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Publisher's Summary

Drugs. Sex. Murder. Taxes. Welcome to planet Earth.   

They’re here. They’ve arrived. And they’re all eyes. The Voltarian scouting party - illegal aliens extraordinaire - on a top-secret expedition led by one Jettero Heller, Royal Officer of the Fleet.   

His mission: rescue the planet from pollution - and make it safe for the upcoming invasion.    

His problem: the planet may not want to be saved - and the invasion may just be a trick.   

One way or another, Heller is about to undertake a journey of discovery - and it’s a real trip. From a Middle Eastern mecca of drugs - the key to a scheme to bring down the Voltarian government - to the mean streets of New York, he’s finding out what makes this world go round.   

Between the Mafia wars and the brothel whores, between the ruthless IRS agents and the crazy cab drivers, between the muggings and the weapons of mass destruction, this is one learning curve that’s about to turn into a roller-coaster ride. And before it’s over, all Heller will break loose...in the name of Black Genesis.   

Don't miss any of the volumes in L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth series.
©1985 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1985 L. Ron Hubbard

Critic Reviews

"The book delivers all the entertainment anybody could ask for." (New York Newsday)

"Fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable." ( United Press International)

“Ironic, exciting, romantic and hilarious.” (Orson Scott Card) 

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A must read series!

Really good story! Prefect short story that you can finish in an afternoon. Great for road trips!! The series is excellent! Worth the read

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perfect!!

loved it.!!! I loved it the performance and narrator was phenomenal. the special effects and the story was very interesting and really made me feel like I was watching a movie not hearing it

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very entertaining

very enjoyable to listen to. i like the characters and storyline throughout. its interesting how the satire used from when this series was written is still applicable today.

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Excellent satire

Fantastic. Had me grinning from beginning to end. Hubbard sure knows how to tell a story.

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Mission Earth - Black Genesis

If you could sum up Black Genesis in three words, what would they be?

addictive, fun, action packed.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Still Heller. Same as for Vol 1 he can exist in an environment full of sharks and be safe, becuase he is super able and has a prosurvival purpose.

What about uncredited’s performance did you like?

The actors play their parts very realistically and make the characters very believable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I really liked the part where he just walks into Babe Corleone's apartment.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to Vol 3

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A Fun Audio Drama

Would you listen to Black Genesis again? Why?

I have already listened twice and probably will listen for a third time before continuing with the third volume in the series. I think at this point I am pretty much hooked.

If you’ve listened to books by L. Ron Hubbard before, how does this one compare?

Just as in the first volume in the series it is a seemingly irreverent science-fiction adventure series that really says much more than it's humor would suggest.

What about uncredited’s performance did you like?

I really enjoy the multi-cast productions and sound effects. My only issue is that the quality is somewhat wanting. The only reason I won't make an issue of it is that I am concerned that Audible.com will pull the titles down.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No particular moment moved me anymore than any other. I just sat back and listened to the zaniness that unfolded as Jettero Heller moved forward with his secret mission and interacted with various Earth personalities who were some real characters.

Any additional comments?

It's a fun listen but start with the first volume of Mission Earth. Black Genesis: Mission Earth, Volume 2 is not a stand alone novel.