Tune your child into the Book – Battlefield Earth – this Summer!

If you’re looking for a way to get your child to turn off the electronics this summer and tune into a really good book, I’ve got one to suggest!

Last week I shared with you about the re-launch of Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard – – the classic Sci-Fi novel from 1982.

The re-release of L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth

Well, the hype surrounding the release has been truly unreal! A 25-foot tall alien spaceship from the planet Psychlo “crashed” onto Hollywood Blvd. The malevolent alien security chief for Earth, Terl, was captured by the story’s hero’s Jonnie Goodboy Tyler and Chrissie, led by a team of 10 Scotsmen, complete with drums and bagpipes.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 10.53.06 AM

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 10.53.15 AM

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 10.53.24 AM

The book lives up to all the publicity and it’s a great way to engage your tween or teen with reading and start re-igniting their imagination, while giving them a little dose of history. The story begins with Voyager, the actual NASA space probe that was launched in 1977 in order to study the outer Solar System and hopefully make contact with would-be alien lifeforms.

Check out cool this trailer that the publisher produced to relaunch the book…

In real-life The Nasa Voyager Interstellar Mission carried a gold-plated audio-visual disc complete with photos of Earth, scientific information, spoken greetings in 55 languages, and a collection of music, and other information into deep space so that in the event that it was ever found by intelligent life forms from other planetary systems they would come to understand our planet and civilization. Having operated for over 38 years, the Voyager spacecraft still receives routine commands and returns data. In 2012 it became the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space. Conspiracy theorists believe Voyager actually did encounter extraterrestrial lifeforms (as depicted in the book) but then again it is unlikely we will ever find out.

The Facebook page for Battlefield Earth has a lot of up-to-date information, photos and videos as well. AND… if you haven’t read Battlefield Earth you can purchase the book or audio-book on Amazon!!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored posting with Galaxy Press.

SHOWHIDE Comment (1)
  1. The book is worth 63 Accelerated Reading points! So it handles two birds with one stone.