Pulp fiction theater performance of The Lieutenant Takes the Sky

http://www.goldenagestories.com/html/theater.php The live performance of the L. Ron Hubbard pulp fiction adventure The Lieutenant Takes the Sky takes place at Author Services in Hollywood on March 14 and 21, 2009. Call 323 466 331 to RSVP.

This is an exciting story from the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction. An air adventure right out of the Stories from the Golden Age series by L. Ron Hubbard.

Some of the more lasting names that graced the pulps include 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. MacDonald, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein—and, of course, L. Ron Hubbard.

In a word, he was among the most prolific and popular writers of the era. He was also the most enduring—hence this series—and certainly among the most legendary. It all began only months after he first tried his hand at fiction, with L. Ron Hubbard tales appearing in Thrilling Adventures, Argosy, Five-Novels Monthly, Detective Fiction Weekly, Top-Notch, Texas Ranger, War Birds, Western Stories, even Romantic Range. He could write on any subject, in any genre, from jungle explorers to deep-sea divers, from G-men and gangsters, cowboys and flying aces to mountain climbers, hard-boiled detectives and spies. But he really began to shine when he turned his talent to science fiction and fantasy of which he authored nearly fifty novels or novelettes to forever change the shape of those genres.

Following in the tradition of such famed authors as Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Jack London and Ernest Hemingway, Ron Hubbard actually lived adventures that his own characters would have admired—as an ethnologist among primitive tribes, as prospector and engineer in hostile climes, as a captain of vessels on four oceans. He even wrote a series of articles for Argosy, called "Hell Job," in which he lived and told of the most dangerous professions a man could put his hand to.

You can read all these stories now in the Stories from the Golden Age series published by Galaxy Press.


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