Book publisher Galaxy Press has released a new edition of the classic pulp-era western “Cattle King For a Day” by New York Times best selling author L. Ron Hubbard. Part of the “Stories from the Golden Age” series, these reissues feature original pulp artwork and illustrations.
Hollywood CA – January 7, 2011 (via PressReleasePivot.com) — Cattle King for a Day is the fifth western released in the famed Stories from the Golden Age classic pulp reprints, and the 31st title overall in the series. The Stories from the Golden Age series is reprinting 153 of L. Ron Hubbard’s stories in 80 volumes using original pulp artwork and illustrations. The series is being simultaneously released as unabridged, multi-cast audio books with original music and sound effects. The audio books are state-of-the-art productions that capture the feel of classic radio dramas from the ’30s and ’40s.
Originally published in 1937, Cattle King for a Day ( http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com/western/cattlekingforaday ) tells the story of Chinook Shannon, who is seeking the true identity of the man who killed his grandfather, and is now after his ranch. L. Ron Hubbard’s prolific career as a writer spanned fifty years and included stories in every popular genre. In addition to his westerns, he published air adventure, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, sea adventure and crime thrillers. During his lifetime, Hubbard was immensely popular. His action-packed stories were noted for their fast pace, sharp dialogue, and memorable characters.
Previously released westerns – Branded Outlaw, Under the Diehard Brand, Six-Gun Caballero, and The Baron of Coyote River – have proven equally popular with modern readers. Cattle King for a Day includes the bonus story Come and Get It. Of the 80 volumes in the Stories from the Golden Age series, 15 will be westerns. With bonus stories included in several volumes, 34 of L. Ron Hubbard’s Golden Age westerns will be reprinted for the first time since their original appearance over sixty years ago.
The western was a mainstay of pulp magazines during the ’30s and ’40s. ( http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com/westernpulps ) During this period, it is estimated that over 30 million people read pulp magazines every month. Finding the stories memorable, pulp fans often collected the magazines, which helped preserve this vital part of American culture. Today, the Library of Congress houses an L. Ron Hubbard pulp collection. The Head of the Rare Books Collection has noted: “You look at the L. Ron Hubbard collection, an author who spoke with a very popular imagination, in terms of science fiction in particular, really shaping that field, and you see this pristine collection where you can see the enormity of his literature.”
Considered by many to be the quintessential American genre, westerns remain as popular as ever. A revival of interest in L. Ron Hubbard’s Stories From the Golden Age has helped rekindle interest not only in the western, but in the pulp era itself. These vital stories represent an age of swashbuckling excitement that remains unsurpassed in literary history. L. Ron Hubbard’s swift tales of derring-do and unbound thrills are at the forefront of a pulp revival that shows no sign of ending.
L. Ron Hubbard’s Stories from the Golden Age are being released monthly by Galaxy Press. Titles are available in eBook, paperback, and audio book formats and can be ordered from the Stories from the Golden Age website, http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com from retail book outlets, and on Amazon.com.
About Stories From the Golden Age:
Stories From the Golden Age is a line of 80 books and multi-cast, unabridged audio books, featuring 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 1940s in any of the several popular genres of the day – mystery, thriller, adventure, science fiction, fantasy and western – with tales appropriate for all ages from middle school and up. The cover art for the complete available library is displayed in the iBookstore and purchasing is a breeze on the new iPad. The eBooks are also available at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and on the Stories from the Golden Age website at http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com
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