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A mystery / Hubbard's purple prose is still selling volumes

Title: A mystery / Hubbard's purple prose is still selling volumes
Date: Sunday, 15 March 1987
Publisher: Seattle Times
Author: Frank Catalano
Main source: link (680 KiB)

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The writings of L. Ron Hubbard are a mystery. Not the writings on Dianetics and Scientology, topics on which the late Hubbard wrote dozens of books and manuals. No, the mystery is Hubbard’s science-fiction writing — specifically, why it’s selling so well. Before his death last year, Hubbard celebrated his 50 years in writing by producing “Battlefield Earth,” an 800-page tome that critics suggested was a better doorstop than book. That was followed, because of what Hubbard called “enthusiastic response,” by ... [Read the rest at link (680 KiB)]