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1. The Doomed Planet Mission Earth the Biggest Science Fiction Dekalogy Ever Written: Volume Ten (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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The Nerve - Shattering Clamax to the biggest science fiction series ever written! Will Lombar Hisst successfully defy the invasion force of Fleet Officer Jettero Heller and Prince Mortiiy? Or will the Voltarian Arch - Villain's number finally be up? Will J. Walter Madison, maniacal ''PR'' man, get what he deserves? And what, in the end, will be Earth's fate as Heller races against time to prevent the planet's total destruction? Find out these answers and more in this riotous, nonstop concluding episode of L. Ron Hubbard's best - selling epic, Mission Earth . ''It is witty, satirical and fast - paced action to weave a plot that is suspenseful and entertaining.'' - Abilene Reporter News

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2. False Cargo (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Discover intrigue. Brent Calloway is hired by an insurance firm to board a cargo vessel undercover and ensure it makes its way to San Diego in one piece. Once the voyage is underway, Calloway finds fraud, a pattern of organized scuttlings and the true fate of another vessel captained by an old friend. But when Calloway's true identity is revealed, he must fight for his life - and the real danger begins. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORY ''GROUNDED'' ''...one of the great pulp writers, with colorful prose, lively action writing, exotic locales, fresh variations on standard characters and situations, and well - constructed plots.'' - Ellery Queen

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3. Greed (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Captivating new worlds. Once there had been a single government of Earth controlled by the western races, but the long - oppressed people of Asia finally struck back with a ''cohesion projector.'' In an instant, the device established a solid, invisible wall of space - creating a dividing line between the superpowers, with the Asiatic Federation inside and the United Continents outside.Both powers are tenuously perched on the brink of war until George Marquis Lorrilard comes along. A sometime lieutenant of the pitiful handful of space guards known as the United Continents Space Navy, he's used the experience to become a space exploiter. Far less driven by altruism than by the ferocious thirst and hunger of greed, Lorrilard sets a course to change forever the fate of Earth and the stars. ALSO INCLUDES THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES ''FINAL ENEMY'' AND ''THE AUTOMAGIC HORSE'' ''...enjoyable, entertaining, and lighthearted...'' - Booklist

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4. OLE Doc Methuselah (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Explore exotic new worlds in the celebrated and enduring classic of space travel on a cosmic scale, Ole Doc Methuselah mixes equal parts of vivid action, spectacle and mystery and a broad vein of humor to chronicle the voyages and exploits of Ole Doc Methuselah and his unique alien companion, Hippocrates. Ole Doc journeys through the universe as a member of the elite Soldiers of Light, a heroic physician who fights the disease, corruption and social/political upheavals that have spread through mankind's lost planetary colonies. ''Classic adventures by a classic writer.'' - Roger Zelazny

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5. Buckskin Brigades (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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In a land of legends and mighty warriors, one fatal gunshot changes the course of a nation. Torn between two races, a white man raised by Blackfeet Indians is propelled across the vast, unexplored Northwest wilderness of the early 1800s in this historically accurate adventure of a desperate mission to defend his adopted people from invasion by ruthless white fur traders. ''... Mr. Hubbard has reversed a time - honored formula and has given a thriller to which, at the end of every chapter or so, another paleface bites the dust... (has) an enthusiasm, even a freshness and sparkle, decidedly rare in this type of romance.'' - New York Times

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6. Killer's Law (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Unlock your Inner Sherlock... Sheriff Kyle of Deadeye, Nevada has traveled to the nation's capital to personally bring evidence against one of the state's wealthiest copper kings. But instead of giving his findings to the senator he's supposed to meet, Kyle discovers a trail of blood moments before he's knocked unconscious. Kyle awakens to the flashing bulbs of reporters and harsh voices of police demanding to know why he's killed the popular politician. Things look particularly bleak - he's got no alibi, no memory of who knocked him out, and his five - inch knife is sticking out of the corpse - casting all suspicions his way. ALSO INCLUDES THE MYSTERY STORIES ''THEY KILLED HIM DEAD'', ''THE MAD DOG MURDER'' AND ''THE BLOW TORCH MURDER'' ''... some of the most carefully and beautifully crafted trade paperbacks of our time.'' - Mystery Scene

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7. Disaster Mission Earth: The Biggest Science Dekalogy Ever Written: Volume Eight (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Vibrating with action and excitement. The New York Mafia is under aerial assault. The United States is about to declare war. The world's oil supply is rumored to be radioactive. And a mountain of ice is plunging from outer space directly toward Earth! The insane Chief of the Central Information Apparatus has seized control of the Confederacy and the fate of Earth and Voltar sway in the balance as all hell breaks loose in the fastest non - stop volume yet. Volume 7 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written - Mission Earth. ''Remember how you felt the first time you saw Star Wars ? This book will do it to you again.'' - Orson Scott Card

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8. Brass Keys to Murder (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Unlock your inner Sherlock with this bloodcurdling tale . Naval Lieutenant Steve Craig has been falsely accused of having murdered his father, a ship captain in the merchant marine. Given less than forty - eight hours to find the real killer and clear his name, Craig embarks on a trail to secure a set of keys that will unlock the secrets hidden inside ancient Chinese treasure chests.Pursued by the police on one hand and a devious, unknown assailant on the other, Craig must thread his way through a maze of smugglers, thugs and treacherous underworld bosses. In a hair - raising race against time, he uncovers one vital clue after another until he comes face to face with death itself. ''... loads of fun .'' - Ellery Queen

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9. Inky Odds (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Step back in time with this thrilling tale. Bat Conroy of World Press is the best news correspondent covering the Japanese invasion of China. But now it's his legendary reputation of getting the story first that's under serious attack. No matter how fast he files his war pieces, Bat ends up being scooped by Perry Lane of International Service, a reporter he's never seen near the fighting (or anywhere, for that matter). When the biggest story of the war comes Bat's way, he's given an ultimatum: outwit Lane and somehow get his story in first or be blackballed from ever working as a reporter again. Before his boss can fire him, Bat sets out to track down his enterprising competitor, little knowing that the real identity of the mysterious newshound is uncomfortably close to home! ''Riveting cliff - hanger action.'' - Midwest Book Review

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10. Black Genesis Mission Earth: The Biggest Science Fiction Dekalogy Ever Written: Volume 2 (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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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 intrigue, betrayal, suspense and murder. Volume 2 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written - Mission Earth. ''...a superbly imaginative, intricately plotted invasion of earth.'' - Chicago Tribune

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11. Death Waits at Sundown (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Saddle up for excitement with this riveting tale. When Lynn Taylor's kid brother, Lee, gets framed for stage robbery, cattle rustling and murder, the boy swears his innocence and instead accuses McCloud, head of the vigilante committee responsible for removing the town's former sheriff.To save Lee from hanging the following night, Lynn hatches a wild plan to rob the next stagecoach with the help of the ex - sheriff - hoping it will raise doubts about Lee's guilt if the crimes continue. But Lynn gets more than he bargained for when he's snared by McCloud's men, and the time to the hanging gallops rapidly his way. ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORIES ''RIDE 'EM COWBOY'' AND ''THE BOSS OF THE LAZY B'' ''Hubbard's trio has one thing in common - rough and tumble action with a twist, and all are a great read.'' - True West Magazine

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12. Fortune of Fear Mission Earth: The Biggest Science Fiction Dekalogy Ever Written: Volume Five (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Explosive intergalactic intrigue. Blazing an explosive trail from a secret Voltarian base in Turkey, across the Mediterranean, through Swiss banks, to the Mafia - controlled casinos of Atlantic City and the mean streets of New York. While Jettero Heller continues his mission to keep Earth from destroying itself, his evil opponent, Soltan Gris, attempts to sabotage Heller's plans at every turn with some sadistic plots of his own. The addition of Countess Krak, recently arrived from Voltar, and Gris' sudden acquisition of over 250 million dollars in gold make for an action - packed fifth installment of Mission Earth . ''...a wild compound of science fiction action, political satire and sexual comedy.'' - Cincinnati Post

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13. Villainy Victorious Mission Earth: The Biggest Science Fiction Dekalogy Ever Written: Volume Nine (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Riveting, superbly plotted intrigue. The Death Battalion from the planet Voltar is sent by Apparatus Chief Lombar Hisst, who refuses to give up his maniacal plan to take over the throne from Emperor Cling the Lofty. Caught up in a power - crazed frenzy, Hisst holds the fate of the world and the entire Voltar Confederacy in his greedy, grasping hands. Can Fleet Combat Engineer Jettero Heller, the beautiful Countess Krak, and the dying Emperor survive? And will Heller be able to save Earth from ultimate destruction? ''...loaded with action...one thriller after another.'' - Southbridge News Volume 9 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written - Mission Earth.

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14. Writers of the Future Volume XXV The Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Embark on Voyages of Imagination and Wonder . Discover the new visionaries of imagination in the Writers of the Future - celebrating 25 years of showcasing the best new talent. Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future has become the most respected and significant forum for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction. Never before published first - rate science fiction and fantasy stories selected by top names in the field. ''Some of the best Sci Fi of the future comes from Writers of the Future and you can find it in this book.'' - David Hartwell, EditorIncludes essays written by professionals of the craft: L. Ron Hubbard, Robert Silverberg & Ron Lindahn

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15. Voyage of Vengeance Mission Earth: The Biggest Science Fiction Dekalogy Ever Written: Volume Seven (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Riveting Intrigue, betrayal and blackmail... Follow the trail of evil alien Soltan Gris as he continues to plot the destruction of Fleet Officer Jettero Heller and the beautiful, deadly Countess Krak. Now Gris has set sail on his newly acquired multimillion - dollar yacht (it's amazing what you can buy with a ''Squeeza'' credit card!), hoping to trap Heller and Krak in a global snare. Of course, the sudden appearance on board of a teenage nymphomaniac and a crazed PR genius puts just the slightest kink in Gris' evil plan. Volume 7 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written - Mission Earth. ''...a wildly wicked and deliciously cynical work that mocked virtue, skewered hypocrisy and gave a hilariously satirical view of society.'' - Kansas City Star

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16. The Falcon Killer (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Enjoy this gripping and gritty tale. China's war ace, a fighter pilot nicknamed ''The Falcon Killer ( Tzun Kai ),'' is actually Bill Gaylord, raised in Peking by his American parents. Gaylord lost both of them as a child during the violent Boxer uprising and then saw his foster family slaughtered in wartime. With a past that's hardened his soul and given him nerves of steel, Gaylord has used his resolve to down more Japanese aircraft than can be counted.When he's not hunting down enemy planes, intrigue constantly follows him - stars of Tzun's rogues gallery include an agent provocateur and a despotic Chinese warlord. Soon enough, events pit Gaylord against a Japanese spy who has caused untold trouble for the Chinese. Gaylord must somehow find and defeat him or risk losing an ancient Chinese kingdom to the land of the rising sun. ''Hubbard writes with his usual gusto ('Wings in the sky had passed their shadows over the land to drop their acrid death'), and Gaylord is a typical Hubbard hero, tough and wily but also introspective and romantic.'' - Booklist

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17. The Battling Pilot (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Riveting, historical accounts of daredevils, pilots and brutal madmen that inspire many of today's cinematic blockbusters. Pilot Peter England's humdrum airplane routine is unexpectedly disrupted when his company reassigns him to transport some special passengers. But when his aircraft gets attacked by a mysterious fighter plane, Peter realizes he's transporting dangerous cargo - a princess seeking to turn the tide of a war! ''...these programs burst to life...'' Library Journal

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18. The Enemy Within Mission Earth the Biggest Science Fiction Dekalogy Ever Written: Volume Three (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Captivating entertainment. A spectacular cavalcade of the wild experiences of Royal Fleet Officer Jettero Heller caught up in a superbly imaginative and intricate plot. Heller has been sent to eliminate pollution on Earth to make it habitable for the coming invaders, but Voltarian killer/spy Soltan Gris (our evil narrator) is bent on sabotaging his mission. Volume 3 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written - Mission Earth. ''...the granddaddy of all series...'' - The Los Angeles Times

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19. When Shadows Fall (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Explore exotic new worlds. In a future where Mother Earth has cast her children to the distant stars to begin anew and colonize the cosmos, the planet remains depleted of natural resources. Its air polluted by caustic iron and belching smoke, Earth faces her last desperate days in the grip of global environmental collapse.In one final and feeble effort, Earth's Grand President Makin musters the dregs of his fleet and sends three separate missions to the deepest reaches of space. Their mission: solicit help from the far - flung colonial civilizations, or watch the planet die. ALSO INCLUDES THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES TOUGH OLD MAN AND BATTLING BOLTO. ''Hubbard was a first - rate pulp writer''. - Locus Magazine

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20. While Bugles Blow! (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Launch into the action with this gritty tale. An American lieutenant in the French Foreign is caught in the middle of an ancient feud between the Jeppas of the Atlas Mountains and the bloodthirsty tribe of Perviz al Bahman.Tension mounts as a gorgeous female Jeppa warrior with golden red hair is drawn into the midst of the conflict and captured by Perviz's tribe. When the American lieutenant later finds her being sold on the slave market, he unthinkingly does what any man must: he rescues her. But while his actions may have saved a beauty, they have also just ignited all - out war. ''...one of the best pulp writers of the 1940s.'' - Library Journal

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