOltar survived? The insane Lombar Hisst, out of control on VOltar, holds the fate of Earth and the entire Voltar Confederacy in his clenching hands. Here is truly Villainy Victorious, the ninth, heart-stopping volume in L. Ron Hubbard's best-selling dekalogy."

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, October 1987
This Edition: Bridge Publications, October 1987
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #9 - 1st Edition

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The Doomed Planet

"Whoom! The tank, containing Lombar Hisst, was thrown backwards fifty yards in a breath! Men and huts and buildings were flying through the air as through propelled by the most monstrous hurricane that ever hit a planet's face. A hundred thousand rebel troops under Prince Mortily fell upon the hated Apparatus troop survivors. There was no quarter given. Lombar Hisst lay in the cabin of the tank. The vehicle was upside down. Apparently they had missed, somehow, the fact that he was there. Lombar Hisst began to plan. Planace City in a hundred and twenty-five thousand years had never been breached. Lomar flipped the tank upright and held the throttles still. In a crazy surge of glee, he flipped on the tank's loud-hailer system and bellowed; "You idiots. I'll laugh in the faces of your corpses when you try to crack the gates of Palace City. COME AND GET ME!" Will Hissy escaped into Palace City and successfully defy Jettero Heller and Prince Mortiiy's invasion forces? Will the Army and Fleet remain aloof from the fight between Hisst and Heller and, thus, endanger the invasion and overthrow of Hisst? And what about J. Walter Madison? Will his "PR" efforts finally doom Earth to invasion despite all Jettero Heller's efforts to protect his friends back on Earth? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in this exciting, fiery concluding volume of L. Ron Hubbard's best-selling epic MISSION EARTH"

Original Publication: Bridge Publications, November 1987
This Edition: Bridge Publications, November 1987
Cover Art: Gerry Grace
Format: Hardback

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Mission Earth #10 - 1st Edition

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