Battlefield Earth book mass market
Military Science Fiction
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 in this epic military science fiction adventure.
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
“L. Ron Hubbard was one of the central figures in the creation of science fiction and Battlefield Earth was at the center of his own work.” —Eric Flint
“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
“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.
By 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!
Engaging young adult science fiction 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
• Accelerated Reader level 5.8, students earn 62 points
• Lexile 780
• Discussion guide available for book clubs and educators
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
Read the novel that changed the shape of military science fiction
* Over 4,000,000 copies sold * Translated in 25 languages * 21st Century edition with expanded content: author’s never-before-published handwritten notes & an exclusive author interview