Friday, August 5, 2022

Battlefield Earth: A Timeless Science Fiction Classic

It's the 40th anniversary of the release of the epic sci-fi novel Battlefield Earth. This story is as gripping as the sci-fi and fantasy icons Dune, Starship Troopers, and Lord of the Rings. So if you are someone who appreciates epic sagas that pull you into the story and don't let up, you'll have to try this.

Like most novels of this significance, it inspired an action movie. Roger Christian, one of the Star Wars directors, directed it, and John Travolta produced and starred in it as the evil alien. While you may not have seen it, it has become a sci-fi classic over the years. The expanded Blu-ray edition recently released with bonus content.

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Only 35,000 humans remain…

…and the aliens hunt them for sport.

Who will lead the uprising?

In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland. The great cities stand crumbling as a brutal reminder of what we once were. When the Psychlos invaded, all the world’s armies mustered little resistance.

Now, the man animals serve one purpose.

Do the Psychlos’ bidding or face extinction.

A young hero rises from the ashes. They must learn about the Psychlos and their weapons. And rally the other humans to follow him. And that may not be enough.

Can he outwit his Psychlo captor, Terl?

What is their weakness?

The fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.

This is one of the finest examples of science fiction ever written, with nuance, sub-plots, and action all the way through—a masterpiece at over 1,000 pages.

You’ll love this epic work by L. Ron Hubbard because his vision of hard science fiction was ahead of its time.

Get it now.

Reviews from notable authors:
“Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens and noble humans. I found Battlefield Earth un-put-downable.” —Neil Gaiman

“Pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular adventure science fiction.” —Brandon Sanderson

“Battlefield Earth is one of my favorite works of science fiction ever. I’ve probably read it eight times or so. It’s always in my top five. As a writer myself, I think about the pacing and plotting and just marvel that he pulled it off. It’s really brilliant.” —Hugh Howey

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The audiobook is over the top if you prefer to listen to the story.

It is a full-cast performance with movie sound effects and music. It is really like listening to a movie in your mind.

Check out this video about the production:

I was compensated via Fiverr for sharing this post. I only share those books that I feel will be of interest to my readers. 

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