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A Matter of Matter

(2010)
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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.

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October 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Matter of Matter (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-2942-6 / 978-1-4596-2942-4 (Canada edition)
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Matter of Matter
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-366-X / 978-1-59212-366-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Pr Llc
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Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Matter of Matter
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
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July 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Matter of Matter
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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July 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Matter of Matter
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Matter of Matter (Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-239-6 / 978-1-59212-239-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Matter of Matter (Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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