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Fact-checking quotes of "Stories of the golden age"

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    Fact-checking quotes of "Stories of the golden age"

    Quotes from Stories From The Golden Age by L. Ron Hubbard

    This page contains the quotes mentioned below. To do:
    - Find the source of the quote (year, publication)
    - Find any relation with scientology
    - Contact the author if possible
    - Insert the quote into its context if relevant

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    —Forrest J. Ackerman
    Agent of LRH for many years (Source)
    “A legendary master of the Golden Age of Science Fiction.”
    –Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble Explorations
    B & N published "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future", a serie of more than 20 anthologies (1990-2006) (Source)
    “Sheer creative and visionary genius.”
    —Kevin J. Anderson
    Judge of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest (Source)
    “... the adventure ones are just so much fun, that you wish there were more things written like them.”
    “... unabashedly entertaining books.”
    —Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio
    “...Hubbard was one of the country’s most prolific pulp science fiction writers.”
    —George Clayton Johnson author of “Logan’s Run”
    “One of my all-time favorite writers! On par with Jack London, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Dashiell Hammett.”
    —Ben Endick
    “His stories could be counted upon to give you a little chill and a little laugh also.”
    —Philip Jose Farmer
    “One of the most gripping storytellers in science fiction.”
    —Martin H. Greenberg
    “One of the characteristics of Hubbard, and one of the things that made him important was he wrote in so many different genres and, in the 1930’s in particular, with all these different pulp magazines...I don’t think there was anyone like Hubbard.”
    —John P. Gunnison
    “... one of those brilliant writers who also lived a lot of his stories.”
    —Robert A. Heinlein
    “A master of the fast-action short story.”
    —Dr. Yoji Kondo
    Judge of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest (Source)
    “His action leads to more action and keeps you reading.”
    —Brad Linaweaver
    Winner of the L. Ron Hubbard new Author's award and... "is helping with publicity for the film version of Battlefield Earth." (Source)
    “L. Ron Hubbard remains one of science fiction's most romantic writers.”
    —Anne McCaffrey
    Judge of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest (Source)
    “The fascinating thing to me is that L. Ron Hubbard’s fantasy stories, first published 50 and 60 years ago, are not dated in style, content or language. They are as fresh and interesting for times right now as they were when he conceived them.”
    “The fascination with L. Ron Hubbard’s writing is that he so thoroughly believed the ideas he was suggesting as future possibilities that the reader believed in them too. That takes good writing, strong plots and creditable characterizations. L. Ron Hubbard had all three talents spot on.”
    “A master of adventure.”
    —Frederik Pohl
    Judge of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest (Source)
    “L. Ron Hubbard exploded onto the science fiction scene nearly half a century ago, and the reverberations haven’t died yet.”
    —Tim Powers
    Judge of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest (Source)
    “L. Ron Hubbard had an enormous impact on popular fiction in the golden age.”
    "L. Ron Hubbard wrote some of the most gripping and imaginative fantasy stories of the Golden Age of pulps—Hubbard’s work has influenced generations of writers, and his stories are as lively and startling as anything being written today.”
    “L. Ron Hubbard’s stories are always colorful, crashing adventures.”
    “... a huge capacity for big adventure, big color, very dramatic colorful locales, urgent suspense and fascinating characters with fascinating histories.”
    —William C. Reynolds, Cowboys & Indians magazine
    “A prolific writer.”
    —Robert J. Sawyer
    Judge of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest (Source)
    “Pulp fiction was designed to entertain and enthrall, to keep the pages turning and the reader glued to his or her seat. Nobody practiced that art form better than L. Ron Hubbard, and his stories—spanning every conceivable genre—are as entertaining today as they were half a century ago.”
    “L. Ron Hubbard does what good science fiction always does: gives the reader a healthy dose of the sense of wonder. And why shouldn’t he? After all, Hubbard helped invent modern science fiction.”
    “He was a master of pulp fiction... He was in every one of the genres that defined American literature of the 20th century.”
    —A.E. van Vogt
    “A super-writer of the Golden Age of Science Fiction.”
    —Dr. Steven Whaley, PhD
    “Without a doubt, one of the most prolific and influential writers of the twentieth century.”
    —William J. Widder, author of "Master Storyteller, An Illustrated Tour of the Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard"
    “An extraordinary man with extraordinary capacities and undisputed genius and a man of remarkable imagination and inventive scope. You read his fiction, you look at his work, you can see it’s there.”
    “He was an extremely good storyteller, he maintained fast action, very effectively.”
    —Jack Williamson
    “L. Ron Hubbard was one of the science fiction pioneers. He wrote fluently. He wrote of varied backgrounds and colorful characters and exciting action.”
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    —Atlanta Journal
    “L. Ron Hubbard was one of the most colorful writers of science fiction’s golden age.”
    —Audio World
    “In the grand tradition of Louis L’Amour.”
    —KLIATT
    “Shoot-’em-up action, bad bad guys, heroes cut from the cloth of classic Western heroes, true love, and the final resolution as law and order and justice triumph.”
    —Library Journal
    “One of the masters of pulp science fiction.”
    —New York Daily News
    “A brilliant science fiction author.”
    —Publishers Weekly
    “A superb storyteller with total mastery of plot and pacing.”
    “Readers used to today’s bloated SF tomes will appreciate Hubbard’s ability to pack an epic into relative few pages... golden SF from the Golden Age.“
    — The Sanford Herald
    “Hubbard appears to have possessed the flair of greats Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey when recounting wild west encounters.”
    —San Francisco Chronicle
    “Hubbard is a thinker who writes, rather than a writer who thinks, as most masters are.”
  2. relinquish Member

    Quick tally

    Here's a quick tally of quoted sources re-used:

    Publishers Weekly: Used 2 times
    Anne McCaffrey: Used 3 times
    Tim Powers: Used 4 times
    Kevin J. Anderson: Used 2 times
    Robert J. Sawyer: Used 3 times
    William J. Widder: Used 2 times

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