AudioFile Magazine Commemorates L. Ron Hubbard on the 10th Anniversary of Stories from the Golden Age
Hollywood, CA September 29, 2018
Michele Cobb, Publisher of AudioFile Magazine, recognized Galaxy Press and its 10th anniversary of the Stories from the Golden Age (2008–2018) this past weekend. The presentation of a plaque commemorating Mr. Hubbard on the anniversary was made in front of a display of the award-winning audiobooks in the L. Ron Hubbard Library at the Galaxy Press offices in Hollywood.
In making the presentation Cobb stated, “AudioFile is pleased to recognize the hard work and accomplishment of Galaxy Press in putting together this impressive collection of full cast audio recordings that showcase performance and production value at their best.” The Stories from the Golden Age unabridged audiobooks had been awarded Audiobook of the Year by AudioFile Magazine consecutively for 6 years running, 2009–2014.
A key characteristic of radio theatre of the 1930s and ’40s, the time period when these stories were written, was that the entire cast performed together, live in the radio studio. By having the full cast of the Stories from the Golden Age record in the same sound room at the same time, Galaxy Press was able to recreate the high-intensity energy of live radio theatre in its audiobook performances. Some of the best audiobooks published to date were the result. So it was appropriate that the plaque commemorated L. Ron Hubbard on the anniversary and recognized Galaxy Press for “bringing radio theatre to the 21st century and making it enduring all over again.”
The Stories from the Golden Age contain 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard published in 80 volumes, in a wide spectrum of genres, including adventure, western, mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction, and even some romance, using his own and 15 pen names.
For more information about the Stories from the Golden Age, go to https://galaxypress.com/goldenagestories.