L Ron Hubbard Bibliography Definition

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (13 March1911 – 24 January1986) was an American science fiction author. He developed Dianetics and founded Scientology. He was the father of Ron DeWolfe.

Quotes[edit]

  • Living is a pretty grim joke, but a joke just the same. The entire function of man is to survive. The outermost limit of endeavour is creative work. Anything less is too close to simple survival until death happens along. So I am engaged in striving to maintain equilibrium sufficient to at least realize survival in a way to astound the gods. I turned the thing up so it's up to me to survive in a big way . . . Foolishly perhaps, but determined none the less, I have high hopes of smashing my name into history so violently that it will take a legendary form even if all books are destroyed.
  • God was feeling sardonic the day He created the Universe. So it's rather up to at least one man every few centuries to pop up and come just as close to making him swallow his laughter as possible.
    • A letter to his wife Polly (October 1938), quoted in Bare-faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (1987), p. 81.
  • You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.
    • Response to a question from the audience during a meeting of the Eastern Science Fiction Association on (7 November 1948), as quoted in a 1994 affidavit by Sam Moskowitz.
    • This statement is similar or identical to several statements Hubbard is reported to have made to various individuals or groups in the 1940s. Variants include:
      • The incident is stamped indelibly in my mind because of one statement that Ron Hubbard made. What led him to say what he did I can't recall — but in so many words Hubbard said: "I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is!"
      • Y'know, we're all wasting our time writing this hack science fiction! You wanta make real money, you gotta start a religion!
        • As reported to Mike Jittlov by Theodore Sturgeon as a statement Hubbard made while at the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society clubhouse in the 1940s.
      • Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be start his own religion.
        • As quoted in the Los Angeles Times (27 August 1978)
      • Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.
        • As quoted in the article "Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult" by Eugene H. Methvin. Reader's Digest (May 1980).
      • I always knew he was exceedingly anxious to hit big money — he used to say he thought the best way to do it would be to start a cult.
        • Sam Merwin, Editor of Thrilling Science Fiction magazine Winter of 1946-47; quoted in Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (1987) by Russell Miller
      • Whenever he was talking about being hard up he often used to say that he thought the easiest way to make money would be to start a religion.
        • Neison Himmel, briefly a roommate of Hubbard in Pasadena during the fall of 1945, in a 1986 interview, quoted in Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (1987) by Russell Miller.
  • Benzedrine often helps a case run.
    • "The Intensive Processing Procedure" (1950); "Run a case" = administer Dianetics or Scientology procedures to someone.
  • Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation (atomic bomb) burns.
  • It was my responsibility that this world got itself an atom bomb, because there were only a handful of nuclear physicists in the thirties — only a handful. And we were all beating the desk and saying "How wonderful it will be if we discover atomic fission."
  • You are only three or four hours from taking your glasses off for keeps.
    • "Eyesight and glasses" in Dianetic Auditor's Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 7, (January 1952).
  • THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.
    • Lecture: "Off the Time Track" (June 1952) as quoted in Journal of Scientology issue 18-G, reprinted in Technical Volumes of Dianetics & Scientology Vol. 1, p. 418.
  • Rate of change is this mathematics known as Calculus. … Now I hope you understand this, because I've never been able to make head nor tail of it. It must be some sort of a Black Magic operation, started out by the Luce cult — some immoral people who are operating up in New York City, Rockefeller Plaza — been thoroughly condemned by the whole society. Anyway, their rate-of-change theory — I've never seen any use for that mathematics, by the way — I love that mathematics, because it — I asked an engineer, one time, who was in his 6th year of engineering, if he'd ever used Calculus, and he told me yeah, once, once I did, he said. When did you use it? And he said I used it once. Let me see, what did you use it on? Oh yeah. Something on the rate-of-change of steam particles in boilers. And then we went out and tested it and found the answer was wrong.
  • This is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk, the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By its use the thousand abilities Man has sought to recover become his once more.
    • On Scientology in Scientology: A History Of Man (1952).
  • Of all the ills of man which can be successfully processed by Scientology, arthritis ranks near the top. In skilled hands, this ailment, though misunderstood and dreaded in the past, already has begun to become history. Twenty-five hours of Scientology by an auditor who fairly understands how to process arthritis can be said to produce an invariable alleviation of the condition. Some cases, even severe ones, have responded in as little as two hours of processing, according to reports from auditors in the field.
    • Journal of Scientology Issue 1-G, (1952).
  • Here on Earth there was undoubtedly a Christ. One of the reasons he swept in so suddenly and he would go forward so hard is, he had a good assist in back of him in terms of an implant.
    • Philadelphia Doctorate Courses, lecture 24 (1952).
  • Leukemia is evidently psychosomatic in origin and at least eight cases of leukemia had been treated successfully by Dianetics after medicine had traditionally given up. The source of leukemia has been reported to be an engram containing the phrase 'It turns my blood to water.'
    • Journal of Scientology Issue 15-G (1953).
  • there is no war not based on lies,
    there is no infamy alive without
    its kindred kin, deceit.
    • "There Is No Compromise With Truth" ( a poem written in 1953 or 1954).
  • You are a spirit, then,
    you Man, and not a Man
    at all.
    You are a spirit and you dwell
    within the guts of mortal beast.
    • "There Is No Compromise With Truth" ( a poem written in 1953 or 1954).
  • You are a spirit, then
    a god,
    full capable
    of making space
    and energy and time
    and all things well.
    And there you crouch, forgotten
    to yourself and hidden from
    the eyes of all
    pretending there to be
    a beast
    that walks and eats and dies.
    • "There Is No Compromise With Truth" ( a poem written in 1953 or 1954).
  • Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.
    • The Creation Of Human Ability (1954).
  • The one impulse in man which cannot be erased is his impulse toward freedom, his impulse toward sanity, toward higher levels of attainment in all of his endeavors.
  • The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.
    • A Manual on the Dissemination of Material (1955).
  • You can get a much better fee — I tell you as auditors quite frankly — it's much easier to get a great deal of money out of somebody who's on a down spiral into becoming MEST than it is to get money out of somebody who is going on an up spiral toward becoming theta.
    • "Philadelphia Doctorate Course" #15 (1952).
  • There are conditions worse than being unable to see, and that is imagining one sees.
    • Lecture, Scientology and Effective Knowledge (15 July 1957).
  • When we need somebody haunted we investigate … When we investigate we do so noisily always.
    • Manual Of Justice (1959).
  • People attack Scientology, I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organizations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear.
    • Manual Of Justice (1959).
  • So we listen. We add up associations of people with people. When a push against Scientology starts somewhere, we go over the people involved and weed them out. Push vanishes.
    • Manual Of Justice (1959).
  • Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer! If anybody is getting a cancerous activity in the lung, the probabilities are that it's radiation dosage coupled with the fact that he smokes. And what it does is start to run out the radiation dosage, don't you see.
    • Saint Hill Special Briefing Course 35 (19 July 1961).
  • The subject of philosophy is very ancient. The word means: "The love, study or pursuit of wisdom, or of knowledge of things and their causes, whether theoretical or practical."
    All we know of science or of religion comes from philosophy. It lies behind and above all other knowledge we have or use.
  • I have lived no cloistered life and hold in contempt the wise man who has not lived and the scholar who will not share. There have been many wiser men than I, but few have traveled as much road. I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope.
  • A psychiatrist today has the power to (1) take a fancy to a woman (2) lead her to take wild treatment as a joke (3) drug and shock her to temporary insanity (4) incarnate [sic] her (5) use her sexually (6) sterilize her to prevent conception (7) kill her by a brain operation to prevent disclosure. And all with no fear of reprisal. Yet it is rape and murder… We want at least one bad mark on every psychiatrist in England, a murder, an assault, or a rape or more than one… This is Project Psychiatry. We will remove them.
    • Confidential memo "Project Psychiatry" (22 February 1966).
  • It is all very well to sit back and hope for "the best in this best of all possible worlds" but it's the course of personal and national suicide.
    Unless there is a vast alteration in man's civilization as it stumbles along today, man will not be here very long and none of us.
    Times must change.
  • Man is sick and nations have gone mad.
    You would not even tolerate for one moment the conduct in an individual that is commonplace in the acts of some nations. You would lock up such a person.
    • "Times Must Change" in Ability # 179 (20 March 1966).
  • In all the broad Universe there is no other hope for Man than ourselves.
  • I'm drinking lots of rum and popping pinks and greys.
  • Certainty, not data, is knowledge.
  • Anyway, Everyman is then shown to have been crucified so don't think that it's an accident that this crucifixion, they found out that this applied. Somebody somewhere on this planet, back about 600 BC, found some pieces of R6, and I don't know how they found it, either by watching madmen or something, but since that time they have used it and it became what is known as Christianity. The man on the Cross. There was no Christ. But the man on the cross is shown as Everyman. So of course each person seeing a crucified man, has an immediate feeling of sympathy for this man. Therefore you get many PCs who says they are Christ. Now, there's two reasons for that, one is the Roman Empire was prone to crucify people, so a person can have been crucified, but in R6 he is shown as crucified.
    • "Assists" lecture, #10 in the confidential Class VIII series of lectures (3 October 1968).
  • Our organizations are friendly. They are only here to help you.
    • "Dianetic Contract" (23 May 1969).
  • I set out to try to help my fellow man and to do what little I could to make the world a better place.
  • Advanced Courses are the most valuable service on the planet. Life insurance, houses, cars, stocks, bonds, college savings, all are transitory and impermanent … There is nothing to compare with Advanced Courses. They are infinitely valuable and transcend time itself.
    • On his Operating Thetan Courses, in Flag Mission Order 375 (1970).
  • Despite the amount of suffering, pain, misery, sorrow and travail which can exist in life, the reason for existence is the same reason as one has to play a game — interest, contest, activity and possession. The truth of this assertion is established by an observation of the elements of games and then applying these elements to life itself.
    • Scientology : The Fundamentals of Thought (1973).
  • That stupid fucking kid! That stupid fucking kid! Look what he's done to me!
    • After learning of his son Quentin Hubbard's suicide attempt in 1976, as quoted in Bare-Faced Messiah : The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (1987), p. 344; Quentin died a couple of weeks later, without ever regaining consciousness.
  • Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability and to produce immortality.
    • Dianetics And Scientology Technical Dictionary (1975); 1987 edition, p. 370.
  • "Man," said Terl, "is an endangered species."
    • Battlefield Earth (1982) Ch 1.
  • Scientology means scio, knowing in the fullest sense of the word, and logos, study. In itself the word means knowing how to know. Scientology is a 'route,' a way, rather than a dissertation or assertive body of knowledge. Through its drills and studies one may find the truth for himself. The technology is therefore not expounded as something to believe, but something to do.
    • The Basic Dictionary of Dianetics and Scientology (1988), p. 34.
  • Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.
    • A New Slant on Life (1998).
  • To be happy, one only must be able to confront, which is to say, experience, those things that are. Unhappiness is only this: the inability to confront that which is.
    • A New Slant on Life (1998).
  • On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth.
    • A New Slant on Life (1998).

Dianetics : The Modern Science of Mental Health (1950)[edit]

  • The creation of Dianetics is a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his inventions of the wheel and the arch." Opening line.
  • A large proportion of allegedly feeble-minded children are actually attempted abortion cases . . . However many billions America spends yearly on institutions for the insane and jails for the criminals are spent primarily because of attempted abortions done by some sex-blocked mother to whom children are a curse, not a blessing of God . . . All these things are scientific facts, tested and rechecked and tested again.
  • Arthritis vanishes, myopia gets better, heart illness decreases, asthma disappears, stomachs function properly and the whole catalog of illnesses goes away and stays away.
  • Dianetics is not in any way covered by legislation anywhere, for no law can prevent one man sitting down and telling another man his troubles, and if anyone wants a monopoly on dianetics, be assured that he wants it for reasons which have to do not with dianetics but with profit.
  • There is no national problem in the world today, which cannot be resolved by reason alone.

Science of Survival (1951)[edit]

  • In any event, any person from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind, because by abusing those rights he brings into being arduous and strenuous laws which are oppressive to those who need no such restraints.
    • The "Tone Scale" is Scientology's measure of mental and spiritual health; p. 145.
  • Unfortunately, it is all too often true that suppressors to a creative action must be removed before construction and creation takes place. Any person very high on the Tone Scale may level destruction toward a suppressor.
  • There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the Tone Scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow.
  • The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the Tone Scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered.
  • A Venezuelan dictator once decided to stop leprosy. He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars. By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the beggars in Venezuela an end was put to leprosy in that country.

Unplaced by chapter or page:

  • Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind. Individuals, and not masses, form the culture of the race.
  • Unethical conduct is actually the conduct of destruction and fear; lies are told because one is afraid of the consequences should one tell the truth; thus, the liar is inevitably a coward, the coward is inevitably a liar.
  • No civilization can progress to the stability of continuous survival without certain and sure command of knowledge such as that contained in Dianetics. For Dianetics, skillfully used, can do exactly what it claims. It can, in the realm of the individual, prevent or alleviate insanity, neurosis, compulsions and obsessions and it can bring about physical well-being, removing the basic cause of some 70% of man's illnesses. It can, in the field of the family, bring about better accord and harmony. It can, in the field of nations or smaller groups such as those of industry, improve management to a point where these pitifully inadequate ideologies, for which men fight and die with such frightening earnestness, can be laid aside in favor of a workable technology.

Scientology Bulletins[edit]

  • Despite the amount of suffering, pain, misery, sorrow and travail which can exist in life, the reason for existence is the same reason as one has to play a game — interest, contest, activity and possession. The truth of this assertion is established by an observation of the elements of games and then applying these elements to life itself.
    • "The Reason Why" (15 May 1956).
  • You won't always be here. But before you go, whisper this to your sons and their sons "The work was free. Keep it so."
    • "Scientology: Clear Procedure - Issue One" (December 1957).
  • Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free — he is in his own trap.
    • "Honest People Have Rights, Too" (8 February 1960).
  • All mankind lives and each man strives by codes of conduct mutually agreed. Perhaps these codes are good, perhaps they're bad, it's only evident they're codes. Mores bind the race. Co-action then occurs. Thought and motion in accord. A oneness then of purpose and survival so results. But now against that code there is transgression. And so because the code was held, whatever code it was, and man sought comfort in man's company, he held back his deed and so entered then the bourne in which no being laughs or has a freedom in his heart.
    • "Clean Hands Make a Happy Life" (5 October 1961).
  • Now, get this as a technical fact, not a hopeful idea. Every time we have investigated the background of a critic of Scientology, we have found crimes for which that person or group could be imprisoned under existing law. We do not find critics of Scientology who do not have criminal pasts.
    • "Critics of Scientology" (5 November 1967).
  • The alleviation of the condition of insanity has also been accomplished now…
    • "Psychosis" (28 November 1970).
  • There's only one remedy for crime — get rid of the psychs! They are causing it!
    • "The Cause of Crime" (6 May 1982).

Scientology Policy Letters[edit]

  • If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.
    • Dept. of Govt. Affairs (15 August 1960).
  • We're playing for blood, the stake is EARTH.
  • There is no more ethical group on this planet than ourselves.
  • When somebody enrolls, consider he or she has joined up for the duration of the universe — never permit an "open-minded" approach... If they enrolled, they're aboard, and if they're aboard they're here on the same terms as the rest of us — win or die in the attempt. Never let them be half minded about being Scientologists. … When Mrs. Pattycake comes to us to be taught, turn that wandering doubt in her eye into a fixed, dedicated glare. … The proper instruction attitude is, "We'd rather have you dead than incapable."
  • We're not playing some minor game in Scientology. It isn't cute or something to do for lack of something better. The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology.
  • A political system seeking to function amongst ignorant, illiterate and barbaric people could have marvelous principles but could only succeed in being ignorant, illiterate and barbaric unless one addressed the people one by one and cured the ignorance, illiteracy and barbarism of each citizen.
  • A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable.
    • "Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists" (1 March 1965).
  • This is the correct procedure: Spot who is attacking us. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don't ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.
    • "Attacks on Scientology" (25 February 1966).
  • When you move off a point of power, pay all your obligations on the nail, empower all your friends completely and move off with your pockets full of artillery, potential blackmail on every erstwhile rival, unlimited funds in your private account and the addresses of experienced assassins and go live in Bulgravia and bribe the police.
    • "The Responsibilities of Leaders" (12 February 1967) (Bulgravia is an acronym of BULgaria, GReece, Albania and YugoslaVIA].
  • ENEMY: SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.
    • "Penalties for Lower Conditions" (18 October 1967).
  • The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease. FAIR GAME may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public relations.
    This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP.
    • "Cancellation of Fair Game" (21 October 1968).
  • The names and connections, at this time, of the bitterly opposing enemy are: 1. Psychiatry and psychology (not medicine). 2. The heads of news media who are also directors of psychiatric front groups. 3. A few key political figures in the fields of "mental health" and education. 4. A decline of monetary stability caused by the current planning of bankers who are also directors of psychiatric front organizations [that] would make us unable to function.
    • "Targets, Defense" (16 February 1969).
  • "Psychiatry" and "psychiatrist" are easily redefined to mean "an anti-social enemy of the people". This takes the kill crazy psychiatrist off the preferred list of professions … The redefinition of words is done by associating different emotions and symbols with the word than were intended...Scientologists are redefining "doctor", "Psychiatry" and "psychology" to mean "undesirable antisocial elements"...The way to redefine a word is to get the new definition repeated as often as possible. Thus it is necessary to redefine medicine, psychiatry and psychology downward and define Dianetics and Scientology upwards. This, so far as words are concerned, is the public opinion battle for belief in your definitions, and not those of the opposition. A consistent, repeated effort is the key to any success with this technique of propaganda.
    • "Propaganda by Redefinition of Words" (5 October 1971).
  • MAKE MONEY. MAKE MORE MONEY. MAKE OTHER PEOPLE PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MORE MONEY.
    • "Principles of Money Management" (9 March 1972).

Misattributed[edit]

  • There is a correlation between the creative and the screwball. So we must suffer the screwball gladly.

Quotes about Hubbard[edit]

Alphabetized by author
  • In addition to violating and abusing its own members' civil rights, the organization [Scientology] over the years with its "Fair Game" doctrine has harassed and abused those persons not in the Church whom it perceives as enemies. The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and the bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder LRH [L. Ron Hubbard]. The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background, and achievements. The writings and documents in evidence additionally reflect his egoism, greed, avarice, lust for power, and vindictiveness and aggressiveness against persons perceived by him to be disloyal or hostile. At the same time it appears that he is charismatic and highly capable of motivating, organizing, controlling, manipulating, and inspiring his adherents.
  • People mistake L. Ron Hubbard and his Scientology. They see the apparency, and not the actuality. By design. Scientology does not work as stated; but as intended. As intended by its creator L Ron Hubbard. To keep the Doorway open. To remain in the realm of the Great Beast. To feed the hunger of the Will. His Will. When he emptied the purse of man and the heart of women; it seeks onward and outward. Appetite. Forever appetite. Scientology is the snare. The passion flower. the Cloak of Lights. The glow of power. A power always wanting. Always needing. The Will never satisfied.
  • He is a fraud and has always been a fraud. … My father has always used the confidential information extracted from people during [auditing] to intimidate, threaten and coerce them to do what he wanted, which often meant getting them to give him money. My father routinely used false threats and [information from confessionals] particularly about crimes people had committed to extort money from them. … My father has always held out Scientology and auditing to be based purely on science and not on religious "belief" or faith. We regularly promised and distributed publications with "scientific guarantees". This was and has always been common practice. My father and I created a "religious front" only for tax purposes and legal protection 'from fraud Claims'. We almost always told nearly everyone that Scientology was really science, not a religion, but that the religious front was created to deal with the government.
    • Ron DeWolfe eldest son of Hubbard (born L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.), in an affadavit in Schaick v. Church of Scientology, US District Court Mass., No. 79-2491.
  • Scientology is bullshit! Man, I was there the night L. Ron Hubbard invented it, for Christ's sakes! … We were sitting around one night … who else was there? Alfred Bester, and Cyril Kornbluth, and Lester del Rey, and Ron Hubbard, who was making a penny a word, and had been for years. And he said "This bullshit's got to stop!" He says, "I gotta get money." He says, "I want to get rich". And somebody said, "why don't you invent a new religion? They're always big." We were clowning! You know, "Become Elmer Gantry! You'll make a fortune!" He says, "I'm going to do it."
    • Harlan Ellison, in "The Real Harlan Ellison" in Wings (November-December 1978), p. 32.
  • He was just Ron and I kinda liked him, mostly because he wrote well, and I never felt he took all that Scientology nonsense seriously but knew how to make a good buck, and he liked me, and... well, he was a friend who died.
  • I have a lot of respect for L. Ron Hubbard and I consider him to be a genius and perhaps less acknowledged than he ought to be.

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There are conditions worse than being unable to see, and that is imagining one sees.
Living is a pretty grim joke, but a joke just the same.
THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM.
Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.
To be happy, one only must be able to confront, which is to say, experience, those things that are. Unhappiness is only this: the inability to confront that which is.
On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth.
Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free — he is in his own trap.

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Complete works of fiction in chronological order
The main source used for this list is ‘The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard: A comprehensive bibliography’ (1994). Published works are listed by first publication date (#1-242), followed by unpublished works (#1-98) which are listed by genre. Total listed works of fiction: 340.
There are 5 additional stories listed that were published under the pseudonym of Frederick Engelhardt, but I find no confirmation by any Church of Scientology representatives. The fiction writing communities however appear to have accepted them. (see #137, 139, 140, 150 & 160 in list)
Publication information (only first published) has been included. If published under a pseudonym this is indicated ‘(as ...)’. Further screenplays, separately published poems and nonfiction are not included here.

 
Published works of fiction (1932-50)

#CoverStory title, synopsis, published (pseudonym)GenreIssued
1Tah
Twelve-year-old Tah dies in battle after an all-night forced march.
(The University Hatchet Monthly Literary Review (George Washington University), Vol. 28, No. 18, Feb. 9 1932: pp. 1-4)
Adventure1932/Feb
2Grounded
With his reputation tainted by the inadvertent death of a friend in an air incident, a Royal Air Force lieutenant redeems himself at the cost of his own life. The setting is pre-World War II China.
(The University Hatchet Monthly Literary Review (George Washington University), Vol. 28, No. 25, Apr. 5 1932: pp. 1-4)
Adventure1932/Apr
3The God Smiles
The setting is the Wai Cafe in the Chinese city of Tsingtau. Dimi, a hostess, and the man she loves, Alex Konrad, resourcefully contrive to incapacitate the local warlord and escape to Manila.
(The University Hatchet Monthly Literary Review (George Washington University), Vol. 28, No. 33, May 24, 1932)
Adventure1932/May
4Submarine
On a 72-hour liberty from his submarine, a young sailor and his girlfriend experience romance, unexpected danger, and ominous separation when he is abruptly recalled to his ship.
(The University Hatchet Monthly Literary Review (George Washington University), Vol. 29, No. 7, Nov. 1, 1932)
Romance1932/Nov
5The Green God
A U.S. Navy intelligence officer endures burial alive and ingenious tortures while searching for a missing Green Idol in pre-World War II Tientsin.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 8, No. 3, Feb. 1934: pp. 56-66)
Adventure1934/Feb
6Calling Squad Cars!
A police dispatcher suspected of helping a gang of bank robbers, vindicates himself after being dismissed.
(Phantom Detective, Vol. 5, No. 2, Apr. 1934: pp. 92-102)
Mystery/
Detective
1934/Apr
7Pearl Pirate
A nautical tale of deceit and treachery, set in the pre-World War II Coral Sea, leaves a schooner skipper in possession of two vessels and a box of black pearls.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 9, No. 3, May 1934: pp. 132-146)
Adventure1934/May
8Sea Fangs
Bob Sherman, stripped of his Venezuelan oil fields, twice imprisoned by pirates when he takes to the sea in an effort to regain his fields, is helped by a beautiful companion.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 26, No. 3, June 1934: pp. 129-160)
Adventure1934/Jun
9Dead Men Kill
Detective Terry Lane, on the trail of a series of murders, fights corpses that carry the scent of moist earth and undertaker perfumes.
(Thrilling Detective, Vol. 11, No. 2, July 1934: pp. 12-52)
Mystery/
Detective
1934/Jul
10Twenty Fathoms Down
Recovering gold and emeralds proves almost fatally dangerous for diver Hawk Ridley as he contends with a ruthless salvage crew and a girl stowaway.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 27, No. 3, Sept. 1934: pp. 9-37)
Adventure1934/Sept
11Mouthpiece
Mat Lawrence returns from building a power dam in the desert to track down the murderer of his gangster father.
(Thrilling Detective, Vol. 12, No. 1, Sept. 1934: pp. 65-73)
Mystery/
Detective
1934/Sept
12[cover missing]Maybe Because—!  (as Ken Martin)
Two old-time gunfighters, released from prison, steal $10,000, save a woman, and come face-to-face with the truth about themselves.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 26, No. 3, Sept. 1934: pp. 30-38)
Western1934/Sept
13Yellow Loot
A search for precious amber ends in a tumultuous race for freedom on the Great Wall of China.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 11, No. 2, Oct. 1934: pp. 137-145)
Adventure1934/Oct
14Hurtling Wings
With valuable air mail contracts at stake, a daredevil racing pilot contends with an unscrupulous competitor to win the National Air Meet.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 28, No. 2, Nov. 1934: pp. 8-40)
Adventure1934/Nov
15The Carnival of Death
A U.S. treasury agent, in the incognito of a carnival detective, solves a series of bizarre murders and exposes a drug ring.
(Popular Detective, Vol. 1, No. 1, Nov. 1934: pp. 118-144)
Mystery/
Detective
1934/Nov
16[cover missing]“Tooby”  (as Ken Martin)
A story of competing musical bands, veined with humor, and written in the western parlance Hubbard knew from childhood. The “Tooby” is a tuba.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 26, No. 5, Nov. 1934: pp. 78-85)
Western1934/Nov
17The Phantom Patrol
In a tale that combines air and sea themes, a drug runner and murderer almost succeeds in a scheme to disgrace a Coast Guard officer.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 1, Jan. 1935: pp. 42-73)
Adventure1935/Jan
18The Trail of the Red Diamonds  (as Lt. Jonathan Daly)
A fateful expedition into the depths of China to unearth a fabulous fortune in red diamonds involves a naval lieutenant in a dark maze of espionage, treachery and death.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 12, No. 2, Jan. 1935: pp. 74-91)
Adventure1935/Jan
19The Red Dragon
A failed scheme to kidnap “the last emperor” of China, and a set of priceless idols in a mysterious black chest, pose problems and dangers for a red-haired soldier of fortune in occupied China.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 2, Feb. 1935: pp. 10-43)
Adventure1935/Feb
20Flame City
Fire Chief Blaze Delaney, his job in jeopardy, gets help from his son to stop an epidemic of fires and bring the arsonists to justice.
(Thrilling Detective, Vol. 13, No. 3, Feb. 1935: pp. 81-94)
Mystery/
Detective
1935/Feb
21Destiny's Drum
Adventurer Phil Sheridan cleverly enlists native head-hunters to help him oust the predatory local regime.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 3, Mar. 1935: pp. 124-160)
Adventure1935/Mar
22Brass Keys to Murder  (as Michael Keith)
A navy lieutenant, accused of murder, risks his life to find the real killer and discovers the motive: the brass keys.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 30, No. 1, Apr. 1935: pp. 98-127)
Mystery/
Detective
1935/Apr
23False Cargo
An insurance company investigator combats insurance fraud, organized ship scuttlings, and the apparent death of his best friend to bring criminals to justice.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 30, No. 2, May 1935: pp. 44-71)
Adventure1935/May
24The Squad That Never Came Back  (as Legionnaire 148)
Threatened with death, a corporal leads a group of fellow legionnaires to a lost treasure in the Moroccan desert.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 13, No. 3, May 1935: pp. 70-89)
Adventure1935/May
25The Drowned City
Two divers fight off a dangerous adversary and find lost treasure in a hidden, undersea tunnel.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 96, No. 5, May 1935: pp. 98-117)
Adventure1935/May
26The Cossack
A final confrontation between Colonel Komroff and the woman he had spurned in pre-revolutionary Russia ends in death for both.
(New Mystery Adventures, Vol. 1, No. 3, May-June 1935: pp. 36-46)
Adventure1935/May-
Jun
27Man-Killers of the Air
A daredevil pilot wins an international air race, foiling a scheme to sabotage his plane.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 30, No. 3, June 1935: pp. 8-39)
Adventure1935/Jun
28Hostage to Death
The Foreign Legion exacts full pay for an officer's mistake by sending him into “Suicide Section”—the Intelligence Service. And so Bill Reilly goes into enemy country as a renegade, a derelict of the Legion.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 31, No. 1, July 1935: pp. 38-67)
Adventure1935/Jul
29Hell's Legionnaire  (as Capt. L. Ron Hubbard)
An American deserter from the French Foreign Legion, fleeing undeserved punishment, rescues a young woman from torture.
(New Mystery Adventures, Vol. 1, No. 4, July 1935: pp. 46-54)
Adventure1935/Jul
30[cover missing]Plans for the Boy  (as Ken Martin)
The son of a rancher saves his father's spread from a mesa fire set by enemies, and dramatically changes his own future.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 28, No. 1, July 1935: pp. 23-31)
Adventure1935/Jul
31The Contraband Crate
In the guise of an army pilot, a U.S. naval intelligence officer contrives to have himself seized by the Japanese, photographs a military installation, and escapes.
(Sky Birds Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 1, Aug. 1935: pp. 41-49)
Adventure1935/Aug
32Under the Black Ensign
A rousing swashbuckler romance—set in the Caribbean of the 17th century—that blends piracy, British men-of-war, a girl of aristocratic birth disguised as a boy, and an officer unjustly stripped of rank.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 31, No. 2, Aug. 1935: pp. 74-103)
Adventure1935/Aug
33Yukon Madness  (as Capt. L. Ron Hubbard)
Though wounded, Mounty Tom McKenna uses a ruse to vanquish the rampaging Itauk the Madman, and then leaves him to the wolves.
(New Mystery Adventures, Vol. 1, No. 5, Aug. 1935: pp. 46-54)
Adventure1935/Aug
34[cover missing]The Bad One  (as Ken Martin)
Thousands of pounds of angry bull—called “Old Renegade” with careful affection—comes to the assistance of a beleaguered ranch hand with his back to the wall.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 28, No. 3, Sept. 1935: pp. 37-45)
Western1935/Sept
35Buckley Plays a Hunch  (as Bernard Hubbel)
Jim Buckley, looking for members of a lost expedition, finds three madmen on an island in the Pacific.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 97, No. 3, Sept 1935: pp. 126-138)
Adventure1935/Sept
36Medals for Mahoney  (as Ken Martin)
Mahoney and a native medicine man collaborate to thwart a murderous plot to defraud the trading company.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 97, No. 3, Sept. 1935: pp. 36-45)
Adventure1935/Sept
37The Sky Devil
Exhausted, wounded and almost out of gas, an adventuring pilot lands his plane at a Sahara oasis, where he uses his cunning—and gasoline—to outwit a dangerous opponent and marry the local king's daughter.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 97, No. 3, Sept. 1935: pp. 54-77)
Adventure1935/Sept
38He Walked to War
Tired of walking, E. Z. Go transfers from Marine signalman to airplane gunner, only to find himself walking, once again, through the Nicaraguan underbrush.
(Adventure, Vol. 93, No. 5, Oct. 1, 1935: pp. 105-115)
Adventure1935/Oct
39Murder Afloat
With killers and thieves free to commit murder and rapine on the S. S. Cubana, an ace government operative sets out with singlehanded boldness to end their reign of terror.
(Star Detective Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1935: pp. 42-55)
Mystery/
Detective
1935/Oct
40Forbidden Gold
A dead man's hatred challenging him to accomplish the apparently impossible, an adventurer-aviator braves the perils of the Yucatan jungle to find a missing gold nugget and inherit a fortune.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 32, No. 1, Oct. 1935: pp. 94-126)
Adventure1935/Oct
41Wind-Gone-Mad
Strongly defined tale of a madman's plan to wipe out an entire province in pre-war China and how it is thwarted by the man they call “Feng-Feng”—the Chinese word for hurricane or “Wind-Gone-Mad.”
(Top-Notch, Vol. 97, No. 4, Oct. 1935: pp. 20-43)
Adventure1935/Oct
42Five Mex for a Million
An outcast in pre-war Peiping (Peking), with a price on his head for murder, Captain Royal Sterling buys a mysterious black chest whose contents surprise and dazzle him.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 97, No. 5, Nov. 1935: pp. 10-33)
Adventure1935/Nov
43The Adventure of “X”  (as Ken Martin)
An ex-U.S. Army lieutenant, now a French Legionnaire, nearly succumbs to a Tuareg ruse, then leads his fellow legionnaires against them.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 97, No. 5, Nov. 1935: pp. 96-115)
Adventure1935/Nov
44The Black Sultan
American Eddie Moran saves the life of the true “Sultan of the Black City,” then helps him depose the man—the “Black Sultan”—who has usurped the throne.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 15, No. 3, Nov. 1935: pp. 12-42)
Adventure1935/Nov
45[cover missing]Catapult Courage  (as Ken Martin)
Despite repeated attempts to kill him, an airmail pilot flies a secret code to New York, thwarting a plot to blow up the Panama Canal.
(Bill Barnes Air Trails, Vol. 5, No. 2, Nov. 1935: pp. 24+)
Adventure1935/Nov
46The Barbarians
Captain Jack Harvey of the Legion beheads the Berber tribal chief, avenging his comrade's equally violent death, then comes to a new, philosophically clearer view of the nature of war.
(Dime Adventure Magazine, Vol. I,No. 5, Dec. 1935: pp. 38-48)
Adventure1935/Dec
47Machine Gun 21,000
Blake loses machine gun number 21,000, then, facing court martial, finds the man who stole it and quells a mutiny.
(Dynamic Adventure, Vol. 1, No. 3, Dec. 1935: pp. 90-100)
Adventure1935/Dec
48Trick Soldier
The officer they called the “trick soldier”—long on drill and routine and short on courage—and the recruit who has physically bullied him, meet under fire 10 years later, and reverse their roles.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 98, No. 1, Jan. 1936: pp. 26-38)
Adventure1936/Jan
49The Sky-Crasher
Despite his well-earned nickname, Caution Jones finally risks the hazards of a breathtaking around-the-world flight while a rival airline desperately tries to sabotage his every move.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 33, No. 1, Jan.1936: pp. 68-89)
Adventure1936/Jan
50Starch and Stripes
A marine captain ensnares a dangerous rebel leader, and saves his camp and his men from congressional disapproval.
(Dime Adventure Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 6, Jan. 1936: pp. 36-47)
Adventure1936/Jan
51Red Sand  (as Kurt von Rachen)
Hubbard deftly blends genres—adventure and mystery/detective—in this tale of the Foreign Legion, a desert ambush, a phantom gunner and an ex-Chicago detective who solves the mystery.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 98, No. 2, Feb. 1936: pp. 107-116)
Adventure1936/Feb
52The Price of a Hat
A fur hat with a secret message stitched into its hatband costs the lives of six men in a belated effort to save the lives of Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar, and his family.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 17, No. 1, Mar. 1936: pp. 63-69)
Adventure1936/Mar
53[cover missing]Raiders of the Beam  (as Ken Martin)
An attempt to hijack a commercial airliner “riding the beam” through zero visibility is resourcefully thwarted by the co-pilot.
(Bill Barnes Air Trails, Vol. 5, No. 6, Mar. 1936: pp. 22+)
Adventure1936/Mar
54The Blow Torch Murder
A cleverly devised murder—that appears to have been committed with a blow torch—is solved by a homicide detective.
(Detective Fiction Weekly, Vol. 100, No. 5, Mar. 14, 1936: pp. 117-126)
Mystery/
Detective
1936/Mar
55Hurricane
Captain Spar, determined to find the man who contrived his imprisonment on Devil's Island, escapes from the infamous penal colony, encounters a hurricane at sea and a forbidden Caribbean castle, and discovers the identity of his betrayer.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 33, No. 3, Mar. 1936: pp. 8-39)
Adventure1936/Mar
56Spy Killer
Innocent of the murder and grand larceny that he is charged with, Kurt Boyd alights in Shanghai, where he reluctantly accepts a mission from a traitorous bandit to eliminate a spy. A series of surprising identity changes are pivotal in this tale of Japanese-occupied China.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 34, No. 1, Apr. 1936: pp. 8-37)
Adventure1936/Apr
57The Death Flyer
The Death Flyer tears through the blackness, a ghost train with Jim Bellamy aboard, trying to save the life of a girl who died in its wreckage ten years before.
(Mystery Novels Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, Apr. 1936: pp. 115-121)
Fantasy1936/Apr
58[cover missing]Marriage for Spite  (as Ken Martin)
A rancher, a beautiful neighbor who wants his land, and a preacher incognito, in one of Hubbard's purely romantic stories.
(Romantic Range Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 6, Apr. 1936: pp. 107-116)
Romance (Western)1936/Apr
59[cover missing]Horse and Horse  (as Ken Martin)
Two cowpokes break broncs, avenge a monetary wrong, and earn the money they need to buy the ranch they want.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 29, No. 5, May 1936: pp. 30-39)
Western1936/May
60They Killed Him Dead
Notorious for his case cracker thoroughness, “Careful” Cassidy changes his tactics, arresting five men for committing the same murder before finding the real cause of death.
(Detective Fiction Weekly, Vol. 101, No. 6, May 2, 1936: pp. 116-126)
Mystery/
Detective
1936/May
61Loot of the Shanung
An American reporter in China, and the heiress daughter of a missing American oil magnate, combine forces to find her father.
(Smashing Novels Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, May 1936: pp. 42-70)
Adventure1936/May
62Escape for Three
With Berber tribesmen on a rampaging killing spree, a hard-boiled trio of French Legionnaires raid the Berber camp and rescue a captive.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 18, No. 1, June 1936: pp. 95-99)
Adventure1936/Jun
63The Mad Dog Murder
An ingenious and cold-blooded plan turns a harmless Pekinese dog into an insidious agent of murder.
(Detective Fiction Weekly, Vol. 102, No. 5, June 6,1936: pp. 128-137)
Mystery/
Detective
1936/Jun
64The Grease Spot
The dangerously enterprising owner of a wrecking company finds himself a captive, at gunpoint, and needing help from the men in blue.
(Thrilling Detective, Vol. 19, No. 2, July 1936: pp. 67-76)
Mystery/
Detective
1936/Jul
65[cover missing]Leaducation  (as Ken Martin)
Two feuding ranchers test their rivalry in a spelling bee and a declamation contest, then join forces against a “wild bunch” of thieves.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 30, No. 1, July 1936: pp. 100-110)
Western1936/Jul
66Sleepy McGee  -  (1st in “Hell-Job” series)
Only the laziest civil engineer in the world can build a road through ten miles of rain-soaked jungle!
(Argosy, Vol. 265, No. 5, July 11,1936: pp. 84-95)
Adventure1936/Jul
67Don't Rush Me  -  (2nd in “Hell-Job” series)
The trench he's ordered to dig is never dug—yet Sergeant “Don't Rush Me” Marshall has to defend it from the enemy.
(Argosy, Vol. 265, No. 6, July 18, 1936: pp. 82-95)
Adventure1936/Jul
68[cover missing]The Neck Scarf  (as Ken Martin)
The story of a red neckerchief, its infinite utility on the range, and how a cowboy uses it to keep alkali dust out of his mouth, fight off bulls, and find his way out of a maze of thornbushes.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 30, No. 2, Aug. 1936: pp. 114-121)
Western1936/Aug
69The Headhunters
In the jungles of the Solomon Islands, an explorer-prospector, and a man who had mistakenly trusted a tough and treacherous renegade in the jungle, encounter head-hunters and the ploys of a desperate enemy.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 35, No. 2, Aug. 1936: pp. 8-37)
Adventure1936/Aug
70Sky Birds Dare!
A glider pilot, trying to demonstrate the value of gliders and gliding techniques in war, survives both a competitor's ruthless attempts to destroy him and engine failure in a powered aircraft.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 35, No. 3, Sept. 1936: pp. 44-71)
Adventure1936/Sept
71The Baron of Coyote River
A cowpuncher with a price on his head for murder joins forces with a mystery man of the range to bring rustlers to a harsh accounting.
(All Western Magazine, Vol. 18, Whole No. 53, Sept. 1936: pp. 58-79)
Western1936/Sept
72The Slickers
The sheriff of Cactus County learns a little about city slickers—and teaches the New York City Police a few elementary things about dealing summarily with criminals.
(Detective Fiction Weekly, Vol. 105, No. 1, Sept. 12, 1936: pp. 36-48)
Mystery/
Detective
1936/Sept
73Mr. Tidwell, Gunner
With Nelson challenging Napoleon's fleet for dominance of the Mediterranean Sea, ex-schoolmaster Tidwell calculates a grenade's trajectory, sinks a French flagship, and meets the admiral, himself.
(Adventure, Vol. 95, No. 5, Sept. 1936: pp. 97-109)
Adventure1936/Sept
74Golden Hell  (as Captain Humbert Reynolds)
Told in the first person by the man who, tortured and shackled, is condemned to work deep within the bowels of a Mongolian mine, then leads a daring escape.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 19, No. 1, Sept. 1936: pp. 40-54)
Adventure1936/Sept
75Flaming Arrows
An accused embezzler, while trying to rescue his friend and employer, fights valiantly though he knows that escape can only mean prison.
(Mystery Adventure Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, Oct. 1936: pp. 108-123)
Adventure1936/Oct
76Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead  (as Capt. Charles Gordon)
A search for the lost treasures of Baluchistan leads to an ancient tomb, murder, and the obliteration of an entire expedition. Told in the first person by the pilot of the expedition, the only man to escape alive.
(Thrilling Adventures, Vol. 19, No. 2, Oct. 1936: pp. 66-80)
Adventure1936/Oct
77Mr. Luck  -  (3rd in “Hell-Job” series)
To build a railroad in South America, “Shoot-the-Works” Kelly needs all the luck he can get. He finds it in a small boy whose singular ability to come up with money to pay the bills remains a mystery until the very end.
(Argosy, Vol. 267, No. 5, Oct. 3, 1936: pp. 58-73)
Adventure1936/Oct
78Test Pilot  -  (4th in “Hell-Job” series)
A feckless test pilot, confronted with the ultimate trial of courage, sacrifices his own life to save his younger brother.
(Argosy,Vol. 268, No. 1, Oct. 17,1936: pp. 86-98)
Adventure1936/Oct
79Deep-Sea Diver  -  (5th in “Hell-Job” series)
An unfaithful wife, a treacherous friend and unmerited jealousy bring two salvage divers close to death beneath the sea.
(Argosy, Oct. 24, 1936: pp. 72-82)
Adventure1936/Oct
80The Big Cats  -  (6th in “Hell-Job” series)
Two wild animal trainers, vying for top billing in the circus, each comes close to death under the slashing claws of the big cats.
(Argosy, Vol. 268, No. 3, Oct. 31,1936: pp. 33-45)
Adventure1936/Oct
81Black Towers to Danger
Drilling for oil in Venezuela, Murphy encounters murder, a vengeful woman, and the destruction of his rig before he uncovers the truth.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 36, No. 1, Oct. 1936: pp. 8-38)
Adventure1936/Oct
82The No-Gun Gunhawk
Forced to change clothes with a masked rider, the son of a dead gunslinger takes up the gun he disavowed, to expose a plot.
(Western Aces Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 1, Nov. 1936: pp. 103-127)
Western1936/Nov
83[cover missing]Canteens  (as Ken Martin)
A Texas Ranger trails three renegade cowhands pursuing a gold prospector and his daughter into the desert. The true protagonist, Hubbard makes clear, is the desert and water.
(Cowboy Stories, Vol. 30, No. 5, Nov. 1936: pp. 119-127)
Western1936/Nov
84River Driver  -  (7th in “Hell-Job” series)
The soft-fingered, banjo-playing son of rough and tough Christopher Plunkett gets a million dollars if he has the nerve to go into one of his father's logging camps and kill John Newcome.
(Argosy, Vol. 268, No. 4, Nov. 7, 1936: pp. 62- 73)
Adventure1936/Nov
85The Ethnologist  -  (8th in “Hell-Job” series)
Reading a musty book, or out-witching witch doctors in the midst of a fear-crazed jungle tribe is all in a day's work for a good ethnologist.
(Argosy, Vol. 269, No. 1, Nov. 28, 1936: pp. 112-122)
Adventure1936/Nov
86Fifty-Fifty O’Brien
An ex-carnival barker becomes a marine sharpshooter during a guerrilla war in Nicaragua, saves another marine's life, then has the favor returned.
(Top-Notch, Vol. 99, No. 6, Dec. 1936: pp. 42-54)
Adventure1936/Dec
87Mine Inspector  -  (9th in “Hell-Job” series)
Delaney is only a “blueprint” miner, who stays above ground, hated for his good clothes, his office, and his education. When he goes into the mine and finds dangerous gas, an encounter with his physically intimidating nemesis ends in a dramatic reversal of roles.
(Argosy, Vol. 269, No. 2, Dec. 5, 1936: pp. 52-63)
Adventure1936/Dec
88The Shooter  -  (10th in “Hell-Job” series)
Mike McGraw uses unconventional methods—“drilling” an oil well with high explosives and the unexpected help of his dog, George, to bring in a gusher.
(Argosy, Vol. 269, No. 3, Dec. 12, 1936: pp. 92-104)
Adventure1936/Dec
89While Bugles Blow!
Against a horde of fierce men of the desert, and cut off from all help, an American commandant and sixty loyal Legionnaires put up a valiant defense of their post.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 36, No. 3, Dec. 1936: pp. 116-160)
Adventure1936/Dec
90Steeplejack  -  (11th in “Hell-Job” series)
The Lanning line of nerveless steeplejacks appears to have ended with young Terry, but the physically unprepossessing youngster proves worthy of his lineage when he tackles a church steeple in a raging storm.
(Argosy, Vol. 270, No. 1, Jan. 9,1937: pp. 75-87)
Adventure1937/Jan
91Flying Trapeze  -  (12th in “Hell-Job” series)
A master of the trapeze, forced to masquerade as a prince, gives the performance of his life and quiets his critics.
(Argosy, Vol. 270, No. 3, Jan. 23, 1937: pp. 104-115)
Adventure1937/Jan
92Mountaineer  -  (13th in “Hell-Job” series)
Three mountain climbers assail the highest unscaled peak in the world, but only one achieves the goal; and he makes it to the top only with the help of the others, though it means his own death.
(Argosy, Vol. 270, No. 5, Feb. 6, 1937: pp. 56- 66)
Adventure1937/Feb
93The Bold Dare All
A sadistic taskmaster is subdued by an incognito U.S. Army lieutenant who then seeks—and finds—his father's killer.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 37, No. 2, Feb. 1937: pp. 34-61)
Adventure1937/Feb
94The Battling Pilot
An airline pilot finds his flight routine disrupted by a princess with a cause when she takes to the air with him. An aerial dog fight with a desperate antagonist, and the discovery that the “princess” is not who she pretends to be, climax the story.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 37, No. 3, Mar. 1937: pp. 90-117)
Adventure1937/Mar
95Cattle King for a Day
The real identity of the man who arranged to kill Chinook Shannon's grandfather and is trying to steal his ranch provides an ending with a jolting twist.
(All Western Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 59, Mar. 1937: pp. 8-31)
Western1937/Mar
96A Lesson in Lightning  -  (14th in “Hell-Job” series)
Blustering, brave George Potts always wanted a rugged son—but got small, pale, half-blind, stoop-shouldered physicist Horace Purdy Potts instead. Horace proves he is his father's son in the flaming hold of a Caribbean tramp steamer.
(Argosy, Vol. 271, No. 5, Mar. 20, 1937: pp. 30-49)
Adventure1937/Mar
97The Crate Killer
After parachuting nine times from airplanes coming apart around him, “Jumper” Bailey faces his tenth—and most challenging—test flight.
(War Birds Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 2, June 1937: pp. 48-55)
Adventure1937/Jun
98All Frontiers Are Jealous
An American engineer surveying the route of a railway in Africa, saves a girl from the fierce Dinkas, then takes on the tribal chief in a face-to-face encounter.
(Five Novels Monthly, Vol. 38, No. 3, June 1937: pp. 122-160)
Adventure1937/Jun
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