UFOs in Washington DC, 1952

UFO Sightings: A Peaceful Union or a Battlefield Earth?

Big government maintains that there are no such things as intelligent alien life forms, while evidence to the contrary abounds. There are 2,625 reported UFO sightings in 2000, 3,069 reported sightings in 2010 and 4,881 in 2017—all listed with the National UFO Reporting Center.

George Orwell

George Orwell: Visionary or Master Storyteller

This article by S.E. Smith is dedicated to George Orwell, one of the 88 writers listed in the dedication to Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard as that “merry crew of science fiction and fantasy writers of the thirties and forties—the Golden Age—who made science fiction and fantasy the respected and popular literary genres they have become today.”

Voyager spacecraft

Was It a Mistake to Broadcast Earth Coordinates on Voyager?

Was it a mistake to put Earth’s coordinates on the space probes Voyager 1 and 2? According to the science fiction novel, Battlefield Earth, by L. Ron Hubbard, the answer is yes. In this article, we cover both the pros and cons of NASA’s decision.

The Handmaid's Tale, World War Z and Battlefield Earth

What do The Handmaids Tale, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and Battlefield Earth Have in Common?

With the large Emmy win shout-outs to The Handmaid’s Tale, we look at what 3 bestselling dystopian novels have in common.

Girl listening to an audiobook

What Is It Like to Watch a Movie With Your Ears?

This blog is about audiobooks. And not just ordinary audiobooks. The Rolls-Royce brand of audiobooks.

Dragon Con Blood Drive

Surprising Way L. Ron Hubbard and Robert A. Heinlein Just Saved 10,000 Lives

Bestselling authors L. Ron Hubbard and Robert A. Heinlein are well-known for their epic, trendsetting science fiction. This past week, these two great legends of sci-fi were teamed up to save lives.

Science Fiction in the classroom

Can Sci Fi Novels Help Motivate STEM Learning?

Science fiction is often unfairly compared with fantasy books for educational uses. This is a weak analogy because the two genres are so very different. The two are only related in that they both fall under a larger genre known as speculative fiction and are found in the same section in bookstores.

Terl reading

Terl’s Back-to-School Reading List

We decided to approach Terl for his suggested back to school list of books to read, and we were surprised when he agreed to provide his list.

Dragon Con 2017

Dragon Con 2017 Here We Come

We are very excited to be heading back to Atlanta for Dragon Con 2017. In preparation for this and for the very BIG surprise we are bringing with us—quite in addition to the new mass market paperback release—we thought we would recap on last year’s event.

Ray Bradbury, A.E. van Vogt and Jack Williamson

Conspiracy for a Better World Snapshot: A.E. van Vogt

Battlefield Earth was dedicated by L. Ron Hubbard to Robert A. Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, John W. Campbell, Jr. and “all the merry crew,” a list of over 80 names! Hubbard states, “They are all worth rereading, every one.” This blog is to help shed some light on A.E. van Vogt’s contribution to that “golden age of science fiction.”