Book Club Books: Recommendations and Discussion Questions

Discover unique and diverse book club books with discussion questions that will stimulate the conversation.

Women in Aviation and The Golden Age of Flight

Women have always played an important role in aviation—there have been courageous female pilots from the Golden Age of flight to those going to space.

L. Ron Hubbard Fiction: Order of Books

Is there a recommendation of which L. Ron Hubbard fiction book to begin with? Is there a recommended order of books to read?

The Golden Age of Piracy

How did pirates handle gender/racial equality and fair and legal justice in the Golden Age of Piracy? Could pirates read or write? Were they artists?

What Did Pirates Eat?

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated on September 19th. People around the world will be celebrating with friends and family—dressing in a pirate costume, using pirate quotes and words, and making a pirate’s den out of their home. So, what do you serve to your friends who stop by for pirate food and a pint of grog?

The Epic Hero

Epic heroes have inspired us since the beginning of recorded literature. Discover a few of L. Ron Hubbard’s timeless heroes and what defines epic.

How Experience Makes for Great Military Fiction

L. Ron Hubbard was able to write military fiction stories with such vivid color because of his experience with organizations like the Marine Corps Reserves.

Folklore and Mythology are Strong Influences in Modern Fantasy

Modern fantasy authors have often been inspired by the wealth of folklore and mythology across many cultures, both current and ancient. L. Ron Hubbard, well-known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, had this to say about the fantasy genre…

Yesterday, You Might Have Been a Pirate

In celebration of “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” we thought it would be appropriate to post this article written by L. Ron Hubbard which portrays pirates in a wholly different light than what is commonly held to be the case.

The Hero from “Under the Black Ensign” on the Red Carpet

Tom Bristol, the swashbuckling hero in L. Ron Hubbard’s pirate adventure, Under the Black Ensign, walked the red carpet in the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Standing over five stories tall, Bristol was seen by an estimated one million fans who packed the parade route along Hollywood and Sunset Blvds.