- Mass Market Paperback: 1050 pages
- Publisher: Galaxy Pr Llc; Reissue edition (June 21 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592120075
- ISBN-13: 978-1592120079
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 4.4 x 17.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 389 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #337,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 Mass Market Paperback – Jun 21 2011
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"A terrific story." --Robert A. Heinlein
"An unrelenting, whooping good yarn" --Los Angeles Magazine
"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"
"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
"An epic science fiction adventure, the absorbing story captures the mind and imagination." Orange County Register
"The pace starts fast and never lets up." Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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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.
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Anyway, most of the book was really exciting and worth the time it took to read. It had a comical aspect in some scenes. Hubbard's religious beliefs showed once in a while in the book, such as when he said something like tolneps evolved from whales or something. The characters were somewhat unidimensional though. The words "Jonnie missed Chrissie" or "Jonnie worried about Chrissie" were thrown around so often that I started to dislike Chrissie. Chrissie was so shallow and annoying that you wonder how Jonnie could possibly like her. Sir Robert "the fox" was not explained and It's hard to tell why he was so great or why he had to be such an important character in the book. So in short, I liked the story enough to give 4 stars, but some of the characters were in need of delousing because they were lousy. HA HA
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