Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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A classic of modern science fiction, the impact and lasting popularity of Battlefield Earth’s saga of alien conquest and human rebellion has made it one of the best-selling science fiction novels of all time.

Hailed by critics and fans alike, Battlefield Earth is as intriguing and imaginative now as on the day it was published, and

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A classic of modern science fiction, the impact and lasting popularity of Battlefield Earth’s saga of alien conquest and human rebellion has made it one of the best-selling science fiction novels of all time.

Hailed by critics and fans alike, Battlefield Earth is as intriguing and imaginative now as on the day it was published, and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of this science fiction epic, a special hardcover edition is being released. This extraordinary commemorative will be a landmark edition that includes special supplementary material, making it an absolute must for the speculative fiction reader.

In the year 3000, man is an endangered species at the mercy of a space-plundering race of nine-foot-tall, gas-breathing alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Against terrific odds, the remnants of humanity have engaged in a desperate and grueling battle for Earth against the alien oppressors-and so begins this epic adventure that surges across the Earth and explosively ignites across the galaxies of an alien empire . . . to become the gripping tale that has kept countless readers enthralled for the past two decades.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This has everything: suspense, pathos, politics, war, humor, diplomacy and intergalactic finance.
Library Journal
This title is now better remembered for being transformed into one of the worst B-movies in history. Don't blame the book, however, which is well regarded in sf circles. This 20th-anniversary edition offers the full text of the original. Galaxy Press, which launched this July, will reprint a number of Hubbard's books. If your existing copy looks as if it has been on the battlefield, this quality hardcover will make a nice replacement. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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"This has everything: suspense, pathos, politics, war, humor, diplomacy and intergalactic finance." —Publishers Weekly

"In the year 3000, Earth has been conquered by nine-foot-tall, gas-breathing alien invaders called Psychlos. The few surviving humans are treated as nothing more than pack animals worked to death mining the Earth of all its resources. But a small band of rebel humans, led by Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, vow to fight back against impossible odds and reclaim their planet.

"In the book's introduction, Hubbard states: "When I started out to write this novel, I wanted to write pure science fiction. Science is for people. And so is science fiction." If Battlefield Earth's phenomenal worldwide popularity is any indication — almost 7 million copies sold in 26 different languages -- it's safe to say that he succeeded. Considering the quality of the story (Battlefield Earth was voted as one of the top three English-language novels of the 20th century in a nationwide Modern Library reader's poll) and the tender loving care that went into the production, this 20th anniversary edition is more than pure science fiction. It's pure literary gold." —Paul Goat Allen - Barnes & Noble

"Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens and noble humans. I found Battlefield Earth un-put-downable." —Neil Gaiman

"A terrific story." —Robert A. Heinlein

"If you like the kind of fast, unrelenting 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' action, then this is the book for you.  It's a real page turner." —Rocky Mountain News

"An unrelenting, whooping good yarn" —Los Angeles Magazine

"An epic science fiction adventure, the absorbing story captures the mind and imagination." —Orange County Register

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884041559
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
02/01/1984

Meet the Author

During a writing career that spanned over 50 years, L. Ron Hubbard's hugely versatile and prolific ability to capture the imagination of every type of reader was demonstrated by his publication of over 250 works of fiction in nearly every known genre. His ever-growing popularity with people who love to read has been vividly underscored by 18 New York Times bestsellers, including the perennial international bestseller Battlefield Earth, which has sold more than five million copies in 20 languages around the world — and which was voted the #1 science fiction novel of the 20th century by the American Book Readers Association.

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