We decided to approach Terl for his suggested back to school list of books to read, and we were surprised when he agreed to provide his list.
From the beginning of time people have told tales of folklore, legend, myth and superstition. Such tales of the supernatural in a western setting did not escape cowboys of the Old West, and authors of Wild West novels and novelettes.
We are very excited to be heading back to Atlanta for Dragon Con 2017. In preparation for this and for the very BIG surprise we are bringing with us—quite in addition to the new mass market paperback release—we thought we would recap on last year’s event.
Although he is best known as a science fiction author from the golden age of pulp fiction, L. Ron Hubbard was a master of all genres. During his extraordinary career, he published not only science fiction but fantasy, air-adventure, detective thrillers, crime suspense stories, far-flung tales of adventure, sea stories, mysteries, tales of the Orient and westerns.
I was reading the website, Find Me An Author/Western Fiction, and found this: “It has become apparent that the Western enjoyed its Golden Age in the 1930s and 1940s …” So, wanting to read the best Western I could, I went in search of a 1930’s Western Romance Hero.
Battlefield Earth was dedicated by L. Ron Hubbard to Robert A. Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, John W. Campbell, Jr. and “all the merry crew,” a list of over 80 names! Hubbard states, “They are all worth rereading, every one.” This blog is to help shed some light on A.E. van Vogt’s contribution to that “golden age of science fiction.”