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I have to disagree. Mission Earth was awesome. I read tons of Sci-fi books and Mission Earth is up there with Dune saga and Foundation saga. 10 great books packed with action, sex and humour. No way CMO pukes wrote it.
I got in SCN thanks to these books.
wow I have to confess I never thought I would see someone claiming to ne a Sci-Fi fan who would rank anything Hubbard wrote up against Asimov or Herbert.
While I think Mission Earth is complete rubbish I can understand that a person would, perhaps, think that it had some value as parody and irony.
As for whether the CMo could ave written it - no. But writers like RVY were far better than Hubbard. Any of the writers for Freedom magazine were far better at writing fiction than Hubbard ever was.
And, just to be clear - Hubbard was a good pulp Sci-Fi writer. I enjoyed a lot of his early stuff. It is a pity he never matured beyond that.