Hubbard fiction still being peddled, now by comparing it to Dune and Foundation.
These guys will try to cash in on anything. Because these two sci-fi classics are currently getting buzz because of new screen adaptations (though i must say every review I have seen of Asimov’s Foundation indicates it bears little resemblance to the books) the hustlers at Galaxy Press are trying to make it seem as though Battlefield Earth is in the same league. After all, it too was turned into a film, and what a magnificent disaster that was, memorialized in numerous “worst films of all time” lists.
I wonder how many people realize that the revenue generated by Galaxy Press/Author Services channels directly into the coffers of Church of Spiritual Technology, the organization that preserves Hubbard’s most important mostly-fiction works for eternity etched onto steel plates blah blah blah in nuclear bomb-proof tunnels (as you see above, courtesy of Tony Ortega’s blog). This is why Galaxy Press continues to exist. It’s not because there are some individuals who are making a living out of it. John Goodwin and the rest of the “Galaxy Press” staff are Sea Org members. They don’t earn anything.
Hubbard also made clear that scientologists should promote his fiction works because increasing his name recognition would result in more people being lured into the real money-making operation of his mostly-fiction works (Dianetics and Scientology). This is, as everything Hubbard ever said, an absolute fact.
Wonder if the people who get on board with their Writer’s and Illustrators of the Future and the people they schmooze at these Comic/Dragon/Whatever/Cons ever wake up to these facts?