L. Ron Hubbard

Lafayette Ronald "L. Ron" Hubbard (1911–1986) was an American science fiction author who developed a self-help system called Dianetics which was first published in 1950. In December 1953, Hubbard founded the Church of Scientology.

Hubbard also wrote many stories and novellas that were published in aviation, sports, and pulp magazines. Between 1933 and 1938, Hubbard wrote 138 novels, both science fiction and adventure. His first hardcover novel was published in 1937, titled Buckskin Brigades. He co-wrote a 15-part movie serial The Secret of Treasure Island(1938). Literature critics have cited Final Blackout, set in a war-ravaged future Europe, and Fear, a psychological horror story, as the best examples of Hubbard's pulp fiction.

Among his published stories were Sea FangsThe Carnival of DeathMan-Killers of the Air, and The Squad that Never Came Back, which he wrote under numerous pseudonyms. He became a well-known author in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He also published westerns and adventure stories.
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