Greed

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Galaxy Press LLC, Jun 20, 2011 - FICTION - 152 pages
Is Greed good? The future of Earth and all of mankind may hang on that one question. And George Marquis Lorrilard—a space age ace-pilot, adventurer and fortune-hunter to rival Hans Solo of Star Wars—is just the man to answer it.

The world is divided between Asia and the United Continents—two great super powers locked in eternal warfare. But the balance of power is about to shift in Asia’s favor. They have developed a top-secret weapon—the cohesion projector–that could lead to annihilation on an unprecedented scale. . . .

But as far as Lorrilard is concerned, the number one problem with the projector is that it stands in the way of his profits. Can he find a way to subvert the powerful weapon and resume his enterprising exploits? For millions of people on Earth survival may ultimately depend on the power of one man’s Greed.

Greed was the last L. Ron Hubbard story published in Astounding Science Fiction in April 1950, marking the end of an era. Over a decade before, he had been a key figure in the opening of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Now, as he turned his attention to other writings, the Golden Age drew to a close. But some three decades after this story appeared, Hubbard would make a triumphant return to the field with the publication of his bestselling novel Battlefield Earth and the extraordinary ten-volume series Mission Earth.

Also includes the science fiction adventures, The Final Enemy, in which Earth discovers it faces a distant, yet devastating new foe, the identity of which is the most shocking blow of all, and The Automagic Horse, the story of a Hollywood special effects wizard who is about to apply his movie magic to a project that is out of this world.

"A wonderfully rich and textured experience, complete with realistic sound effects and moody atmospheric music." —Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award winner for 2008
 

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User Review  - TPMCNULTY - LibraryThing

L. Ron Hubbard's "Greed" is a post-war science fiction morality tale told by a master storyteller. By the time "Greed" was published in the pages of Astounding Science Fiction magazine Hubbard had ... Read full review

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User Review  - epivet - LibraryThing

Interesting stories from a dated but historically telling point of view. Not cutting edge anymore, but good classic fun, and with a stylish air. Short book of long stories! I will reiterate the point of earlier reviewers: a biography of Hubbard without a mention of Scientology is questionable. Read full review

Contents

Greed
3
Final Enemy
33
The Automagic Horse
51
Glossary
113
About L Ron Hubbard
121
Stories from the Golden Age
133
Back Cover
142
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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.