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Death Quest (Mission Earth #6)

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  1,356 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Kinky killers.

Exploding speedboats.

$2 billion paternity suits.
It’s love Voltarian-style . . . and planet Earth is feeling the heat.

Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller will go to any length to protect his beloved Countess Krak. He’ll race up the eastern seaboard pursued by the entire Coast Guard. He’ll smash boats, he’ll set off bombs, he’ll fight off every paternity sui
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Paperback, 385 pages
Published June 15th 2003 by Galaxy Press (first published May 28th 1986)
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Nicole (kasinda)
Dec 12, 2010 Nicole (kasinda) rated it it was ok
I am really trying to stay positive. I started the series and like to see things through to the end. But I have not been able to force myself to continue reading this book in a couple of months.
Update: just could not finish it. And I don't regret that.
Michelle
Nov 30, 2016 Michelle rated it did not like it
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.
David Sarkies
Apr 01, 2012 David Sarkies rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to David by: Nobody
Shelves: sci-fi
Can this series get any worse?
1 Apr 2012

It seems that the titles of these books are beginning to become as bad as the books themselves. In a way after the forth book they did not really get much worse, but they didn't get much better either. As has been mentioned numerous times, the bad guy Soltan Gris has no redeemable features about him and the good guy, Jethro, is simply too good to be believable. Not only that but he is an incredibly talented character (almost a little too talented for some
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Craig
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
Nonethousand Oberrhein
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
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Timothy Boyd
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
Denis
Mar 29, 2012 Denis rated it did not like it
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".
Jason Sta. Maria
Feb 17, 2013 Jason Sta. Maria rated it did not like it
Same old piece of crap! Another 6th book of the so called Science Fiction Dekalogy! But as I have mentioned on my previous Mission Earth reviews; I still want to finish this shitty series no matter how bad it is! Just like the other not so wanted books that I've read before. Now I know why there's a bunch of this 10 series books on the loads of second hand book store.
Brian
Jan 15, 2012 Brian rated it did not like it
At this point, finishing the series became something I was forcing myself to do. What makes a good science fiction novel? If you answered 'lots and lots of necrophilia', then you're wrong. So, so wrong.
Ray Evangelista
May 16, 2012 Ray Evangelista rated it really liked it
when I read this, I thought I was the main character.. not Jethro Heller but the evil Soltan Gris.

I don't why I always identified with him, since he is really a slimy bastard of a guy, perhaps its because he was always an underdog so I identified with him.
Thomas
Jan 03, 2015 Thomas rated it it was ok
I read these in high school and found them compelling, but as I reflect on them, I recall them being rather stupid, oversexed, and pointless. That I never finished the series is pretty telling, I think.
Myk
Feb 10, 2009 Myk rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
I don't like this story, but I hate leaving a series unfinished. I know that I will read the last four books, but I will regret it.
Bradley
Dec 28, 2013 Bradley rated it really liked it
Totally strange but I was seriously annoyed when I realized I had reached the end of the book. I have to rush out and get book 7. =/ Hehe. =)
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