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Doomed Planet (Mission Earth #10)

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  1,185 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
A monumental work -- acclaimed as agenuine masterpiece -- L. Ron Hubbard's 1.2-million-word-ten-volume MISSION EARTH dekalogy brilliantly blends science fiction and action/adventure on a vast interstellar scale with stinging satire -- in the literary tradition of Voltaire, Swift and Orwell -- on the world's foibles and fancies.A true publishing phenomenon -- precedent-sett ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Bridge Publications (CA) (first published May 1st 1986)
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May 04, 2015 Craig rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Mission Earth series is a big, bloated, fun and funny dekalogy* of pulp and satire and non-stop action. It's not a serious work, nor was it intended to be; I believe Hubbard wrote it simply out of fondness for the field, the way it was when he was beginning his career. He surely didn't need the money. It lampoons everything from economics to law enforcement to crime to space opera to science and all stops in between. It's not a particularly well-written work of literature, but is engaging an ...more
Great series very funny
Aug 18, 2008 Brian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I read these 10 books out of sheer morbid curiosity. Plain and simple, they are Scientology propaganda. Avoid at all costs.
Jul 19, 2009 Ricardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Series of Science Fiction novels.
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Our saviour comes from Voltar
Splitted in ten volumes for editorial (and practical) reasons, the Mission Earth series can be seen as a continuous narrative whose chapters are identified by the different books. This “space opera-ish” saga (not a lot of space travels, but alien technological gizmos are everywhere!) will follow the comically clumsy actions of corrupted voltarian agent Soltan Gris as he narrates his attempts to sabotage and destroy the brave Jettero Heller, another native from planet
Mark Helliar
Aug 29, 2015 Mark Helliar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Soooooo... broad overview. This is the tenth book of the series. All ten books are written as satires directed toward Earth's follies. I.E. Governments, drugs, sex, crime lords, ecosystem and the corruption of each. The first 5 books were a novelty, but the negativity gets old. Books 6 and 7 are when it really begins to hit you and your eyes start to roll as you put down the books more and more often. Books 8 and 9 you know what your getting into and you doggedly trudge through just to complete ...more
curtis chittenden
Great satire

if you like satire and science fiction this series is for you. if you get caught up in details and have no imagination this series isn't for you. L Ron Hubbard isn't for everyone but personally I am fond of his style and his composition techniques. He is quite a strange and full character himself if you haven't checked him out. I am not a scientology believer, but this series has nothing to do with it. This series is all about calling out things he (L Ron Hubbard) disapproved of here
Jan 03, 2017 Olav rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this so you don't have to. Yes, I finished the whole series. The first book was awful. And every book was worse than the previous.

It's a complete mess. Didactic, inconsistent, repulsive, smug. These are some of the absolute worst books I have ever read. The misogyny, racism, and "ubermench idealism" drip from the pages. I know that it's supposed to be satirical … but it kind of seems like the author just genuinely believes that some groups of people are "lesser."

Frankly, I'm astonished
Aug 19, 2011 Ruth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spec-fic
C1987: FWFTB: galaxy, Voltar, invasion, clandestine, pollution. After ploughing my way through the first nine books it was inevitable that I had to find the energy to read this final instalment.It is a big thick book with some big thick paragraphs. I knew that this series was a huge undertaking but did not know that Mr Hubbard wrote under a further 16 pen names. “Tremendous fun, great satire” says the Baltimore Evening Sun” FCN: Fleet Combat Engineer Jettero Heller, Lombar Hisst (head of the App ...more
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was ok
While not as totally horrible as the Battlefield Earth book these aren't that great. There are some good plots themes and a sorta pulpish feel to the characters, but overall it seems to fall short of what it could be. The story seems to ramble and could have been cut by 1/3 and still got the point across. The random sex and sadistic events just seem to be placed in there not for storyline but for shock value. Not recommended
Nov 30, 2016 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this entire series when I was ~12. Even then I knew it was sexist and uncomfortably white. I was going to give it the benefit of a doubt and reread it as a 44 year old adult; however, I just finished trying to read Battlefield Earth, and I think I'm just going to trust my original judgement.
Mar 29, 2012 Denis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hardcover
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 we could call it a "dekalogy".
Mar 02, 2015 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So horrible! At least this one was short and now the whole series is over. Thank goodness! No one should waste their time reading this terrible series. Especially when there is good science fiction out there, or even while some anachronistic phone books remain unread.
Feb 10, 2009 Myk rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I am happy to have finally finished this series. L. Ron Hubbard was very obnoxious trying to pound Scientologist ideas into his readers and showing what is wrong with Earth culture using humongous exagerations. I think I might have enjoyed this series if Hubbard was subtle about his agenda.
Apr 23, 2011 Lbaker rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I have to admit, I only read this book because I wanted to finish a decology.
I liked the first few books in this series, however, by book 7 was pretty tired of it, and by books 8 & 9 was reading just to get done.
Dylan McIntosh
Many moons ago, I read the entire series over a summer. Nothing stands out as a favorite, just wanted to read the entire series.
This book was, I think, the only one I struggled to get through in this series.
Aug 12, 2010 Dave is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I am so close to the end of this series. I have enjoyed it up until the last book where I seem to just can not pick the book up. It is not a bad story, I just can not seem to finish this last book.
Jul 16, 2012 Chad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a long narrative, the story ends. With a wonderful punch line. I laughed very hard and the last chapter.
Steven Stennett
Jan 06, 2014 Steven Stennett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this so long ago!
Feb 14, 2008 Chad added it
Shelves: sci-fi
Great series very funny
Mar 01, 2016 Grahambootle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At last I have finished of this series, I started it when I was 18 and now it's done, punishment over
Allen Petro
Jul 07, 2008 Allen Petro rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Claire B. Platteuw
I struggled to finish this serie... A total waste of time, imho
Apr 21, 2014 Edward rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I would give this 0 stars if i could
Craig Phoenixwolf
I have always enjoyed the Mission Earth series. The final two books are different and can feel like an after thought but there are some surprises in them.
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson rated it it was amazing
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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginativ ...more
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