Great News from Jim Hines (WOTF XV)
Today (May 1) marks the official release of my second book with DAW. GOBLIN HERO is the sequel to my humorous sword & sorcery novel GOBLIN QUEST. I'm currently awaiting my editor's feedback on the third book in the series, GOBLIN WAR.
Jim C. Hines (WotF Volume XV)
BATTLEFIELD EARTH by L. Ron Hubbard
You probably already heard about it, but just in case you didn't: Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney cited Battlefield Earth as his favorite novel.
“What’s your favorite novel?” is a perennial campaign question, the answer to which presumably gives insight into leadership.
A “Moby-Dick” lover may understand the perils of obsessively chasing of a goal. A fan of “To Kill a Mockingbird” may well focus on racial justice.
When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to “Battlefield Earth,” a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That book was turned into a film by John Travolta, a Scientologist.
A spokesman said later it was one of Mr. Romney’s favorite novels. “I’m not in favor of his religion by any means,” Mr. Romney, a Mormon, said. “But he wrote a book called ‘Battlefield Earth’ that was a very fun science-fiction book.” Asked about his favorite book, Mr. Romney cited the Bible.