We attend Comic Con as readers are now coming to realize what Hollywood has long since realized, the value of pulp fiction as modern day entertainment.
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012
Over 130,000 visitors will be attending the annual San Diego Comic Con this year, where public will find showcased anything from comic books, anime, manga, science fiction/fantasy books and art, as well as film/television and related popular arts. And one form of entertainment which embraces many of the above categories is pulp fiction, stories which have been welcomed by comics and film alike. “We attend Comic Con as readers are now coming to realize what Hollywood has long since realized,” claimed John Goodwin president Galaxy Press publisher of the fiction works of L. Ron Hubbard, “the value of pulp fiction as modern day entertainment.” With over 1.4 million copies of Stories from the Golden Age sold since release, L. Ron Hubbard has proven the value of pulp fiction once again as popular entertainment for the 21st century.
It was science fiction’s Golden Age where the genre became a mainstay of America’s popular entertainment through publications such as “Astounding Science Fiction” and later through “Unknown” as fantasy evolved.
But Hubbard isn’t the only author finding a resurgence in interest in his stories. Adventure House, Vintage Library and Black Dog Books are three other publishers who have engaged an expanding audience through their reprints of such notable authors as H. Bedford-Jones, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Sales continue to increase as readers discover that many of their favorite characters, such as Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, Superman and Spiderman, have their roots in such perennially popular characters as Doc Savage, The Spider and The Shadow. “And it isn’t just movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones with roots in pulp fiction,” continued Goodwin, “but our comic book heroes of today such as Clark Kent, who becomes the Man of Steel, are based on pulp stories, in this case Doc Savage, where Clark Savage becomes The Man of Bronze.”
Stories from the Golden Age contain 153 stories written by Hubbard that are being published in 80 volumes, in a wide spectrum of genres, including adventure, western, mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction and even some romance, using his own and 15 pen names.
To assist readers to experience the thrilling stories for themselves, Galaxy Press is making available for free one of five of their Golden Age Stories as either eBook or multicast audiobook, given in its entirety, complete with cinema quality sound effects, by going to http://www.goldenagestories.com/sample-stories. Stories include: the supernatural romance, “Borrowed Glory”; a military Adventure, “The Cossack”; a science fiction story, “The Dangerous Dimension”–Hubbard’s first venture into science fiction at a time that was soon to become known as the Golden Age of Science Fiction; the fantasy “The Devil’s Rescue”; and a humorous western, “The Ghost Town Gun-Ghost.”
For more information about the Stories from the Golden Age, go to http://www.goldenagestories.com.