Who will control Voltar?
What is Earth’s ultimate fate? Does it even exist? And if so, is it The Doomed Planet?
And last but not least: what is the big mystery?
Reporting from the scene is the brilliant (by his own account) investigative journalist Monte Pennwell. The satire is about to explode—on The Doomed Planet.
The moment of truth is finally at hand—and it’s a real blast! In the middle of it all stands Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller.
Together with an army one hundred thousand strong, Heller lays siege to Palace City, which has fallen into the depraved hands of Lombar Hisst. But the success of Heller’s great adventure is far from a sure thing. To achieve victory, he will not only have to break the laws of Voltar—but defy the laws of physics.
Journey into a world that will change the way you see our world. Experience the unfolding mysteries, the violent pleasures, and the biting, inescapable truths you can only find in the final reckoning of The Doomed Planet.
“Marvelous satire by a master of adventure.” —Anne McCaffrey
“He breaks all the rules.… The old master has created a new genre and a veritable blockbuster … and moves the art of science fiction into a new realm of entertainment as well as education.” —The Herald
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L. Ron Hubbard not only broke all the rules but blazed a new literary path when, in August 1981, after less than eight months of writing, he completed the monumental 1.2 million-word bestselling saga Mission Earth. Working with exceptional speed, discipline, and skill, he produced a remarkable interweaving of deftly plotted action, adventure, intrigue, and espionage, all seasoned with scathing social satire.
TO: BIOGRAPHICS PUBLISHING COMPANY
My manuscript is complete!
It will not require much editing but I look forward to getting it back from you.
What I endured and learned in the process may well be another book, but that can be negotiated later.
Much of what I am writing about was covered by newssheets and Homeview, but what I found is the TRUE and COMPLETE story. To get it, I used the best investigative-reporter techniques. I pried and lied my way into the confidence of key people to find the biggest coverup in the 125,000-year history of our Confederacy.
I apologize for the time that it took me to complete these final parts but I know that you will agree it was worth it.
Let me remind you what happened so you can appreciate the rest of my book.
Lombar Hisst had addicted every Lord of the Grand Council to drugs. The Emperor, Cling the Lofty, was close to death when Heller kidnapped him. Lombar Hisst had installed himself as Dictator and millions of people were rioting in the streets. Teenie Whopper was creating catamites out of the sons of all the Lords.
On top of it all was that icon of public relations, J. Walter Madison, who was molding Lombar’s “image.”
When Lombar could not get the Army to go after Heller, Madison found the most popular general and had him brought to Lombar’s office. When General Whip refused to hunt Heller and walked out, Madison got Lombar to sign an order that said:
GENERAL WHIP HAS REFUSED ORDERS TO FIND JETTERO HELLER. BRING ME THE HEAD OF GENERAL WHIP.
As a “show of force,” Madison’s crew then staged the drama of General Whip’s head being delivered on a platter as women screamed and fainted. The entire show was shot for Homeview.
Madison then got Lombar to sign another order:
TO ALL OFFICERS OF ARMY AND FLEET: YOU WILL AT ONCE BEGIN TO HUNT FOR AND YOU WILL FIND THE NOTORIOUS OUTLAW JETTERO HELLER.
Madison’s dream had come true!
Heller was an outlaw!
The manhunt was on!
And now, dear publisher, editor and reader, here is the final, true story of what REALLY happened!