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review Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô ➣ [Epub] ➝ Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 By L. Ron Hubbard ➭ – Shockingly vivid scifi adventure The action puts the space alien Terl maniacal calculating and frustrating against JohnLe will to survive The suspense will keep you up at night wondering what Earth A Saga eBook #8608 happens next Against all odds Johnny gathers the last survivors in a desperate attempt to drive the aliens from our apocalyptic world Johnny is nothing but Earth A Saga of the Epubanother inferior human with abs. 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 like a novel of the 1950sThe main character is Jonnie Goodboy Tyler That middle name says it all really Tyler is very much a Gary Stu character—he can and does learn anything He masters the language of the invading aliens the Psychlos Despite coming from a material culture that has been reduced to the horse he easily adapts to machines He also becomes an expert diplomat after a half hour of coaching from one of his assistants Also telling is that computers are not introduced until very much towards the end of the novel—just like the Lensman series of EE Smith complicated craft are run without their benefit This makes sense as in the late 1970s computers were uncommon and expensive so it also makes sense that the first characters in the book to use them are the inter galactic bankers Plus Hubbard had been isolated from mainstream society for years hiding from the authorities on his ship and may have been unaware of the importance of computers in aviationAnother 1950s aspect to the novel is Jonnie’s relationship with Chrissie his love interest In the beginning he barely acknowledges her and during her ordeal of being held captive by Terl a Pscyhlo who needs leverage over Jonnie the most contact they have is an almost hand holding incident Somewhere after page 990 they finally get to embrace By book’s end they have two children leaving the reader to assume that they eventually get beyond the embrace It is ironic that in his introduction to the novel Hubbard admonishes other writers that sci fi is about people than about science and then he goes on to create absolutely wooden almost emotionless characters The best realized emotion is anger something that may accurately reflect Hubbard himselfWhat I found truly fascinating was the duality of Jonnie and Terl his Psychlo captor Jonnie is upright able to do anything a leader of men smart—in short everything good thing that Hubbard liked to believe he himself possessed Terl one of the Psychlo overlords is almost a parody of a sadistic crazy like a fox bad guy He is cunning given to fits of temper a substance abuser cares about no one but himself and is acknowledged as being mentally unstable This being the description of Hubbard the Scientology leader especially in his later years when this novel was published one wonders how much of himself he realized that he was channeling into this characterIncidentally it seems that bad guys always smell bad The Psychlos are furry mangy and stinky The Brigantes a nasty human tribe are not only cannibals but don’t wash and can often be smelled before they are seenBy about page 530 I was wondering why in the world I was reading this monstrosity By about page 770 I was actually committed to finishing and wanted to know how in the world Hubbard would wrap things up Turns out Battlefield Earth is 1066 pages written in order for Hubbard to stick out his tongue at the psychiatric profession Hubbard spent his entire life trying to be the one in control controlled by no one Jonnie actually manages that and goes one better as he not only runs Earth but out manoeuvres other planetary races plus the inter galactic bank Hubbard has fun with his depiction of the bankers they seem to be descended from sharks and have insatiable appetites but he saves his venom for the psychiatric field It turns out that it was it was evil “catrists” ie psychiatrists who took the smartest among the Psychlo population Hubbard calls them the “brain brains” recruited them to the Security Service and taught only them the valuable secrets of controlling inter galactic trade No one knew the previous name of the race—they were known as Psychlos after the evil people who conuered them from within All non security members of the race have brain implants that kill them if they try to even think about maths and sciences This is richly ironic as Hubbard probably wished for such a mind control device often when dealing with his Scientology followers who had an unfortunate tendency to think for themselves He worked hard to set up a very punitive system to keep them in line and thinking only what he wanted them to think In real life Hubbard hated psychiatry probably because they could have recognized his mental illness and would have confined him for treatment There is a point in the book where Jonnie realizes that he has “cured himself of an injury through the power of his mind” a not so subtle plug for Hubbard’s Dianetics program No wonder this novel is so popular among Scientologists including John Travolta who insisted in starring in the dog of a movieThis is book 191 in my science fiction and fantasy reading project

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Olutely no chance of winning But not willing to accept this he isn't giving up ever If you have ever felt you were fighting an uphill battle against impossible odds you will love this ride One of the Biggest Science Fiction New York Times Best Sellers of all time A terrific storya masterpiece Robert Heinlein. 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 are spared nothing and yet it never becomes boring or monotone Truly an amazing book I'm ashamed it took me so long to read it

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Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000Shockingly vivid scifi adventure The action A Saga PDFEPUB #182 puts the space alien Terl maniacal calculating and frustrating against Johnny who embodies everything we find honorable in the Battlefield Earth Kindle human spirit innocence trust that adventure bound spirit and most importantly the unbreakab. 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