Truckers Make the Biggest Fans of the Stories from the Golden Age
Galaxy Press is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Stories from the Golden Age
August 7, 2018, 7:32pm
The Stories from the Golden Age, a line of 80 books and audiobooks containing 153 stories written by master storyteller L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 40s, celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the Great American Truck Show 2018 in the Galaxy Press booth #904.
The audiobooks launched with considerable fanfare and included actors being interviewed on trucker radio shows such as Red Eye Radio, as well as having their own dedicated Sirius/XM Book Radio show playing the audiobooks. Whether mystery, adventure, thriller, science fiction, fantasy or western, readers have rediscovered what a century ago was America’s favorite form of entertainment. They have also become acquainted with one of the 20th century’s most prolific and popular authors, L. Ron Hubbard.
John Christiansen, a Southern California trucker, has been a long time L. Ron Hubbard fan. When asked about the Stories from the Golden Age, he stated, “the audiobooks provide me with a large variety of listening materials from different genres in addition to different lengths of stories, to both satisfy my listening preferences and my trip times.” He also has his personal favorite audiobook, Battlefield Earth, which at 46-hours in length, “gives me listening material for almost a week.”
As part of the celebration and in appreciation of truckers being such great fans of the Stories from the Golden Age (along with all the other titles published), Galaxy Press is making available a special offer to Great American Truck Show attendees.
Emily Goodwin Vice President of Galaxy Press noted, “Many of Hollywood’s most successful blockbusters have either been based on or inspired by stories written by such celebrated authors as Edgar Rice Burroughs (John Carter of Mars), Lester Dent (Doc Savage), Philip K. Dick (The Man in the High Castle), Walter B. Gibson (The Shadow) and L. Ron Hubbard (Fear, Battlefield Earth).” Even the blockbusters of today find their roots in the pulp magazines of the early 20th century where over 30 million Americans awaited the next issue of their favorite pulp magazines. Before “Batman” there was “The Shadow” and before “Superman: The Man of Steel,” there was “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.”
“Hollywood has long known the value of these Golden Age stories,” Goodwin stated. “Now we are seeing the reader becoming more and more cognizant of this fact.”
Stories from the Golden Age contain 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard that have been published in 80 volumes, in a wide spectrum of genres, including adventure, western, mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction and even some romance, using his own and 15 pen names.
For more information, go to www.galaxypress.com