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Battlefield Earth: Epic New York Times Best Seller SCI-FI Adventure Novel
by L. Ron Hubbard

Published: 2016-06-14
Paperback : 1072 pages
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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 ...
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Introduction

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

Read the novel that changed the shape of 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

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

  •  Accelerated Reader level 5.8, students earn 62 points
  •  Lexile 780
  •  Discussion guide available for book clubs and educators

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Excerpt

PART 1

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“Man,” said Terl, “is an endangered species.”
The hairy paws of the Chamco brothers hung suspended above the broad keys of the laser-bash game. The cliffs of Char’s eyebones drew down over his yellow orbs as he looked up in mystery. Even the steward, who had been padding quietly about picking up her saucepans, lumbered to a halt and stared. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

1. In the first chapter we discover that the alien invaders discovered Earth as a result of a probe sent into distant space with directions and information about the Earth and its people. Today we are sending out similar probes and radio signals to “find out if sentient life exists on other planets.” Do you feel this a wise thing to do or very unwise and if so, why?

2. Do you see any similarity between what the Psychlos did to the peoples of Earth and what the Europeans did to the native peoples of Mexico and other nations when they discovered that gold and other precious minerals were to be found in abundance? Can you think of other similarities between the treatment of the peoples of Earth by the Psychlos and that of other races to their fellows in human history? Is anything like this occurring still today?

3. In the final chapters of the book we find out the part that the intergalactic empire bankers play in all this. Do you find any similarity between the galactic bankers and the bankers on planet Earth today? Explain the similarities and differences you see and give your opinion of their merits.

4. How accurately did you feel the book captured the ethnic and personality traits of the main Earth races most prominent in the book: American, Chinese, Russian, etc. Explain the key differences you felt between them.

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