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In response to the Voyager launched in 1977, the alien Psychlos remorselessly wiped out the human race with a poisonous gas barrage, and ground and air bombings. They killed more than 99.9% of the people on Earth, not to mention their sadistic hunting sprees of humans for pure bloodthirsty pleasure for the ensuing 1,000 years. Now, there are about 3,000 Psychlos stationed on Earth, mining her remaining natural resources, and mankind is an endangered species.
Terl, the greedy and sadistic Psychlo Planetary Security Chief assigned to Earth, has a selfish plan for a future of abundance and prosperity. This plan requires enslaving humans to mine precious gold in the treacherous Rocky Mountains, and then wiping out all of the evidence, including all remaining human life.
Enslaved by Terl, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler must turn a small desperate band of the last survivors into a tightly coordinated rebel force. Pitted against impossible odds, they must outsmart this cunning and vicious alien adversary that has conquered all opposition across the galaxy into total oblivion. Is Jonnie's fight to save humanity from these gigantic, technologically superior, and cruel monsters a losing battle where humanity will become forever extinct? Or will humans regain the Earth once more after centuries of domination by the alien invaders in this high-stakes science fiction adventure?
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When first published, Battlefield Earth dominated the best-seller lists for 32 weeks. A Random House Modern Readers Library Poll voted Battlefield Earth one of the Best 100 English language novels of the 20th century. The great SF author Robert Heinlein called Battlefield Earth "a masterpiece."