October 7, 2016
Guest: Jim Marrs
Topics to include:
● September 1, 2016 explosion of the SpaceX rocket and its cargo at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
● Release this summer of the 21st Century edition of Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard Wins 'Triple Crown' As #1 Paperback, #1 Science Fiction and #1 Audiobook in America. Battlefield Earth, originally released in 1982, was a New York Times and international best-selling novel with more than 4 million copies sold. The June 2016 release of the Battlefield Earth 21st Century edition contains 50 new pages of handwritten author notes, an interview published in the Rocky Mountain News shortly after the book's original release, and the original cover art by Frank Frazetta. A 47 ½ hour long audio book, with 67 voice actors, 150,000 sound effects, and 3 hours of original music, also is available. The 21st Century edition website: www.battlefieldearth.com. See below for more details on this Battlefield Earth 21st Century edition and the June 2016 release event in Hollywood, California.
Jim Marrs's bio details are noted directly from: jimmarrs.com/biography
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Marrs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1966 and attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock for two years more. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where beginning in 1968 he served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe and the Middle East. After a leave of absence to serve with a Fourth Army intelligence unit during the Vietnam War, he became military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an investigative reporter. Since 1980, Mr. Marrs has been a free-lance writer, author and public relations consultant. He also published a rural weekly newspaper along with a monthly tourism tabloid, a cable television show and several videos.
In 2007, Mr. Marrs retired from the University of Texas at Arlington where he had taught a course on the Kennedy assassination since 1976. In 1989, his book, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK. Mr. Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the film’s screenplay and production.
Beginning in 1992, Mr. Marrs spent three years researching and completing a non-fiction book on a top-secret government program involving the psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing only to have it mysteriously canceled as it was going to press in the summer of 1995. Within two months, the story of military-developed remote viewing broke nationally in the Washington Post after the CIA revealed the program but put their own spin on psychic studies. Psi Spies was finally published by New Page Books in 2007.
In May, 1997, Marrs’ in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published by HarperCollins Publishers. Mr. Marrs has been a featured speaker at a number of national conferences including the Annual International UFO Congress and the Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference. It has been translated into several foreign languages and become the top-selling non-fiction UFO book in the world. He began teaching a course on UFOs at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2000.
Also in early 2000, HarperCollins published Rule by Secrecy, which traced the hidden history that connects modern secret societies to the Ancient Mysteries. It too reached the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2003, his book The War on Freedom probed the conspiracies of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. It was released in 2006 under the title The Terror Conspiracy. In mid-2008, his book The Rise of the Fourth Reich, detailing the infiltration of National Socialism into the USA, was published followed by a study of mysteries entitled Above Top Secret.
An award-winning journalist, Mr. Marrs is listed both in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. Mr. Marrs has won several writing and photography awards including the Aviation/Aerospace Writer’s Association’s National Writing Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Mr. Marrs received Freedom Magazine’s Human Rights Leadership Award.
Mr. Marrs has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, the Discovery, Learning and History Channels, This Morning America, Geraldo, Montel Williams, Today, Tech TV and The Larry King, George Noory and Art Bell radio programs along with numerous national and regional radio and TV shows. He is a former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth and a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Further details on the June 2016 release of the 21st Century edition of Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 and the celebratory Hollywood event:
Attn.: Editor - Alien Spacecraft Crashes on Hollywood Blvd
Contact: Mr. Carmen Bartolo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alien Spacecraft Crashes on Hollywood Blvd
for Release of the 21st Century Edition of the International Bestselling Novel Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard
Hollywood, CA – An alien spaceship crashed onto Hollywood Blvd. today, jutting 25 feet out of the ground. Wreckage was observed in front of Galaxy Press, publisher of the 21st century edition of international bestselling novel, Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard. The malevolent alien security chief Terl from the planet Psychlo—the novel’s chief villain—was extracted and captured by Jonnie Goodboy Tyler and Chrissie—the story’s heroes—and a band of 10 Scotsmen accompanied by a bagpiper and drummer, formally marking the novel’s release.
Battlefield Earth is a swashbuckling science fiction saga of adventure, daring and courage, when man is an endangered species and the future survival of what's left of the human race is at stake.
The event started in front of the Chinese Theatre with Jonnie, Chrissie and Scots headed for the crashed spaceship in search of Terl. The search party arrived to the crash site where hundreds of onlookers were standing by. Amid considerable smoke rising from the spaceship, Terl was extracted and captured. The Scotsmen, once having Terl secured, began shooting Battlefield Earth t-shirts from their guns to the enthusiastic crowd.
Following the event, guests were invited inside Galaxy Press where Barnes & Noble had set up an off-site bookstore featuring the new book and audiobook.
Jonnie Goodboy Tyler and Chrissie were performed by Aaron Groben and Lauren Compton. Terl was performed by Terl.
Since its initial release in 1982, Battlefield Earth has sold over 4 million copies and was rated #3 of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century in the Modern Library Readers Poll. This new edition has 50 new pages containing handwritten author notes made as he was writing the book, along with an interview published in the Rocky Mountain News shortly after the book’s release.
The 47 ½ hour long audiobook, with 67 voice actors, 150,000 sound effects and 3 hours of original music is the biggest and best science fiction audiobook ever produced. And with its immersive sound, is a true movie in the mind.
The Battlefield Earth book and audiobook are now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Kobo, and wherever books are sold.
Latest News: Carmen Bartolo and the Galaxy Press team will be at AlienCon later this month in San Jose, CA, Oct. 28th - 30th. Jim Marrs will be there with them on the 28th and 29th.