Tag Archive for: L. Ron Hubbard

Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein – the Conspiracy for a Better World

Ron Hubbard dedicated Battlefield Earth to Robert A. Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, John W. Campbell, Jr. and “all the merry crew” of what became known as America’s Golden Age of Science Fiction. The full list is over 80 names long! And as Hubbard stated, “They are all worth rereading, every one.”

Voyager spacecraft NASA

What If Sci Fi Writers Really Did Have It Right On Aliens?

The announcement by NASA that Voyager 1 is in interstellar space while Voyager 2 is in the Heliosheath and soon to leave our solar system, 40 years after Voyager’s flights began, poses an interesting proposition.

STEM Education

Battlefield Earth – Epic

Epic in its current use seems to mean a sort of meld of awesome (i.e., neat-o) and outstanding. Epic: “telling a story about a hero or about exciting events or adventures very great” or “large and usually difficult or impressive” This is the meaning that was in my mind after reading Battlefield Earth.

Rocket launch from NASA

Alien Invasion: Is Earth Prepared? (Part 3 of 3)

This is a three-part article written by Jim Marrs, the author of the New York Times bestseller “Alien Agenda.” The final in the series discusses “Is Earth Prepared?”

Flying saucers over a farm

Alien Invasion: Is Earth Prepared? (Part 2 of 3)

This is a three-part article written by Jim Marrs, the author of the New York Times bestseller “Alien Agenda.” Part 2: What If They Really Exist? Today, the topic of alien invasion is taken more seriously. A controversial book purporting to be a genuine report from the early 1960s by a “Special Study Group” connected to the federal government entitled “Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace” looked into …

Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds"

Alien Invasion: Is Earth Prepared? (Part 1 of 3)

This is a three-part article written by Jim Marrs, the author of the New York Times bestseller “Alien Agenda.” Part 1: A History of Alien Invasion Stories. Some believe the battle for Earth has already begun.

Katniss, Luke and Jonnie Goodboy Tyler

Who’s the Greatest of Them All?

So we have talked about who’s the baddest of them all. But just as there is no disagreement that it takes a really good bad guy to bring out the best in the hero, it nevertheless remains that a great hero is…well…great!

Typewriter

Ten Amazing Story Openings

A great opening sentence can sometimes be as memorable as the book it begins.

Truck driver

Audiobooks Make the Miles Fly

Audiobooks have long proven themselves a great way to read a book without having to actually “read” it. Perhaps when audiobooks first appeared on the marketplace, this was not the case, as they were abridged, meaning a shortened version of the book which could very often leave out important parts of the story.

Dave Chassen and Battlefield Earth

What Happened When I Wrote the Book Description for a Famous Book

A couple of months ago, I got an email from Galaxy Press, L.Ron Hubbard’s publishing company, asking if I could help them write a book description for one of his most famous books, Battlefield Earth. Now, if you don’t know me well, I’m a HUGE sci-fi nerd and list Battlefield Earth as one of my all-time favorite books…little bit.