November 14, 2008
L. Ron Hubbard Pulp Fiction YouTube Video Channel Launched
Galaxy Press has launched a video channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/goldenagestories) containing entertaining, original content dedicated to the newly-released 150-story, 80-plus novel pulp fiction series, "Stories from the Golden Age," all authored by master storyteller L. Ron Hubbard during the 1930s and 40s.
"It's designed to enchant and captivate a whole new generation of reader and listener to Mr. Hubbard's amazing range and realism," said John Goodwin, Galaxy Press president, in making the announcement. "Our Goldenagestories channel complements the recent launch of the www.GoldenAgeStories.com website with unique content that lets viewers get into the fun and excitement of the original stories."
The first video podcast of "Under the Black Ensign" tells the story of Captain Tom Bristol, who is first forced into the British navy, then turns pirate, and ends up seeking revenge from his former captors. The channel also showcases a promotional trailer for the book that features the full cast of the actual Golden Age Stories. For more information on the story, go to www.goldenagestories.com/html/seaadventure/under-the-black-ensign.
The second podcast featurette (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOtwOYBL1Zs) documents several of the Hollywood actors recording the Golden Age Stories audiobooks. The feature takes viewers through each of the steps involved in the meticulous production - voice recording, sound effects, genre-specific music, and final audio mix of the entire audiobook.
"It's a fascinating look into how to create a unique listening experience," Goodwin said. "Its roots are from the old radio theater begun in the 1930s but done in a 21st century style."
"Hollywood has long since recognized the pure entertainment that jumps from the pages of these stories and has turned many such tales into blockbuster movies," says science fiction phenom, author Kevin J. Anderson. "The sheer volume of tales released during this wondrous golden age remains unmatched in any other period of literary history - hundreds of thousands of published stories in over nine hundred different magazines.
"The most popular pulp fiction artists of the time read like a who's who of acknowledged masters of their genres - H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, Max Brand, Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, John D. McDonald, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein - and of course, L. Ron Hubbard."
For more information on the Stories from the Golden Age, go to www.goldenagestories.com.