Dune and Battlefield Earth

What Do the Authors of Dune and Battlefield Earth Have in Common?

Frank Herbert and L. Ron Hubbard are legendary authors of Dune and Battlefield Earth who valued the essence of storytelling above all. Their many common traits include their efforts to support and inspire future generations of writers.

Bahgol-Cake Bars

Star Trek, Battlefield Earth, and Dune Cookies and Recipes

What cookies and confections did alien species eat in Star Trek, Battlefield Earth, and Dune? This is not covered in great detail in the TV series, films, or books but is now remedied with a fair amount of imagination mixed with apparently alien-looking and tasting ingredients. In a bowl. Have fun!

L. Ron Hubbard: Letters to and From Robert A. Heinlein

L. Ron Hubbard: Letters to and From Robert A. Heinlein

The correspondence between L. Ron Hubbard and Robert A. Heinlein surrounding the novel Battlefield Earth shows a unique window into the dynamic interplay of their friendship and literary genius.


Space Diplomacy Part 2: Lessons From Star Trek and Battlefield Earth

Glean lessons on cosmic diplomacy from legendary sci-fi explorers such as Star Trek’s Captain Picard or Battlefield Earth’s hero, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, to gain valuable perspectives applicable to future extraterrestrial outreach.

Orson Scott Card Ender's Game

What Inspired Orson Scott Card to Write Ender’s Game?

What inspired Orson Scott Card to write Ender’s Game? What qualities should an author have to create a masterpiece such as Ender’s Game, Dune, The Foundation Series, Stranger in a Strange Land, and Battlefield Earth?

Funeral for a Planet desert R.I.P. Earth

From the Battlefield Earth Musical Soundtrack: “Funeral for a Planet”

“Funeral for a Planet” lyrics and song are featured on the 1982 Battlefield Earth musical soundtrack album entitled Space Jazz, written and composed by L. Ron Hubbard for the sci fi blockbuster novel. Read the lyrics here.

Banking in Battlefield Earth

Are Intergalactic Bankers Different from your Local Banking Officer or the World Bank?

Intergalactic Banking Officer traits may not differ much from the World Bank or your local Banking Officer.


L. Ron Hubbard’s Interview With Rocky Mountain News

Revealing insights into what motivated L. Ron Hubbard to create Battlefield Earth, as well as into his thought process as he shaped and developed the story.

Space Diplomacy

Space Diplomacy Part 1: Why Do We Need Diplomatic Relationships in Space?

The definition and history of diplomacy, diplomacy in space, and the need for diplomatic relationships when humans meet alien species in space.

The Chinkos in Battlefield Earth

Human Aliens: The Chinkos in Battlefield Earth

In L. Ron Hubbard’s sweeping sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth, he introduces the Chinkos, an extraterrestrial race akin to humanity, often called “human aliens.” These enigmatic beings were the guardians of knowledge in the intergalactic saga set in the year 3,000.