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FEAR by  L. Ron Hubbard - Paperback - First Printing - First Thus - 1957 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and


by Hubbard, L. Ron

Condition: Very Good

New York: Galaxy Publishing, 1957. 128 pp. Galaxy Science Fiction Novel Number 29. Edge and corner wear with a crease on the front hinge and faint crease on the spine; initialled by a previous owner on the bottom of the final page, which is an order form for back issues of Galaxy; no other interior markings. Cover art by Leo and Diane Dillon. Prior to inventing Dianetics and inspiring The Church of Scientology, when L. Ron Hubbard was first writing science fiction, he sat in a bar with fellow science fiction writer, A. E. van Vogt, and said, "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." He certainly proved that statement to be true. Scientologists everywhere deny that Hubbard ever said any such thing, of course. Lloyd Eshbach was another one of the authors to whom L. Ron Hubbard expressed his desire for money. In 1949, he told Eshbach, "I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is." About this particular story, Hubbard said, "There is one thing which I wish the reader could keep in mind throughout, and that is: this story is wholly logical, for all that will appear to the contrary. It is not a very nice story, nor should it be read alone at midnight - for it is true that any man might have the following happen to him. Even you, today, might lose four hours from your life and follow, then, in the course of James Lowry." Hours - and a hat - were missing from James Lowry's life. If he didn't find them, he would bo mad. And if he did, he would die.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon. 12mo.

In Hubbard's Fear , we meet Professor James Lowry, who does not believe in anything supernatural...until one evening when his hat disappears and he suddenly couldn't remember the last four hours of his life. Now his quiet  town is changing...and it has to do with him and his forgotten time.

  • Bookseller: W. Fraser Sandercombe CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 211040
  • Title: FEAR
  • Author: Hubbard, L. Ron
  • Illustrator: Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: First Printing - First Thus
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Galaxy Publishing
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1957
  • Keywords: mission earth; jan palmer; aliens; dianetics; scientology; mental health; dreaming;
  • Subjects: FICTION / Science Fiction / General;
  • Size: 12mo


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