Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Not Over Yet

Just because I'm done going through Battlefield Earth doesn't mean this blog is over.

I've covered each chapter, summarizing them, quoting them, and complaining about them. Now it's time for the next step, to try and put everything together. I've often said that the book sucks, but I intend to take a closer look at why it sucks, so that we might learn from Hubbard's mistakes, thereby giving his book a greater value than as simply an object of derision.

My plans is to focus on the two main characters, Jonnie and Terl, as well as the Psychlos in general, as well as the book's pacing. I'll ruminate over whether this is "pure" sci-fi, pulp-era Flash Gordon sci-fi, or what. And I'll consider Battlefield Earth as a Scientologist piece, just to address the elephant in the room that pops up whenever one mentions L. Ron Hubbard.

So hey, could be interesting.


  1. Or... you could start on the Mission Spork decology! Yeah? Sounds like fun!

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