September 15, 2008
Announcing West Coast Launch of ‘Stories From the Golden Age’ Classic Pulp Fiction Series By L. Ron Hubbard
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It was in 1936, the year that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened, that writer L. Ron Hubbard published 36 stories spanning every popular genre during the heyday of pulp fiction. "Hubbard was a world traveler and that included San Francisco which was one of his favorite cities," said Hollywood based publisher Galaxy Press. "The history of the Bay Bridge and Mr. Hubbard's love of San Francisco are perfect reasons to announce the launch of this unique fiction series here."
Performing to a standing room-only show, a live, full-cast audio performance marked the west coast launch of one of the largest book series ever released by a single author.
Galaxy Press is releasing "Stories from the Golden Age," a line of 80 books and audiobooks containing 150 stories all penned by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 40s.
In the Variety Club Preview Room (582 Market St. #101) in the Embarcadero District at the foot of the Bay Bridge, film and TV actors Jim Meskimen (Frost Nixon, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Tait Ruppert (Basic) and John Mariano (Sopranos) performed an audio version of the thriller "The Last Drop" by L. Ron Hubbard.
Describing the author at the height of the era of the pulps, the editor of Thrilling Adventures Magazine (a top Pulp Fiction publication of the day) said that due to Hubbard's wide and diverse travels and adventures there was always unique characterization and color in his stories, writing that Hubbard has "been, and seen, and done, and plenty of all three of them!"
L. Ron Hubbard's legendary writing career included over 250 published short stories and novels, spanning all genres from fantasy and science fiction, to mystery, adventure and western under his own and 15 pen names.
"I had no idea of Mr. Hubbard's massive storytelling output," stated Michael Novak, CEO of the media technology company Tertia who attended the event.
"I really enjoyed this story. This live pulp fiction theater reading was top line and truly was a 'movie for the mind.'"
For more information on Stories from the Golden Age, visit http://www.goldenagestories.com/ and receive a free Hubbard story eBook.
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