Hollywood, CA, December 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- An epic story of mankind locked in a monumental battle against an alien invader; how would you train soldiers in microgravity; a young man avenges a traitorous plot against his family; life lived in an alien world constructed as a ring; and humanity’s struggle to survive—all make for exciting, can’t-put-down reading entertainment on a list of top five books from best selling science fiction authors for your holiday season gift-giving.
Based on a science fiction fan survey just conducted which listed over 150 authors, here is a resultant book reviewer quintet of recommended great escapes—all best-selling novels available at bookstores everywhere.
1. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard. (ISBN: 978-1592120079; Galaxy Press
; $7.99) In the year 3000, man is an endangered species at the mercy of a space-plundering race of alien invaders. Facing overwhelming odds, the last of humanity mounts a desperate revolt that ignites across the Earth and beyond throughout the galaxies of an alien empire…to become the tale that has stirred the imagination of millions of readers.
2. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card. (ISBN: 978-0812550702; Tor; $7.99) Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses – and then training them in the arts of war. The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games' where Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses, winning all the games. He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?
3. Dune by Frank Herbert. (ISBN: 978-0441172719; Ace; $6.97) Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib and avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
4. Ringworld by Larry Niven. (ISBN: B01513ZIL6; Spectrum; $7.99) Louis Wu, accompanied by a young woman with genes for luck, and a captured kzin – a warlike species resembling 8-foot-tall cats -- are taken on a space ship run by a brilliant 2-headed alien called Nessus. Their destination is the Ringworld, an artificially constructed ring with high walls that hold 3 million times the area of Earth. Its origins are shrouded in mystery.
The adventures of Louis and his companions on the Ringworld are unforgettable.
5. The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson. (ISBN: 978-0765369345; Tor; $8.99) A new threat has emerged from the darkness. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against each other.
The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy.
So for compelling, page-turning stories—and premiere stocking stuffers—these are five top fiction picks for the Holidays, or anytime.
The author survey was done on a random selection of science fiction fans by Galaxy Press. Titles were selected as one of their best selling published works.