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.
• Audie Award Winning: Excellence in Marketing
• AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
• Best of 2016 Science Fiction Audiobook
The New York Times bestselling sci-fi novel is now available in audiobook format. A fully immersive experience, the unabridged audiobook features scores of Hollywood actors and voice-over talent, including Grammy Award-winning audiobook producer and narrator Stefan Rudnicki.
This groundbreaking three-dimensional production was scrupulously directed in alignment with the author’s notes on characterization, scene description, and ambiance by a team of Hollywood audio technicians, soundscape engineers, and mixers creating:
• 47½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action
• A cinematic soundtrack with more than 150,000 sound effects
• A cast of 67 actors performing 198 characters
Performers: Josh Clark (narrator), Scott Menville, Fred Tatasciore, Stefan Rudnicki, Roy Abramsohn, Corey Burton, Nancy Cartwright, Bob Caso, R.F. Daley, Charles Davis, Neil Dickson, Ellen Dubin, Gregory Lee Kenyon, Jim Meskimen, Tamra Meskimen, Michael Gough, Kaleo Griffith, Christina Huntington, Larrs Jackson, Don Leslie, Ralph Lister, Mark Mintz, Phil Nee, Joe Ochman, Phil Proctor, Enn Reitel, Patrick Renna, Darren Richardson, Alan Shearman, Thomas Silcott, Roger Steffens, Tadao Tomomatsu, Bob Walter, Jason Wilburn, Matt Wolf, Robert Wu, Michael Yurchak, and Rick Zieff.
“This epic sci-fi adventure is breathtaking.” —Stefan Rudnicki
“A vivid movie of the mind!” —AudioFile
“Pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular adventure science-fiction.” —Brandon Sanderson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“Recently there came a period when I had little to do. This was novel in a life so crammed with busy years, and I decided to amuse myself by writing a novel that was pure science fiction.” —L. Ron Hubbard
These whimsically unassuming opening words of L. Ron Hubbard’s introduction to 1982’s Battlefield Earth are deceptively revealing. The novel is pure science fiction, but of monumental breadth and creative vision.
Written with a phenomenal burst of creative energy in a sustained eight-month period in 1980 this epic novel is nothing short of massive: “428,750 words long plus intro,” as Ron finally calculated from the running tally with which he marked his daily progress.
Battlefield Earth, of course, signaled L. Ron Hubbard’s return—after an absence of three decades of extensive research, writing, and lecturing about the human mind and the spiritual nature of man—to popular literature generally and, specifically, to speculative fiction, whose modern form and dimensions he was instrumental in defining.
First published in October 1982, Battlefield Earth became a breakaway New York Times and international bestseller and has been translated into scores of languages.