Questions tagged [l-ron-hubbard]

For questions about L. Ron Hubbard, often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American pulp fiction author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.

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Did a SciFi magazine really feature a story by L Ron Hubbard about founding Scientology?

On another Q&A site, I read a couple posts from someone. The posts claimed that a certain SciFi magazine (Some others in the comments speculate that it might be either Astounding or Analog, BUT IT ...
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Why doesn't Psychlo breathe-gas explode in the bottle?

I am reading Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard. Part of the story centers around Psychlo breathe-gas being highly reactive to radiation. During one scene of the book MacTyler rides Windsplitter ...
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Time dilation in L. Ron Hubbard's “To the Stars”

So I just finished reading L. Ron Hubbard's novel To the Stars and noticed a rather glaring issue. The plot in the beginning speaks of a ship capable of near-light-speed travel which makes a return ...
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What are the links between “After Earth” and Scientology?

I've seen a couple of comments about Scientology and the movie After Earth, and it seems like there may be a belief that the movie is a thinly-veiled propaganda piece for Scientology. In what ways ...
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In “Revolt in the Stars”, why did Xenu decide to destroy the excess aliens?

In L.Ron Hubbard's screenplay "Revolt in the Stars", it says Xenu was about to lose power but it doesn't give reason as to how this achieved his goal. He killed billions of aliens. It would seem to be ...
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Did L. Ron Hubbard Foreshadow Dianetics and Scientology in Earlier Works?

A friend suggested I look into L. Ron Hubbard's work and try reading some of his stories, since I haven't read any of his work before. While pondering where to start, it got me wondering about his ...
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Is there any evidence for the bet between Robert A. Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard?

It is widely believed that L. Ron Hubbard and Robert A. Heinlein made a bet in a bar one night either that L. Ron could not create a religion, or to see who could create a religion first. (In the ...