Battlefield EarthScience Fiction New York Times Best Seller
FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a barren 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 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
Over 4,000,000 copies sold * Translated in 25 languages * 21st Century edition with Author Interview and Discussion Guide
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
AR 5.8, 62 points (Accelerated Reader program)
There is no glossary for this title.
Goodreads ReviewsBy Pavarti · ★★★★★ ·
I know right? 5 stars? How is that even possible? And yet here we are. This book is SOOO amazingly good. It is detailed, specific, imaginative, technical, possible and impossible all in one breath. The world Hubbard has created here is so detailed it's hard to believe it doesn't actually exist.
By Cesar · ★★★★★ ·
This is an amazing science fiction saga. I've read Battlefield Earth several times and its one of those books you keep around as you know you'll pick it up and read it - yet again!
By Dennis Hall · ★★★★★ ·
I read the book back in the 80's and I am reading it again. It is like reading it for the first time. I really like the book and am glad it has published again.
By Scott Gregory · ★★★★★ ·
This is a great audiobook that takes the book to new heights. There were many good actors and great sound effects. I found myself thinking of ways to increase my listening time because I enjoyed it so much! Highly, highly recommend it!
By Fred Lusk · ★★★★★ ·
One of the best sci fi books... So many twists and turns..
By Danail Karadaliev · ★★★★★ ·
Amazing book, maybe one of the best post-apocalyptic, and the most epic one.
By Ed Walters · ★★★★★ ·
This is my favorite Sci Fi book!