Synopses & Reviews
"He wrote Westerns, swashbucklers, air adventure, mysteries, espionage thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, tales of the Orient, sea tales, and even Yukon tales in the tradition of Jack London." — Antique Trader
“Hubbard was one of the great pulp writers.” —Publishers Weekly
"L. Ron Hubbard was a master storyteller and a major literary figure in the 'Golden Age' of pulp magazine publishing.... A master author in all of the diverse and varied action-adventure genres, these three newly reprinted titles will be especially welcome by those already familiar with Hubbard's work -- and serve as an admirable and highly recommended introduction for those new to the 'Golden Age' of pulp magazine fiction!" —The Midwest Book Review
“Hubbard wrote adventure, westerns, thrillers, and crime-espionage as well as sf—and they reveal both the range and quality of the author’s work…. Even a sampling of Galaxy’s catalog makes it clear that pulp-fiction devotees need to put Hubbard’s works on their must-read lists.” —Booklist
Heroes, honor and impossible odds. American pilot John Hampton is an in-between—he stands for nothing definite, cares about nothing, and knows nothing he wants.
Owing allegiance to no nation, Hampton hires himself on as a pilot in the midst of China's civil war. On one side is Chiang Kai-shek and, on the other, the army of Mao Tse-tung—for whom he now works.
But after his gunner is killed in a dogfight, Hampton's once devil-may-care attitude starts to change. When he rescues a captain with dispatches vital to the Chinese cause, Hampton is told the tale of the Red Pagoda, a lesson of life-and-death choices. Hampton's education proves pivotal—with an immense and deciding battle set to unfold, its outcome strangely lies in his hands. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORIES "THE CRATE KILLER" AND "WINGS OVER ETHIOPIA"
"Highly recommended for aviation action/adventure pulp fiction." —Midwest Book Review
It is one of the greatest conflicts—and a pivotal turning point—in history…the Chinese civil war. The outcome is in the hands of one American pilot, John Hampton, a man who, like Bogart in Casablanca, couldn’t care less… But just as this is a critical moment in time, so, too, is it about to become a defining moment in Hampton’s life. What is it that makes him see that there are things, other than money, that are worth fighting—and maybe even dying—for? The surprising answers spur him to undertake the ultimate mission in Red Death Over China.
"Highly recommended for aviation action/adventure pulp fiction."—Midwest Book Review
About the Author
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.