Monday, September 5, 2011

Greed by L Ron Hubbard

GREED, L Ron Hubbard, Galaxy, $9.95, ISBN: 9781592123698, reviewed by Barry Hunter.

This is another volume from the “Stories from the Golden Age” and is presented in the style and format of the pulps of the past. This volume presents three adventures and each is accompanied by illustrations from the period. For those who are unfamiliar with the pulps and their place in the history of science fiction, this is the perfect way to get a taste and experience it for them.

“Greed” is the story of an Earth divided that sees greed as the reason to explore space and colonize the stars. It is the story of one man’s desire to gain a fortune and reunite the planet, no matter what it takes.

“Final Enemy” tells of finding remnants of an alien race and exploring the known universe to find them before they find us and wipe us out. When the alien race is discovered it turns out to be an exciting revelation.

“The Automagic Horse” is the story of a movie mogul seeking a way around the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from shutting down a film with a dangerous stunt. On top of that, they have to come up with a plan to raise capital to stay under budget.

The interesting and unusual tales from Hubbard who never met a genre he couldn’t create a story for. Be on the lookout for this and other volumes in this series of “Stories from the Golden Age”.

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