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Villainy Victorious (Mission Earth)

4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
Book 9 of 10 in the Mission Earth Series

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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Bridge Publications (CA); Abridged edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592120652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592120659
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,859,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Unfortunately Amazon wants a longer review than "it stinks"; therefore I shall simply say that it is a poor author that feels they must resort to printing the type of depravity that completely detracts from what could have been an excellent series. Too bad!
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This series gets better and better as you read through each volume. I enjoyed each of the 10 Mission Earth volumes, but from Volume 8 on they are truly exquisite examples of the genre. Hubbard outdid himself in these last three books, even to working out the complete handling for earth's drug problem, power problems and global finance. And, did I mention global warming and pollution? I'm simply amazed that books written in the 1980's are so applicable to the new century. And when I originally picked these up I thought they were fiction!
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I've read the full 10 volumes of Mission Earth and highly enjoyed the series! Some of the individual volumes are better than others. Most are great and keep you very interested in the story. The story moves along and there is an interesting twist at the end that you don't want to miss. The best part of Mission Earth is how it's a satire of what is really occurring all around us in present day Earth. Everything from the media and how it operates to the Rockefellers and others controlling the banking system. From that perspective its quite entertaining and comical. Make sure you read the series in sequence, these are not stand alone books. Enjoy!
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The decision to throw Soltan Gris in prison in vol. 7 and remove him as narrator is really hard to defend. There's nothing that couldn't have been done better with Gris still running around the Confederacy wreaking havoc. Monte Pennwell was an atrocious idea. I suspect Hubbard died before the series was finished with someone else finishing it off, assuming the Pennwell identity to mask a different writing style. (Else Hubbard is truly a master of voice..since most writers carry their writing tone in everything they write)
Skip over the chapters involving Teenie, unless you're a undersexed teenager. Awful, awful stuff. Base two books around the worst characters (Teenie and Madison) in the series? What were they thinking?
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When L Ron Hubbard set out to write this series, he wanted to write the biggest science fiction work ever written. At ten volumes, it is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) science fiction work ever written. Brilliantly plotted, it is a delight to read. There is an element of satire running through the series. This must be one of the most underrated science fiction work of all time.
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By A Customer on December 26, 1999
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I used to think the sex in some of the Mission Earth books was too perverted to be real...and then came the Internet. The Mission Earth series could be subtitled "A Parody of Earth." It is hilarious. Hubbard also works in some strange new concepts of space and time. Funnier and faster than Heinlein, but just as profound.
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I've read the entire Mission Earth series (back in the day when they first came out), and am currently re-reading them.

The only problem I have with the Mission Earth books is that they are SO good, I CANNOT PUT THEM DOWN and thus I lose quite a lot of sleep until I'm done with each book! When they were first coming out, I would eagerly await each book and then stay up all night long reading it. I've found the same to be true with all of my friends who've read this fantastic series.

Fast-paced, high adventure with incredible writing. I could go on, but suffice it to say, these are great books.

These authors have all found Hubbard's writing to be great -- Robert E. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Frank Herbert, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny, Jack Williamson, Eric Kotani, Algis Budrys, Andre Norton, Theodore Sturgeon, Anne McCaffrey, and many more. Do you really so many great writers would have such flawed taste themselves?

Hubbard was one of the greatest of the pulp fiction writers back in the golden age. And his later writings were just as good.
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By A Customer on July 25, 1999
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Hubbard's writing is so poor that reading these volumes take more and more will power than, I hope, most readers will have. The sexual content is also getting more and more pornographic . . . if you want to read a good science fiction book ( and none of the Mission Earth books could be called good science fiction) then try Robert A. Heinlein's uncut "Stranger in a Strange Land."
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