Book Reviews of Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN-13: 9780739409503
ISBN-10: 0739409506
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 945
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Bridge Publications
Book Type: Hardcover
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In the year 3000, there are no countries, no cities... Earth is an empty wasteland. In eight domed mining installlations scattered across the globe, vicious Psycho aliens grind out the mineral resources of the planet whose population they utterly destroyed a millenium ago. The scant few remnants of humanity hide in villages and remote areas, an endangered species on the brink of extinction. Apathy and superstition have suppressed all hope when one man, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, dares to leave his village in search of a better life. Against all odds he marshals the last survivors to join him in a desperate attempt to drive the alien Psychos from this world before man is lost forever.
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This book was a marvel of sci-fi writing. I don't think L. Ron Hubbard wrote this book. All of his books before this one were rubbish. He only started writing good books when he founded that stupid cult(scientology) and got all of those followers. I think one of his followers probably wrote all of L. Ron's books for him. That having been said, the story of this book is epic. Johnny Good boy Tyler is one of the surviving humans after an alien slaughter. He has grown up in a world damaged by warfare and controlled by evil alien dominators bent on mining our planet to an empty shell.
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Rating: 4.75/5

Please don't be turned off by Scientology, because this book contains none of it. This is a huge, epic, sci-fi masterpiece.

Set in the future on our very own planet, this story involves whole universes full of diverse alien life, some of which have taken over our planet. The story is about a solitary, primitive human, who will overcome great odds to free humanity and the rest of the universes from the evil clutches of an alien overlord race.

This book contains not only action and bravado, but also probes the aftermath of revolt including economics, foreign policy, manufacturing, banking and integrating cultural diversity. A really great book with tons of imagination, ingenuity and lovable characters.
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I know that many people will pass up this book because they saw the movie first. This book is great, one of my favorites. I was deeply disapointed when the movie came out. It's hard to belive that one is based on the other. Give it a try....
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This is an amazing book for Sci-Fi fans! It's over 1000 pages and it's a page turner! DON'T COMPARE THIS BOOK TO THE MOVIE!! The movie was a horrible translation of the book. I've read this book three times and loved it all three times!

It's the story of one hero's struggle to overcome the enslavement of the human race on Earth by an alien species. Set in the year 3000.

This is L Ron Hubbard's acclaimed achievement!
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This was an excellent read. I have seen reviews that praise it as the greatest scifi post-apocalypse, alien invasion genre and others that revile it for its shallowness and supposed link to Scientology. I don't know about Scientology or greatest book ever, but this was an excellent read. The book is well paced. The characters are not very well developed but it is an action book--I don't expect great character development. So if you want a fun read that will take awhile (1000 pages), enjoy this one.
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In the year 3000, there are no countries, no cities...Earth is an empty wasteland. In eight domes mining installations scattered across the globe, vicious Psychlo aliens grind out the mineral resources of the planet whose population they destroyed a millennium ago. The scant few remnants of humanity hide in villages and remote areas, an endangered species on the brink of extinction.
Apathy and superstition have suppressed all hope when one man, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, dares to leave his village in search of a better life. Against all odds he marshals the last survivors to join him in a desperate attempt to drive the alien Psychlos from this world before man is lost forever.

this is a classic! DO NOT base this book on the movie!
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Epic plain and simple. The people that fallow Scientology may be crazy, but Hubbard is not. I would put this book in the top of great Sci-Fi. Took a while to read, but was totally worth it. This covers a hell of a lot more than the movie even scratched the surface of and if you know anything about americanized versions of great books, you should know that they never do the book justice. Find out for yourself.
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L. Ron Hubbard is known for more than Scientology. He is considered by many one of the founding fathers of science fiction. This massive book is one of the best Sci-Fi epics; which he wrote prior to his 10 volume Mission Earth series.
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Some great sci-fi. Liked it even better than the movie, which I liked well enough. Great detail, but without bogging down. Interesting concepts.
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Survival, determination, good and evil, Hope, despair, hope again, and finally triumph.
The good guys are very good, and the bad guys are very bad. I loved it.
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I echo alot of other people on Battlefield Earth. This is one of the best Sci-fi novels I have read. It was a big page turner,hard to put down. I could not wait to see the movie which was very disapointing. Thank goodness Travolta pulled it through.
Alot of people are very weary of the scientology aspect but there was not a hint of that here.
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I recommend it to anyone that enjoys science fiction. It is quite entertaining, maybe little long, but otherwise a good read.
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Don't be fooled by the B Grade movie made from this novel. And don't be fooled by whatever strange stories you might hear about the author. This is a GREAT science fiction book. I didn't expect to love it, but I did.
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I really liked the book, the movie was terrible.
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MAN THE ENDANGERED SPECIES
Earth has been dominated for one thousand years by the giant, gas breathing invaders for the planet Psychlo. Now, at the bleak dawn of the third millenium, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, one of the handful of human beings that have survived ten centuries of alien conquest and near annihilation, decides to bravely venture out of his dwindling, stricken community in the Rocky Mountains.

Initially captured and enslaved, Jonnie enlists the aid of a small band of tough Scots, in the final daring challenge to the invincible Psychlo power.

Awesome book, nothing like the movie!
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great sci fi book.
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In the year 3000, there are no couuntries, no cities...Earth is an empty wasteland, In eight domed mining installations scattered across the globe, vicious Psychlo aliens grind out the mineral resourses of the planet whose population they utterly destroyed a millennium ago. The scant few remnants of humanity hide in vilages and remote areas, an endangered species on the brink of extinction.
Apathy and superstition have suppressed all hope when one man, jonnie Goodboy Tyler, dares to leave his village in search of a better life, Against all odds he marshals the last survivors to join him in a desperate attempt to drive the alien Psychlow from this world befor man is gone forever.
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I was pleasantly surprised as to how good a writer L. Ron Hubburd is or was. Much, much better book than the movie was.
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apathy and superstation have surpressed all hope when one man dares to leave his village in search of a better life.
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According to a number of reviews, the movie made from this book may be the worst sci-fi film ever made. I saw it once and definitely do not need to see it again. But then I was never a fan of John Travolta, even when he didn't play an evil alien.

There are questions as to whether Hubbard actually wrote this book, or it was ghost authored. However, it doesn't make a difference to me who really wrote the book, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. A great tale of an Earth laid waste by alien despoilers and the human boy who decided to avenge those who died defending his world.

This book captured me with its very first sentence: "Man," said Terl, "is an endangered species."
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One of the true epic tales of science fiction. Not all sci-fi buffs agree with my assessment, but hey, it's a big world. :D
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This book was a marvel of sci-fi writing. I don't think L. Ron Hubbard wrote this book. All of his books before this one were rubbish. He only started writing good books when he founded that stupid cult(scientology) and got all of those followers. I think one of his followers probably wrote all of L. Ron's books for him. That having been said, the story of this book is epic. Johnny Good boy Tyler is one of the surviving humans after an alien slaughter. He has grown up in a world damaged by warfare and controlled by evil alien dominators bent on mining our planet to an empty shell.
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huge, suspense sci=fi thriller.
The Evening Sun says that it is a mix of the 'Star wars' sagas, 'Raiders of the lost arc' and the triumph of 'rocky I, II & III'.
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Great read. Very intertaining and hard to put down which is bad because it is a long book. :) I look at it as more to enjoy.
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This was my first book over 1,000 pages. The action from the first page to the last was so fun, the book never even seemed long. Packed with deeper meanings, and lots of fun.
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An entertaining science fiction saga filled with aliens and a plucky hero
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This is by far, my favorite scifi book in the history of ever. I have used this book to get many juniors and seniors into reading. They always swear they would never have time to read a 4 inch thick paperback. They are soon hooked and I see it riding on top of their stack of school books down the hall. I teach math and english. I use scifi in the math classroom and it works, This book is a great tool for me as well as a great written work.
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Good book. Long.
This copy is old and kinda beat-up. Front cover is almost ready to come off. Still readable though.