Back-Door Messiah? New L. Ron Hubbard Publishers Don't Mention

Posted by John DeSio at 3:51 PM, October 1, 2008

If you watch any television, particularly Fox 5's daily rerun of "The
Simpsons," you've probably come across a commercial for Golden Age
Stories, a newly-released series of fictional tomes by science-fiction
writer and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

The commercial and the series' website promise readers action-packed
tales of space battles, dangerous women, and pirates. The website
presents squibs of praise for Hubbard and refers to him as a "best
selling author.

And he is. Hubbard's most famous book, Dianetics, is a legitimate
best-seller. It's also the blueprint for the philosophy behind

Yet nowhere on the website for either Golden Age Stories or publisher
Galaxy Press is it mentioned that Hubbard founded Scientology or wrote

Site search: "Scientology" (no entry)

Site search: "Dianetics"  (no entry)

Hubbard is chiefly known as the founder of Scientology, yet Galaxy Press
goes to great lengths to ignore this fact. Is it a simple oversight, or
part of a conscious attempt to stealthily introduce Hubbard's works to a
wider audience without attaching the taint of Scientology's piss-poor
public image to them?

Tiffany Holmes, vice president of marketing at Galaxy Press, has not
returned calls for comment. But she and the company's senior vice
president for administration, Peter Breyer, can be seen discussing the
launch of the Hubbard fiction line in this video:

While they never mention Scientology, Breyer does say Galaxy is doing a
"big reach into the educational market... at the middle school, high
school level." ("It's got enough of an edge to keep kids going," says


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