It's again Friday. Yay! I've been sick this week so super glad it is almost the weekend. Today, Pavarti K. Tyler, author of Shadow on the Wall, Two Moons of Sera, and Consumed by Love, will introduce you to the fun of science fiction. Pavarti s an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She lives in the Washington DC area with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. When not busy working as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity she spends her time penning her next novel.
Green skin and purple skies, the possibilities of alien worlds and cultures is never ending. You can have wild hair, extra rows of teeth, webbed toes, or even non- humanoid creatures beyond the average person’s imagination. Add in a little politics, an intergalactic war including aliens and maybe some religion and you have the makings of a sci-fi best seller.
What is it about aliens that makes us all go “Ohhhh cool”? I think it’s equal parts the unknown possibilities presented as reality and the opportunity for something really different. A lot of the best alien stories and movies are all kinds of gross. Take Steven King’s Dreamcatcher or Ridley Scott’s Alien Series, talk about icky! I mean you’ve got creatures popping out of all kinds of places they really shouldn’t! But we love that right? I mean, incubating nasty gremlins from outer space is the fodder of the best alien books.
|Cover of Battlefield Earth|
For me, if you take anything having to do with a creepy crawly from outer space and pair it up with some kind of romance I’m in. Which is why what I’m about to tell you is going to come as a surprise. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard is the best alien book ever.
Now I don't mean the atrocity that John Travolta participated (Battlefield Earth Movie). I mean the old school Sci-Fi book that Hubbard wrote back in the day. I mean the book that deals with Earth in the year 3,000 where aliens are mining for their most precious metal - gold (who saw Cowboys and Aliens - I wonder where they got THAT idea!) I mean the saga that spans cultures, religions, the real and unreal worlds of Earth and Psychlo. I mean the saga of Jonnie Goodboy Tyler.
I bought my copy of Battlefield Earth at a hospital fund- raiser for $0.25 because I thought it was funny. It sat on my shelf for a year before, much to my husband's mocking, I finally picked it up. This is the only book other than Twilight (shut up) that I stayed up over night just to finish one more chapter until it was done. Don't believe me? Galaxy Press has agreed to give away 3 paperback copies of Battlefield Earth to help me convert you. Not to Scientology, but to the purest of Science Fiction.