Battlefield Earth NYC Big Book Award

Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard Proclaimed Winner in New York City Big Book Award

New York City / November 22, 2018

Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard was announced as the winner in the “science fiction” category for the New York City Big Book Award by awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. Book submissions were collected from six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

As one of the newer book awards, the New York City Big Book Award was created with the purpose of recognizing quality writing from around the world. Olczak noted that the award “proves great book content can be found anywhere on the globe, whether created from an individual author or a major publishing house regardless what continent we find it.”

The Battlefield Earth book has been voted among the top three of the best 100 English language novels of the 20th century by the Random House Modern Library Readers Poll, and has won worldwide critical acclaim, including the US Golden Scroll and Saturn Awards, Italy’s prestigious Tetradramma d’Oro Award (for the story’s inherent message of peace), and France’s Gutenberg Award for the novel’s exceptional contribution to the genre.

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. In celebration of his fiftieth anniversary as an author, he again returned to the forefront of popular literature with his monumental epics Battlefield Earth and the ten-volume Mission Earth series. Together, these titles dominated international bestseller lists for 153 weeks, and still remain among the all-time classic works of modern speculative fiction.

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