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Who is the true master of disaster?Earthlings: prepare for the shock of your lives!Global warming . . . reversed.The energy crisis . . . over.The greatest problem on Earth . . . solved.Voltarian Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller, has it all figured out. And he’s devised a daring and ingenious plan to make it all happen . . . if he lives to see the day.Saving the wWho is the true master of disaster?Earthlings: prepare for the shock of your lives!Global warming . . . reversed.The energy crisis . . . over.The greatest problem on Earth . . . solved.Voltarian Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller, has it all figured out. And he’s devised a daring and ingenious plan to make it all happen . . . if he lives to see the day.Saving the world is never easy, and for Heller, it turns out to be a tricky—and risky—business.He’ll have to blast a gang of space pirates in a lethal laser firefight. He’ll have to find a way to capture and control a black hole. He’ll have to undertake a perilous journey to Saturn and back and transport a titanic chunk of ice across the solar system.Then comes the hard part . . . because Heller is headed back to Voltar, where he’s about to uncover the identity of the powerful figure behind the conspiracy to end all conspiracies. He’s facing his deadliest nemesis yet, and before the intergalactic battle is over, the entire mission could end in DISASTER.“Features rich inventiveness, brisk pacing and a large cast of appealing characters.” —BOOKLIST...

Title : Disaster
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ISBN : 824551006997
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 357 Pages
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Disaster Reviews

  • Allen Petro
    2019-05-01 21:00


  • Brock Deskins
    2019-04-19 18:54

    Fascinating series but it gets a bit weird and pervy. I read the entire series twice.

  • Janjan
    2019-04-19 21:59

    i want to know a summarise of the story

  • David Sarkies
    2019-05-11 17:42

    The title of this book says it all3 April 2012 I do remember reading this book namely because of the comment that Hubbard changes narrator half way through. Apparently it was because Soltan Gris was no longer in a position to be able to see all that was going on, and I suspect that it was because he met a very bad and nasty end. The person that takes over the role of narrator happens to be the marketing executive that managed to get off of Earth and into the Confederacy and in doing so began to spread his poison across the galaxy. I guess the title of this book is reflective of the apparent disaster that would happen if a marketing executive were to sneak into a world where marketing does not exist. I wondered for a bit whether it was possible for a intergalatic society to be able to exist without a concept of marketing, but I suspect that it can. While on Earth the modern capitalistic society is able to survive and flourish with marketing (depending of course on who you speak to) there are other technocratic societies that seem to be able to exist without such a concept (not that I can think of any). However the difference does tend to involve the standard of living. Countries that do not have marketing tend not to have a high standard of living amongst their population. However it is the nature of the modern world that pretty much most countries cannot prevent marketers from penetrating them. Take for instance China: it has gone from a communist state to a capitalist state (even though most corporate bosses are also card carrying communists). However, despite this, if a country does resist the encroach of the marketers, the marketters tend to return with guns, as we saw with Iraq and Afghanistan. In many cases, American Imperialism has been seen as a quest to open up new markets. Yet much of this has not seemed to be very overt. There is still much of Africa that has been closed off, though this is usually because the government is unstable and much of the population are poverty stricken. As such the penetration is not so much to open up new markets, but rather to look for resources so that the populations of the developed countries can continue to have their disposable luxuries. So, this is definitely going to be the last of the Mission Earth books that I will write about, simply because I did not read any more of them. I am not sure why I stopped reading them. Maybe it was because I moved to Sydney, or that I picked up friends that helped push my reading habit off to one side.

  • Craig
    2019-05-08 18:41

    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 and interesting and, despite the length, fairly fast-paced throughout. It was de rigueur in the publications of the field when it first appeared to vilify it entirely, I suspect both because of who Hubbard was and the old-fashioned themes and tropes of the work... not to mention the ubiquitous advertising campaign that surrounded the publication with the ever-present asterisk definition that I just couldn't resist reproducing here. However, I decided to see what all the fuss had been about and gave it a shot, thought it was fun, and read the whole thing straight through one summer. It was fun; I liked it. *A series of ten books.

  • Nonethousand Oberrhein
    2019-05-04 20:46

    Our savior comes from VoltarSplit 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 Voltar, bent on “cleaning” the polluted planet Earth to meet voltarian colonial standards. The extremely grotesque way used to paint earthlings' corruption and other... “faults”, however, becomes rapidly a double-edged weapon for reader’s appreciation and may cause some annoyance if the comments read are not thought coming from the corrupted alien venting in his journal, but from the author himself trying to slip his personal propaganda into the narrative. The suggestion here is to forget the author and have a long light-hearted read, laughing at alien stupidity and their lack in understanding human complexity!

  • Elisa Bieg
    2019-05-06 16:48

    In this book, it really seems like the story is coming to an end, instead here's still so much to read!!! Gris, the bad guy, who has been narrating so far, is now now longer in the right position to keep narrating, nor does he know certain aspects of how the story develops, so the writer, very surprisingly, switches narrator! It's hard to get accustomed to a new one, after having read 7 and half book narrated by Soltan Gris, with his dark humor and so on, this narrator is completely different... but I don't want to spoil the surprise. Let's just say that this narrator, thought in a different way and with a different writing style, can still tell you what happened! and keep you glued to the book! I cannot wait to get the next 2 volumes in the mail!

  • Timothy Boyd
    2019-05-19 16:01

    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

  • Michelle
    2019-05-02 20:01

    I read this entire series when I was ~12. Even then I knew it was sexist and uncomfortably white though I could not articulate the source of my unease. 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.

  • Denis
    2019-04-29 20:02

    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".

  • Kyra Dune
    2019-04-24 23:35

    Didn't like it.

  • Myk
    2019-05-17 15:47

    Was better than the previous seven, but still not great.

  • Kevinn Doyle
    2019-04-21 21:41

    hilarious! witty satire!

  • J. Pedersen
    2019-04-22 19:44

    An exiting book. Makes me want to read the one to follow :)

  • Ricardo
    2019-04-26 18:55

    Great Series of Science Fiction novels.

  • Steve
    2019-04-27 19:42

    Mission Earth