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Old 03-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #31
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #32
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L Ron Hubbards Mission Earth Series is Satire. It spoofs many things. Yes it is Sci Fi but Sci Fi can also be funny.
Satire? No. I've read it. It's not mean to be a funny book. Sorry, but it just doesn't fit the theme.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #33
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #34
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #35
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It's already been thirded. A Confederacy of Dunces still needs a third.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #36
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Please say that the Hubbard book isn't appropriate for April so we can do away with it.

I have read it and it's not a satire or funny. It's SF plain and simple. Fantastic Fiction agrees with me. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/...aders-plan.htm. Overdrive also agrees. http://search.overdrive.com/ti/e9788...on-earth-ebook Let's go for WorldCat as another source that says it's just SF. http://www.worldcat.org/title/invade...=brief_results

So unless someone can find a definitive source that says it's a satire, it's not and never will be.

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Old 03-21-2012, 03:41 PM   #37
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Please say that the Hubbard book isn't appropriate for April so we can do away with it.

I have read it and it's not a satire or funny. It's SF plain and simple. Fantastic Fiction agrees with me. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/...aders-plan.htm. Overdrive also agrees. http://search.overdrive.com/ti/e9788...on-earth-ebook Let's go for WorldCat as another source that says it's just SF. http://www.worldcat.org/title/invade...=brief_results

So unless someone can find a definitive source that says it's a satire, it's not and never will be.
From the WorldCat description (the page you quoted):

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"A thriller packed with lust, laughs, adventure and murderous intrigue"

I'll second the Invaders Plan.
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No way in heck is it a thriller. Sorry, but they have it wrong. Have you read it? I have and it's not satire. It's not a thriller. It's just plain old science fiction.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #39
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I'll third "The Invaders Plan" by L. Ron Hubbard.
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Then you should know it's not appropriate. I don't know why you'd nominate a book that's inappropriate for category of the month.
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Admit it, Jon—the complaints were a trick on your part to get The Invaders Plan fully nominated.

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I'll use my last vote to third A Confederacy of Dunces. Not because any Shakespearean personage asked me to, but because it is one very, very funny book.

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