Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

769658Before he set the foundation for the batsh@t crazy spiritual Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard was actually a decent sci-fi writer. Battlefield Earth is his epic tale of heroism in a post-apocalyptic world, and if you haven’t watched the movie – be thankful. Earth has been dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader and humankind is an endangered species. From the handful of surviving cavemen one dauntless leader emerges: Jonnie Goodboy Tyler (names are obviously not Hubbard’s forte). From leather and fur pieces to laser beam assets, Goodboy challenges and annihilates the entire race of the mighty alien overlords. By doing so he not only saves Earth but the whole universe. Against all odds, the book is real fun if you can overlook the fact that L. Ron Hubbard is responsible for the spiritual crap that is Scientology.


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4 thoughts on “Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard”

  1. Umm, but this was written AFTER he founded Scientology! I found it utterly unreadable, predictable, a piece of crud that felt like it was written in the 40s… It was written in 1982 and is FILLED with Scientology propagandistic elements.

    1. well, I never have nor will ever read something from Scientology.

      But, I did like this book. It is so stereotypical, so trashy, so crappy, that I couldn’t not like it. It is hard to find something so cliché 😀 …

      Someone on Goodreads said, “Yea it is pure crap but its pure crap with a Tom Selleck mustache” … And ‘I think, he’s right.

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