Before 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.