L. Ron Hubbard was born today (March 13) in 1911.
Hubbard is one of the many writers featured in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction.
Known these days as the founder of Scientology, Hubbard was in fact a prolific writer of pulp fantasy, science fiction, adventure, westerns, mysteries and more. Hubbard wrote under his own name and multiple pseudonyms including Winchester Remington Colt, Kurt von Rachen and René Lafayette.
He published extensively in the pulps in the 1930s and ‘40s, with more than 140 published stories. Hubbard began publishing science fiction in 1938 with the “The Tramp,” appearing in Astounding Science Fiction. He would continue to write for Astounding, Unknown Worlds, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories and Super Science Stories, among others, until he published Dianetics in 1950.