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Girl on the street being asked if aliens are real.

Are Aliens Real: And Will They Be Good or Bad for Us?

We wanted to know what people on the street thought of the existence of alien life. So we interviewed public at a science fiction convention. See what they had to say.

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.

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.”

Papp Johnson as Terl. Photo by Dennys Ilic

The Psychlos of Battlefield Earth – Terl

“We think nothing of going into an area and taking out minerals at the expense of the plant and animal life. So what would it be like if an advanced race of aliens viewed the entire planet of Earth in the same way?