Science Fiction smackdown: L. Ron Hubbard, the pith helmet-wearing 'pipsqueak Prometheus' - 2016-02-16
Yesterday, we had fun exhuming L. Ron Hubbard's bad science fiction by looking at a telling 1940 short story, "One Was Stubborn." In it, Hubbard's main character, Old Shellback, reveals that the downfall of the United States would come as a result of nefarious religious cults protected by tax exemption. Spooky, right?
Well, continuing with the subject of Hubbard's fiction, we have been sent a gift by one of our readers. It's the full original edition of author William Blackbeard's damning analysis of Hubbard's work, published just as Dianetics was coming out in May 1950.