Frank Kelly Freas was the first coordinating judge of the Illustrators of the Future Contest. Already a well established commercial artist and having known L. Ron Hubbard and having observed first hand Ron lending a helping hand to aspiring writers, he was very excited to share his hard-won experience in helping the aspiring artist.
In 1983, L. Ron Hubbard gave his last public interview to the Rocky Mountain News upon publication of Battlefield Earth. He was asked, “What, really, was that period now described as “the golden age of science fiction?”
This is next in my series on L. Ron Hubbard’s dedication in Battlefield Earth to “all the merry crew” of what became known as America’s Golden Age of Science Fiction. And as Hubbard stated, “They are all worth rereading, every one.” And one prominent name is John W. Campbell, Jr.
Ron Hubbard dedicated Battlefield Earth to Robert A. Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, John W. Campbell, Jr. and “all the merry crew” of what became known as America’s Golden Age of Science Fiction. The full list is over 80 names long! And as Hubbard stated, “They are all worth rereading, every one.”
By 1938, L. Ron Hubbard had become a marquee name among adventure writers and his work was in demand by magazine editors, book publishers and movie studios. In the words of author and critic Robert Silverberg, Ron had also become …