A New York Times and perennial international bestseller in both hardcover and paperback -- voted one of the best science fiction novels of all time in a poll of half a million science fiction readers.Containing nearly 450,000 words, and over 1,000 pages in length -- the biggest single-volume science fiction novel ever published -- Battlefield Earth continues to engage and enrich the imaginations of millions of readers throughout the world and to garner both wide critical acclaim and such literary accolades as the Saturn, Gutenburg and Tetradramas D'Oro awards.From the novel's menacing opening moments when Terl, the alien Psychlo security guard warns that "Man is an endangered species", Battlefield Earth unfolds against a vast canvas of intergalactic conflict and intrigue, adventure and danger, defeat and victory.Earth has been dominated for one thousand years by the giant, gas-breathing invaders from the aggressor planet Psychlo. Now, at the bleak dawn of the third millennium, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, one of the handful of human beings that have survived ten centuries of conquest and annihilation, decides to boldly venture out of his dwindling, stricken community in the Rocky Mountains.Although initially captured and enslaved by Terl, he pits courage and resourcefulness against the Pychlo's naked force. With the aid of a band of tough Scots, Jonnie mounts a final challenge to the apparently invincible Psychlo power that is systematically plundering and destroying Earth.g
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L. Ron Hubbard, whose work includes 17 New York Times best sellers, has been acclaimed as one of the most widely read and influential authors of the 20th century. His phenomenal writing career spanned over 50 years. During that time he wrote and published over 260 works of fiction in such genres as science fiction, fantasy, western, mystery, detective and adventure.From AudioFile:
This first-class adventure novel is imbedded in mediocre science fiction, which contains no trace of Hubbard's Scientology. One thousand years after his sadistic race nearly destroyed humanity, an alien teaches a human too much, and we prevail. McDowell's voice is perfect with accented voices and passionate narration. The text is not burdened by music or sound effects though tape turning instructions would have been appreciated. Recommended for all popular collections. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808840468201.0