Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Publisher Galaxy Press marked a successful return to Dragon*Con finding a much stronger reading public than ever before and a dedicated fan base repeatedly claiming L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth as one of their all-time favorite science fiction novels. “Battlefield Earth received the convention’s Dragon Award in 2000,” stated John Goodwin President Galaxy Press. (http://www.galaxypress.com) “And Hubbard remains a master storyteller at this convention as the constant flow of customers purchasing his books demonstrated.”
In addition to high volume sales of Hubbard’s fiction works, the artwork of Frank Frazetta commissioned for Battlefield Earth also proved to be a fan favorite.
Boasting 50,000 attendees over the 4 day Labor Day convention in Atlanta, GA, Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film—with a big emphasis on readers.
Galaxy Press last attended Dragon*Con in 2004 with the release of L. Ron Hubbard’s gritty science fiction novel To the Stars which was accompanied with jazz legend Chick Corea’s “To the Stars” music album and a performance at the convention by his Elektric Band.
As a master mariner, licensed to sail any ocean, a barnstorming pilot, a Fellow of the internationally renowned Explorers Club, Hubbard became a mainstay of popular fiction during America’s golden age in the first half of the 20th century. It was due to his vast travels and explorations that his name as a writer was built through the authenticity his adventures provided. Hubbard wrote, “In writing an adventure story a writer has to know that he is adventuring for a lot of people who cannot.
“The writer has to take them here and there about the globe and show them excitement and love and realism. As long as that writer is living the part of an adventurer when he is hammering the keys, he is succeeding with his story.
“Adventuring is a state of mind. If you adventure through life, you have a good chance to be a success on paper.
“Adventure doesn't mean globe-trotting, exactly, and it doesn't mean great deeds. Adventuring is like art. You have to live it to make it real.”
For more information about L. Ron Hubbard, go to http://www.lronhubbard.org.
Galaxy Press is republishing over 150 of Hubbard’s works as the Stories from the Golden Age in a series of 80 books and unabridged multi-cast audiobooks with tales in all popular genres including science fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure and western.
For more information about Galaxy Press, go to http://www.GalaxyPress.com.