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A Matter of Matter (Stories from the Golden Age)

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When it comes to big dreams and schemes, young Chuck Lambert would give Walter Mitty a run for his money. In fact, Chuck’s biggest dream of all is really out of this world. Because he’s got his eyes on a prize in the sky. Chuck wants to buy a planet of his own. . . .

Madman Murphy, the King of Planetary Realtors, is more than happy to oblige. He’s got a whole galaxy of planets for sale. All Chuck needs is money . . . and a lot of it. Eleven years later, saving every penny he can scrape up, Chuck’s dream comes true. He takes possession and takes off for Planet 19453X. . . .

One problem: Madman Murphy has sold Chuck a world of trouble. Because on Planet 19453X the water is undrinkable, the air is unbreathable, and the laws of physics don’t apply. Has Chuck’s dream turned into a nightmare? Not quite. As he’s about to discover, sometimes, to fulfill your true desire, it’s simply a matter of digging a little deeper. . . .

By the time A Matter of Matter appeared in 1949, L. Ron Hubbard’s stature as a writer was well established. As author and critic Robert Silverberg puts it: he had become a “master of the art of narrative.” Hubbard’s editors urged him to apply his gift for succinct characterization, original plot, deft pacing and imaginative action to the genre of science fiction and fantasy. The rest is Sci-Fi history.

Also includes the science fiction adventures, The Conroy Diary, in which the man who opens up the universe to mankind also opens himself to charges of fraud and tax evasion; The Obsolete Weapon, the story of an American GI involved in the 1943 invasion of Italy who slips back in time and finds himself fighting a different kind of battle—as a gladiator in ancient Rome; and The Planet Makers, in which a great deal is at stake for the engineers who make planets habitable, but one of them has a surprising plan all his own.

*An International Book Awards Finalist

Synopsis:

Chuck Lambert is taken advantage of by an unsavory real estate swindler of a galactic economy that sells unwary customers like him a planet where they can’t sit down, because there’s something the matter with its matter. But even though swindled, Chuck may just end up getting the last laugh.

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Boldly go to worlds where no one has gone. Meet Chuck Lambert, who, though not exactly a fool, is guilty of letting his imagination get the best of his wits. That's because our young, naive Lambert wants his own planet. But rather than purchase one legally from the Interior Department of the Outer Galactic Control, he soon succumbs to the flashy advertising of an unsavory galactic swindler named Madman Murphy— the purported King of Planetary Realtors.What Madman is the king of, is selling the unwary a planet that isn't quite right, a planet where one can't sit down because there's something the matter with its matter. And that's exactly what becomes the matter for our unlucky voyager, after Chuck toils for eleven grueling years to scrape together enough money to finally buy a planet of his own. "With a zany cast, Josh Thompson performs four radio dramas of outer space. "A Matter of Matter" features a new version of the American dream—owning a planet while striking it rich with ore that floats. Ah, hucksters can sell anything. In "The Conroy Diary of Fitz Mallory," a fictional character writes about Conroy's outer space adventures. Thompson performs flawlessly, despite the story's nonsense words. "The Planet Makers" create cities and remodel planets. Thompson credibly recounts feats of engineering and an intergalactic poker game. His delivery is smooth despite the crazy antics of the construction crew. "The Obsolete Weapon" features a time-traveling WWII soldier who fights lions, elephants, and gladiators. Humor runs through this audio performance, enhanced by sound effects and much laughter." —AudioFile (Audies Finalist)

*An International Book Awards Finalist

Synopsis:

Meet Chuck Lambert, who, though not exactly a fool, is guilty of letting his imagination get the best of his wits. That's because our young, naive Lambert wants his own planet. But rather than purchase one legally from the Interior Department of the Outer Galactic Control, he soon succumbs to the flashy advertising of an unsavory galactic swindler named Madman Murphy— the purported King of Planetary Realtors.

What Madman is the king of, is selling the unwary a planet that isn't quite right, a planet where one can't sit down because there's something the matter with its matter. And that's exactly what becomes the matter for our unlucky voyager, after Chuck toils for eleven grueling years to scrape together enough money to finally buy a planet of his own.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592122394
Author:
Hubbard, L. Ron
Publisher:
Galaxy Press (CA)
Read by:
Multi, Cast
Read:
Yurchak, Michael
Read:
Multi, Cast
Narrated:
Daley, R. F.
Author:
Daley, R. F.
Author:
Yurchak, Michael
Author:
Burton, Corey
Author:
Thompson, Josh R.
Author:
Ruppert, Tait
Author:
Meskimen, Jim
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
Sci-Fi
Subject:
science fiction book
Subject:
Book-on-CD
Subject:
the greatest stories
Edition Description:
First Edition, Unabridged
Series:
Stories from the Golden Age
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
7.88 x 5.63 x 0.5 in
Media Run Time:
120

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"Synopsis" by ,
Chuck Lambert is taken advantage of by an unsavory real estate swindler of a galactic economy that sells unwary customers like him a planet where they can’t sit down, because there’s something the matter with its matter. But even though swindled, Chuck may just end up getting the last laugh.
"Synopsis" by ,

Boldly go to worlds where no one has gone. Meet Chuck Lambert, who, though not exactly a fool, is guilty of letting his imagination get the best of his wits. That's because our young, naive Lambert wants his own planet. But rather than purchase one legally from the Interior Department of the Outer Galactic Control, he soon succumbs to the flashy advertising of an unsavory galactic swindler named Madman Murphy— the purported King of Planetary Realtors.What Madman is the king of, is selling the unwary a planet that isn't quite right, a planet where one can't sit down because there's something the matter with its matter. And that's exactly what becomes the matter for our unlucky voyager, after Chuck toils for eleven grueling years to scrape together enough money to finally buy a planet of his own. "With a zany cast, Josh Thompson performs four radio dramas of outer space. "A Matter of Matter" features a new version of the American dream—owning a planet while striking it rich with ore that floats. Ah, hucksters can sell anything. In "The Conroy Diary of Fitz Mallory," a fictional character writes about Conroy's outer space adventures. Thompson performs flawlessly, despite the story's nonsense words. "The Planet Makers" create cities and remodel planets. Thompson credibly recounts feats of engineering and an intergalactic poker game. His delivery is smooth despite the crazy antics of the construction crew. "The Obsolete Weapon" features a time-traveling WWII soldier who fights lions, elephants, and gladiators. Humor runs through this audio performance, enhanced by sound effects and much laughter." —AudioFile (Audies Finalist)

*An International Book Awards Finalist

"Synopsis" by ,

Meet Chuck Lambert, who, though not exactly a fool, is guilty of letting his imagination get the best of his wits. That's because our young, naive Lambert wants his own planet. But rather than purchase one legally from the Interior Department of the Outer Galactic Control, he soon succumbs to the flashy advertising of an unsavory galactic swindler named Madman Murphy— the purported King of Planetary Realtors.

What Madman is the king of, is selling the unwary a planet that isn't quite right, a planet where one can't sit down because there's something the matter with its matter. And that's exactly what becomes the matter for our unlucky voyager, after Chuck toils for eleven grueling years to scrape together enough money to finally buy a planet of his own.

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