Final Blackout

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Bridge Publications, 1989 - Fiction - 184 pages
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Published for the first time in 1940 in "Astounding" magazine, "Final Blackout" "is set in a world ravaged by 30 years of war. . . [and] chronicles the rise, in England, of the charismatic leader, strategist and statesman known only as the Lieutenant" ("Publishers Weekly"). "Hubbard spins a masterful tale of suspense and nonstop action."--Harold Robbins

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Stark novel of survival and politics set in Europe after WW III in a desolate harsh environment where soldiers are in small roving bands hunting for food and shelter and using weapons patched together ... Read full review

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My reaction to reading this novel in 1998. Spoilers follow. “Introduction”, Algis Budrys -- While Budrys may be too credulous about Hubbard’s purported accomplishments, he has interesting things to ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

L. Ron Hubbard was born in Tilden, Nebraska on March 13, 1911. He attended George Washington University and Princeton University. He began his career as a writer for pulp magazines and later as a science fiction writer. His science fiction works include the Buckskin Brigades, Final Blackout, Fear, The Kingslayer, and Black Towers to Danger. His book, Dianetics, was published in 1950. He spent the next 30 years devoting himself to the development of Dianetics and Scientology. In 1954, he founded the Church of Scientology. In the 1980s, he published his final fiction works Battlefield Earth and the Mission Earth series, which won the Cosmos 2000 Award from French readers and the Nova Science Fiction Award from Italy's Perseo Libri. He died on January 24, 1986.

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