This is a sponsored blog. While the views expressed here are genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Galaxy Press to review this book.
Here’s an excellent way to give your kids thumbs a rest, and get them to turn off the DS’s, X-Box’s, Nintendos, Tablets, Phones, and every other mind numbing piece of electronics.
Earlier this week I told you all about Battlefield Earth – – the classic Sci-Fi novel from 1982 that was just re-released. Well, the hype surrounding the release has been 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.
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 to study the outer Solar System and hopefully make contact with would-be alien lifeforms. Watch 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 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 (Click Here to visit the Battlefield Earth Facebook page.)
AND…if you haven’t read Battlefield Earth you can purchase the book or audiobook on Amazon (Click Here to purchase Battlefield Earth) and get those kids to put away MineCraft and hop on a SpaceCraft!
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