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Black Genesis (Mission Earth #2)

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  1,466 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Intrigue, Betrayal, Blackmail... From the violent, heroin-riddled back streets of Turkey to the heart of government corruption in America, Mission Earth relentlessly hurls into a new labyrinth of Earth's underworld, torn by Mafia wars and criminal rivalry, abounding with assassins, killers, prostitutes, drug-runners, and subverted government agents, the gripping story mast ...more
Hardcover, 431 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by Bridge Publications (CA) (first published January 1st 1986)
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Jason Sta. Maria
Two stars again for the second book! But the author added some action scenes on this one. The Aliens already landed on our planet and that's on Turkey. The main Extraterrestrial character was still familiarizing about the do's and don'ts of our planet Earth and he can easily adapt to it. But I like the flow of this book compared to the previous one. And I also agree about the real causes of drugs in every country/society, which L. Ron Hubbard explained on this book... That other countries use dr ...more
Denis
Take all ten of these books and boil 'em down all night... no, leave it on the burner for a whole week. Reduce it too a thick dense sticky sauce. And still, this will have very little flavour.

There was the seed of a decent parody in there within the first two books then the joke was over. The joke became, "...let's make it ten books, just so the term "dekalogy" could be applied.
Angela Smith
I really enjoyed the humor in this book. I don't get why so many people didn't like it.
Chad
Great series very funny
Dovile
Black Genesis, book 2 in the Mission Earth series, is mainly about the arrival of an alien Voltarian agent Jettero Heller with a secret mission to reduce the pollution of Earth and prevent the primitive population destroying the planet before the Voltar Empire is ready to conquer it. The story is told by Heller's supervisor Soltan Gris who also has a secret order by his superior - to stop Heller from succeeding, preferably as painfully and terminatively as possible. Which Soltan will be only hap ...more
David Sarkies
Apr 13, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to David by: Nobody
Shelves: sci-fi
Overtly long and badly written
25 May 2012

Well it seems that there are not many positive reviews of this book, or this series in fact, though Wikipedia does attempt to be neutral in its discussion of it, though when it refers to the reviews of the critics then it is really difficult to find somebody who is positive. The suggestion is that the characters are one dimensional and shallow, there is nothing really all that original in the story, and that the book is overtly long with no reason for it
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Kathryn
Good holy God, this book was awful. Remember how I described the characters in the first book of the series as "two-dimensional"? Well they were Michelangelo sculptures compared with how they're portrayed here.

The first book was at least a little fun in a lunatic sort of way. The whole tongue-in-cheek, making-fun-of-itself-possibly tone of "The Invaders Plan" has dissolved by this point into a pointless, rambling, completely insane, going nowhere collection of tripe. And if that wasn't bad enou
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Mariya
Absolute drivel.

I am wondering if I can be bothered to go write this on all the books of the series that I actually managed to slog through, and I might. Been reading sci-fi since I remember myself and almost never have I dropped a book halfway through. I really tried with this "epic" series, really did. On book 4 now and have decided that there is no way I am devoting another precious minute of my life to this.

The story has something in it, but there are so many unnecessary twists and turns, t
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Jon Harbour
Couldn't finish it. I thought this was a cool new sci-fi series, not a kooky environmentalist story to support his assertions in scientology.
Natz
Yeah I know, everyone else probably thinks I'm a moron, now that I have admitted I actually like Hubbard and his (sci fi) stuff. This book was pulp, funny and fast paced. Twisted ideas in a twisted reality. Love that style
Jill
My sister won the Mission Earth series and I started reading them as soon as she let me. :-) It wasn't until around the 9th or 10th book that I became not as interested.
Dawn Wells
Fun read or shall I say funny read. Awful writing awful book. But laughter is good medicine. Don't buy it not worth it. I got it for ten cent at a yard sale.
Bradley
This series is seriously kooky. I like it. This volume reminds me of Planet America now. It turned into a bad Mafia movie as well. Great tale. =)
Paul B.
Perhaps one of the poorest books ever written in one of the poorest series of books ever penned. Remarkably insane, but at times hilarious.
Brett Powers
Say what you will about the creepiness of Scientology (it is very creepy to say the least), this book series is a freaking blast to read!
Grahambootle
filled with stereotypes but did make me chuckle a couple of times. will probably do the rest of the series at some point
Nicole (kasinda)
I hope that the series gets better. It just seems to be getting repetitive.
Allen Petro
Not bad, but not as good as the first book in the series.
ihtsham
If this book has redeeming features, I missed them.
Ricardo
Great Series of Science Fiction novels.
Peter
Nearly gave at this point
Slaira Singga
Nov 22, 2012 Slaira Singga marked it as to-read
nice
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L. Ron Hubbard was a popular pulp writer of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, mysteries and westerns during the 1930s and later founder of Dianetics and Scientology.

Known Pseudonyms:
Frederick Engelhardt
Kurt von Rachen
Rene LaFayete/Rene La Fayette/René Lafayette
Frankie Rohne
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