Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

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Bridge Publications, Incorporated, 2000 - Fiction - 1050 pages
A New York Times and perennial international bestseller in both hardcover and paperback -- voted one of the best science fiction novels of all time in a poll of half a million science fiction readers.

Containing nearly 450,000 words, and over 1,000 pages in length -- the biggest single-volume science fiction novel ever published -- Battlefield Earth continues to engage and enrich the imaginations of millions of readers throughout the world and to garner both wide critical acclaim and such literary accolades as the Saturn, Gutenburg and Tetradramas D'Oro awards.

From the novel's menacing opening moments when Terl, the alien Psychlo security guard warns that "Man is an endangered species", Battlefield Earth unfolds against a vast canvas of intergalactic conflict and intrigue, adventure and danger, defeat and victory.

Earth has been dominated for one thousand years by the giant, gas-breathing invaders from the aggressor planet Psychlo. Now, at the bleak dawn of the third millennium, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, one of the handful of human beings that have survived ten centuries of conquest and annihilation, decides to boldly venture out of his dwindling, stricken community in the Rocky Mountains.

Although initially captured and enslaved by Terl, he pits courage and resourcefulness against the Pychlo's naked force. With the aid of a band of tough Scots, Jonnie mounts a final challenge to the apparently invincible Psychlo power that is systematically plundering and destroying Earth.

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About the author (2000)

L. Ron Hubbard was born in Tilden, Nebraska on March 13, 1911. He attended George Washington University and Princeton University. He began his career as a writer for pulp magazines and later as a science fiction writer. His science fiction works include the Buckskin Brigades, Final Blackout, Fear, The Kingslayer, and Black Towers to Danger. His book, Dianetics, was published in 1950. He spent the next 30 years devoting himself to the development of Dianetics and Scientology. In 1954, he founded the Church of Scientology. In the 1980s, he published his final fiction works Battlefield Earth and the Mission Earth series, which won the Cosmos 2000 Award from French readers and the Nova Science Fiction Award from Italy's Perseo Libri. He died on January 24, 1986.

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