A great opening sentence can sometimes be as memorable as the book it begins.
Audiobooks have long proven themselves a great way to read a book without having to actually “read” it. Perhaps when audiobooks first appeared on the marketplace, this was not the case, as they were abridged, meaning a shortened version of the book which could very often leave out important parts of the story.
A couple of months ago, I got an email from Galaxy Press, L.Ron Hubbard’s publishing company, asking if I could help them write a book description for one of his most famous books, Battlefield Earth. Now, if you don’t know me well, I’m a HUGE sci-fi nerd and list Battlefield Earth as one of my all-time favorite books…little bit.
The following interview by L. Ron Hubbard conducted with the Rocky Mountain News not only provides insight for the science fiction enthusiast into that period now known as the Golden Age of Science Fiction but meaningful writing tips from one of the crew responsible for the creation of the Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Our original thought was to title this blog post “the 10 Greatest Science Fiction Books.” But that sounded too definitive, as there are dozens if not hundreds of SF books that one could argue should make that list. So instead, here are 10 SF books we say are great and that every science fiction reader should not miss…
The idea of space travel—which is central to the plot of L. Ron Hubbard’s epic SF novel Battlefield Earth (1982)—has been written about in science fiction for hundreds of years. Sci-Fi writer Jack Williamson called space travel “the central myth of science fiction,” just as the fall of Troy was the central myth of the ancient Greeks.
L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth audiobook just won an Audie Award for Excellence in Marketing, culminating a year-long progression of recognitions from its successful release last June where it topped bestseller lists.
Jim Marrs, New York Times bestselling author of Alien Agenda, the top selling non-fiction book on UFOs in the world, took some time to answer questions on aliens, Battlefield Earth and his views on space travel.
“I was born with a pencil in my hand. Most artists reach a certain age, and then their eyes open and they start doing art. I was drawing as far back as I can remember. I had unusual talent right then and there, in that I saw things differently …
We are very excited to announce that the Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 audiobook was recognized as a winner of the Independent Press Award in the category of “Audiobook Cover Design: Fiction.”