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L. Ron Hubbard 
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Connection ~ Part VI
By Bill Hillman
Writers of the Future ~ Mission Earth ~ Battlefield Earth
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Established and sponsored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983, the Writers of the Future Contest is a competition aimed at discovering, and eventually publishing, deserving amateur and aspiring writers. The field of speculative fiction and fantasy, was chosen not only for Mr. Hubbardís love of and success within the genre - but for the freedom of imagination and expression it provided as what he described as the "herald of possibility."

The Writers of the Future Program, established in the finest tradition of the professional giving a helping hand to the novice, has become the largest, the most well-known and the best established discovery vehicle in the field.


The Illustrators of the Future Contest is intended to do for new illustrators what the writers contest had done for new writers - discover new talent, acknowledge them, bring them to the attention of publishers and help launch their professional careers.

A culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists. 
~ L. Ron Hubbard

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WRITERS OF THE FUTURE ANNUAL ANTHOLOGIES
www.writersofthefuture.com
www.galaxypress.com

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DIANETICS

LRH embarked from fiction writing in 1950 to devote his time to extensive research and to writing and lecturing about the human mind and its spiritual nature. 

The result was the publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 26 weeks. By 1952 his research led him to develop Scientology, an applied religious philosophy. For the next three decades he devoted his life to developing and promoting this philosophy and establishing the structures to deliver and protect it.

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BATTLEFIELD EARTH

"Recently there came a period when I had little to do. This was novel in a life so crammed with busy years, and I decided to amuse myself by writing a novel that was pure science fiction.. . . This novel contains practically every type of story there is -- detective, spy, adventure, western, love, air war, you name it." 

~ L. Ron Hubbard
The result was the biggest single science fiction novel ever published -- 428,750 words across over 1,000 pages. This epic adventure is a novel of an apolcalyptic future in which mankind has been conquered and its survivors brutalized for centuries by an alien colossus.
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MISSION EARTH
 
L. Ron Hubbard wrote the entire monumental 1.2-million-word Mission Earth epic in eight months in 1981. Biographer William J. Widder describes the series as displaying "a remarkable interweaving of deftly plotted action, adventure, intrigue and espionage, all flavoured with scathing social satire." Mission Earth is the story of a secret invasion of Earth recounted by aliens from the planet Voltar, who unrecognized and undetected already live and work among us.  According to Widder, "Battlefield Earth and the Mission Earth series together dominated North American bestseller lists for 153 weeks. They became and remain today -- along with Fear, Final Blackout, Typewriter in the Sky and so much more of L. Ron Hubbard's richly imaginative work -- a  memorable and vital part of the classic body of speculative fiction and of the popular literature of our time."

"Marvelous satire by a master of adventure." ~ Anne McCaffrey

"One of the most gripping storytellers in scinece fiction." Philip Jose Farmer

"A big humourous tale of interestellar intrigue in the classical mold. I fully enjoyed it." ~  Roger Zelazny

"An incredibly good story, lushly written, vibrating with action and excitement. A gem." ~ A.E. van Vogt

"Mission Earth is a remarkable success story. I don't know anything in publishing history to compare with it." ~ James Gunn, sf historian

"[Battlefield Earth] has everything: suspense, pathos, politics, war, humor, diplomacy and intergalactic finance." ~ Publishers Weekly

"Battlefield Earth is a terrific story!" Robert A. Heinlein

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The above titles are available at:
www.galaxypress.com

Writers of the Future Newsletters
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NAVIGATION GUIDE TO THE LRH / ERB CONNECTION SERIES
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Art
Legacy
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