Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year Nonstop and fast paced Every paragraph has a big bang up adventure Kevin J AndersonSuspense thrills action and adventure Earth has been dominated for years by an alien invader and man is an en

  • Title: Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
  • Author: L. Ron Hubbard
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nonstop and fast paced Every paragraph has a big bang up adventure Kevin J AndersonSuspense, thrills, action and adventure Earth has been dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader and man is an endangered species From the handful of surviving humans a courageous leader emerges Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, who challenges the invincible might of the alien Psychlo empir Nonstop and fast paced Every paragraph has a big bang up adventure Kevin J AndersonSuspense, thrills, action and adventure Earth has been dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader and man is an endangered species From the handful of surviving humans a courageous leader emerges Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, who challenges the invincible might of the alien Psychlo empire in a battle of epic scale, danger and intrigue with the fate of the Earth and of the universe in the tenuous balance.

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    1. As a Mormon I feel a sense of gratitude to L. Ron Hubbard for coming up with a religion with followers that most people perceive as being bigger weirdos than Mormons. The book is good fun. An against all odds, buckskin rags to laser beam riches, story of a poor caveman named Johnny Goodboy who ends up the most powerful entity/person in the galaxy and annihilates an entire race of nasty overlord bugbears in the process. Yea it is pure crap but its pure crap with a Tom Selleck mustache

    2. Back in the 80s when I was just a little nerd I mowed many a lawn to afford the then-outrageous sum of $39 for the hardcover of this book. I had no idea who L. Ron Hubbard was back then, of course. I just saw a post-apocalyptic sci-fi book that seemed to be cool and I wanted it. I was a fairly well-read little kid back then even if it was only classic or now-obscure science fiction authors.So this was the first book I ever HATED. I think it went off to a used book store years later but if I coul [...]

    3. Don't be fooled by the fact that the movie adaptation was the worst movie ever made, or that L. Ron Hubbard is responsible for the spiritual pyramid scheme that is scientology. This book is the coolest.

    4. My kingdom for an editor! At over 1000 pages, this novel really needed one, but I guess it’s not so easy to edit a paranoid madman (for that’s what L. Ron Hubbard was at this point). He states in the introduction that he didn’t make any effort to contain himself while writing Battlefield Earth and it shows. What also shows is the era when Hubbard did the majority of his science fiction writing. Battlefield Earth may have been published in the 1980s, but it reads much more like a novel of t [...]

    5. This was a horrible book (and even worse movie). I read it in 2000, so it has been a while, but I remember just how stupid of a book it was. I struggled through every page. I can't believe I even finished it, but i wanted to read it before I saw the movie. Big mistakes. To get an idea of what it is like, go play with a 5-8 year old boy. Pretend to shoot him with a laser. He will then pretend to put up a forcefield to block the laser. Then you have to pretend to have some weapon that will break t [...]

    6. Post, post-apocalypse novel that goes a step further than most. Don't let the L. Ron Hubbard part scare you, no Scientology mentioned. The John Travolta movie sucked, so ignore that, too. The book is multi layered in meaning and probably has more truth in it than most apocalypse novels. Johnny Goodboy Tyler has been living in his village in a primitive mountain lifestyle for all of his eighteen or so years. The village is dying, with people sick, passed out on herbs, or just apathetic in their h [...]

    7. I Had to Bathe my Eyes in Fire: I read this in high school as I was curious about many different ideas, philosophies, religions, and had a vague notion that it was attached to the founder of the Dianetics thing and more importantly, I loved reading just about anything. I finished the book and spent a few relaxing minutes with coals in my eye sockets to get the awful plot loopholes, the Deus Ex Machina every five pages, and the painfully awkward rhythm and flow of the story to leech out of my bra [...]

    8. 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. Also, for once, this book is long enough. Few Sci-Fi books in my opinion tell the entire story, they gloss over or cut out before getting to the completion of the event. This book does none of that, you a [...]

    9. Battlefield Earth has long been one of my favorite science fiction reads. This is a reread for me. It has a great plot with lots of action. The aliens are some of the most interesting (I would compare them to Niven quality). I never felt that the story dragged, which is saying something for a 1,000 page book. It is a fun and inspiring read.There is a "pulpish" element that sometimes raises the quality of the story and sometimes brings it down. Jonnie Goodboy is our protagonist and he is straight [...]

    10. Without a doubt the worst book I ever read. It was loaned to me by a co-worker and I read the whole thing. There is nothing to recommend this book. No redeeming qualities at all. Big Fat Waste of Time.

    11. I know but I enjoyed this book (too bad about the movie). I found it a fun read and really there weren't a lot of "hints of things to come". It's also too bad Hubbard didn't stick to writing science fantasyI mean while admitting that's what it is.There are some silly touches here (I mean Johnny "Goodboy" Tyler) but it's also readable (for such a huge tome). Earth is dominated by a star spanning alien intelligence that pretty much rules the galaxy (at least) because it possesses a "science" that [...]

    12. A luxurious unrushed performance which extracts to the maximum every moment of drama inherent in the original story with the voice acting, sound an musical accompaniment. If I had a psycho hand I would give this audio performance a 6 of 6 stars!The story starts out in the the year 3000 with an Alien bar scene on earth where hard pressed misused Psycho mine workers discuss the likely extinction of humanity over drinks of Kerbango and shooting mayflies with laser guns. *belch* worthless native ani [...]

    13. Don't be put off by the fact that the founder of Scientology wrote this novel, and definitely don't let the horrendous movie throw you off. This book is incredible! Well, at the least the first 3/4 of the book is. The last few chapters are interesting, but not gripping, as they detail the events that occur in the aftermath of the climax.

    14. Scanning the first page of reviews I am baffled. Apparent to me is that readers (if you truly read this book) are hung up on other issues than what makes a good sci-fi read, or base opinion on a poorly done film. This book contains over 1000 pages of smooth rock em sock em edge of your pants adventure set in the not so distant future. Perhaps its the lack of vampire sex that turns off readers?Purely speculation, but I bet Stephen Hawking after reading this novel would say to himself, yep! This w [...]

    15. I read this book many years ago and have recently listened to the soon to be released unabridged multi-cast audiobook. I found this book to still be incredibly well written with a high volume of fast-paced adventure (which I like a lot). Hubbard really creates memorable characters, sometimes with a minimum of words, such that you know that person. I also like how the evolution of the hero rapidly moves out of his personal plight and that of his girlfriend and the town he grew up in, to that of a [...]

    16. I suffered through this book until the very end - just so I could say I had read it. I love good sci-fi. This is NOT good sci-fi. Unless you enjoy psychic pain, avoid this book.

    17. It's times like these I really wish you could rate a book zero stars. I read this out of curiosity but the horrible writing and thinly veiled attack on psychology and modern medicine made it just painful to get through.

    18. There seems to be an inordinately large number of detractors of this work of science fiction; that for my part seems undeserved. For me, I loved most everything about this book, the social commentary, the science fiction, the author’s conceived universe, the satire and comic relief, the pulse pounding drama and adventure and above all, the sure satisfaction of good triumphing over evil. This book has all those things.Hubbard was a gifted writer whose conceived images flow through our minds to [...]

    19. This is one of my all time favourite SF novels, and it has nothing to do with the author's Scientology nonsense! Also, don't be fooled by the horrid film adaptation.Read the unabridged edition it when I was 15 or 16. I used sit in the back row in Music class, and read it, but on the second day the teacher saw me. Fortunately, he didn't say or do anything except keep the book during that period. Believe it or not, I am is his landlord now!Critical Acclaim:"A terrific story." - Robert A. Heinlein" [...]

    20. Battlefield Earth is a good science fiction novel. One of the most remarkable ideas from this book is the complete unity of the population of earth. I know that world unity and peace may be just as science fiction as aliens and advanced technologies, but I hope we can make progress in that direction. I just hope it doesn't take a severe global disaster (like aliens threatening to destroy or enslave all of us) to accomplish world unity.L. Ron Hubbard leaves his philosophical ideas, for the most p [...]

    21. Total dogshit.Scientologists must - repeat MUST - give this book good reviews and say how well written it is. They are not permitted to disparage L. Ron Hubbard or any of his works.

    22. The opening line is one that has stuck with me over the years. I first read this book as a young boy, and it was firmly one of my favourites. Then adulthood and awareness of the author's other interests influenced my opinion, which I suppose is unfair. I have re-read the book, and from an adult's perspective would give it 3 stars. The storyline is a little longwinded, to say the least. However, I have to consider my childhood perspective, when I would have unreservedly given this 5 stars. Back t [...]

    23. This pulpy mishmash of "Flash Gordon" and "Planet of the Apes" is actually fairly enjoyable light adventure for a good portion, but it eventually collapses under the ponderous weight of Hubbard's ceaseless moralizing and bloated sense of self-importance. The main character is named Jonny Goodboy Tyler, for Glob's sake - Hubbard's self-consciously on-the-nose reaction to Luke Skywalker, written with the aim of turning the thick tome into a "major motion picture," as the jacket copy proclaimed for [...]

    24. This book is epic. I have read and re-read this one a number of times and each time it has been a blast. The setting and premise of the story is one of my favorites. Humanity has been nearly wiped out and Earth dominated by a dominant alien race. But the fun of it all is that the Earth was conquered merely for its mineral wealth. It is, in essence, a backwater hole-in-the-wall, occupied by a handfull of alien laborers and a few middle mangers. Humanity was all but wiped out without so much as a [...]

    25. The best part about this book was when I used it to kill a wasp. I couldn't even make it halfway though. I was really hoping I'd kind of like this, so I could say to myself, "Well, L. Ron was totally bats, but at least he wrote some good sci-fi!" NO. No he did not. I have never sympathized more with a 'villainous' character, (although I disliked every character I encountered in this book, the alien was definitely my "least" least-favorite) hoping he'd slowly kill Johnny friggin Goodboy more and [...]

    26. Truly godawful drivel. Worse than drivel. Complete and utter garbage. It's hard to say which aspects are worse:the ones Hubbard copied from other writers, or e more elements that he seems to have come up with on his own. I have no major problem with plot well,nets that are reinterpreted form other people's works. There is, after all, very little that is new under the Sun, and Sci Fi is -- often to its benefit -- populated largely by borrowed themes and ideas and archetypal characters who act as [...]

    27. This was a 47+ hour audiobook that is a full audio production with sound effects, a cast of some 100 actors doing voice over for all the different characters and 3 hours of special music between chapters. Needless to say it's quite the production! You can read the synopsis for the basic story line but suffice it to say the year is 3000 and Earth has been attacked, demolished and is being mined for valuable metals by an alien race There are some humans alive and surviving outside of Denver Colora [...]

    28. Before L. Ron Hubbard went bat sh@t and decided to write pseudo-religious books convince people that they are under the influence of cosmic beings abandoned on earth by an evil emperor. He was, at one point, a terrific Sci-Fi writer. Battlefield earth is a crowning achievement in epic Sci-Fi drama. A plethora of well developed characters weave a futuristic tale of mankind so long ruled by an alien species that their own history is a myth. Until one man, kept as a pet, decides to learn their lang [...]

    29. I pride myself on finishing a book, regardless of its difficulties. This book though--this book defeated me. I managed to get halfway through it (only finally giving up the ghost at the mail-in card that would get me a copy of Dyanetics), but the combination of shallow, uninteresting characters, a tedious writing style, and the book's absurd length, did me in.Maybe--just maybe, if it had been subjected to the impartial hand of an editor (any editor!), it could have been--if not a good story, at [...]

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