Battlefield Earth (Paperback)

Science Fiction New York Times Best Seller

By L. Ron Hubbard

Galaxy Press (CA), 9781592129577, 1072pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

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Description

In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by alien conquerors known as Psychlos. Fewer than thirty-five thousand humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a post-apocalyptic Earth.
From the ashes of humanity rises a young hero, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. Setting off on an initial quest to discover a hidden evil, Jonnie unlocks the mystery of humanity's demise and unearths a crucial weakness in their oppressors. Spreading the seeds of revolt, Jonnie and a small band of survivors pit their quest for freedom in an all-out rebellion that erupts across the continents of Earth and the cosmic sprawl of the Psychlo empire.
For the fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.
"Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens and noble humans. I found Battlefield Earth un-put-downable." --Neil Gaiman
"Battlefield Earth is a terrific story The carefully underplayed comedy I found it delicious. A masterpiece." --Robert A. Heinlein
"Pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular adventure science fiction." --Brandon Sanderson
"Space opera that hits the right notes. It's provocative, exhilarating and genuinely enjoyable." --SCIFI.COM
Awards and Accolades: Top 100 science fiction books
Top three of the best 100 English language novels of the 20th century by the Random House Modern Library Readers Poll
US Golden Scroll and Saturn Awards
Tetradramma d'Oro Award
Gutenberg Award
Read the novel that changed the shape of science fiction
* Over 4,000,000 copies sold * Translated in 25 languages * 21st Century edition with expanded content: author's never-before-published handwritten notes & an exclusive author interview
An engaging read for STEM learning
The imaginative diversity of the novel's characters and alien races, its military artifacts and striking technologies and mathematics make it the perfect motivation for STEM learning. "Want to get your kid excited about STEM? Battlefield Earth will give you the talking points, in fact, they'll already be talking about it." --S.G. Educator
Accelerated Reader level 5.8, students earn 62 points
Lexile 780
Discussion guide available for book clubs and educators


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.


Praise For Battlefield Earth: Science Fiction New York Times Best Seller

"This has everything: suspense, pathos, politics, war, humor, diplomacy and intergalactic finance." Publishers Weekly"

"In the year 3000, Earth has been conquered by nine-foot-tall, gas-breathing alien invaders called Psychlos. The few surviving humans are treated as nothing more than pack animals worked to death mining the Earth of all its resources. But a small band of rebel humans, led by Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, vow to fight back against impossible odds and reclaim their planet.
"In the book's introduction, Hubbard states: "When I started out to write this novel, I wanted to write pure science fiction. Science is for people. And so is science fiction." If "Battlefield Earth"'s phenomenal worldwide popularity is any indication almost 7 million copies sold in 26 different languages -- it's safe to say that he succeeded. Considering the quality of the story ("Battlefield Earth" was voted as one of the top three English-language novels of the 20th century in a nationwide Modern Library reader's poll) and the tender loving care that went into the production, this 20th anniversary edition is more than pure science fiction. It's pure literary gold." Paul Goat Allen - Barnes & Noble

"Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens and noble humans. I found "Battlefield Earth" un-put-downable." Neil Gaiman

"A terrific story." Robert A. Heinlein

"The pace starts fast and never lets up." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"If you like the kind of fast, unrelenting 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' action, then this is the book for you. It's a real page turner." Rocky Mountain News

"An unrelenting, whooping good yarn" Los Angeles Magazine

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"An epic science fiction adventure, the absorbing story captures the mind and imagination." Orange County Register