Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 – L. Ron Hubbard (1982) – Book Review
I have been a fan of the written word since way back… As a matter of fact, I would consider myself to be a published writer, having written several works (beyond the thousands of pages of articles that I have written over the past five years!)
Anyway, I have noticed though, that through all of that time that I have read a ton of great novels, and some of them have been truly inspirational, but nothing like the book, ‘Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000’!
I mean this novel tells of an epic post-apocalyptic dystopian future in which civilization is basically gone! Whipped out when an Alien race by the name of the, ‘Psychlos’ came and conquered the planet to mine it!
A thousand years in to the future, and most of what is left of mankind seems to be stuck working as slave labor for these monsters… That is with the exception of those that the Aliens did not capture… (Since it would appear that the Psychlos also seem to have a strong aversion to radiation, in a last ditch effort to save as many humans as was possible, the various countries placed them in settlements around deposits of radioactive material.
Anyway, one of these humans, a more adventurous human by the name of Johnny, ‘Good Boy’ Tyler, while noticing that his tribe is slowly dying off, decides to go out in to the real world and explore… And what he finds, and what he does about it, will help change the remnants of the human race, and the Psychlo race forever!
Now this book was so good, I mean I literally read this over a thousand page novel in one weekend, it was that good! The reason for this being in my opinion, what Mr. Hubbard did in keeping the reader interested by making the whole story so vivid and real, that it almost felt like you were watching it in a movie!
This book is pretty fantastic, and if you haven’t read it yet, then I highly recommend doing so, it is pretty awesome!