One Was Stubborn


      One Was Stubborn
Things are disappearing Parts of buildings, parts of people, parts of the whole world they re here today, gone tomorrow Old Shellback a character as crazy smart as Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future thinks he needs glasses But all he really has to do is open his eyes and see the light.Or so says George Smiley otherwise known as the Messiah George claims that the reason things are vanishing is because he wants them to go away He has no use for the world and so it goes Say goodbye But Old Shellback has a different idea, and since he is the most stubborn man in the universe, you might want to hear him out.What s Shellback s idea That two can play at this game While George is making this world disappear, Old Shellback will make another one appear Join him on an amazing odyssey as he heads back to a future of his own making.By the spring of 1938, Hubbard s stature as a writer was well established As author and critic Robert Silverberg puts it he had become a master of the art of narrative Hubbard s editors urged him to apply his gift for succinct characterization, original plot, deft pacing and imaginative action to a genre that was new, and essentially foreign, to him science fiction and fantasy The rest is Sci Fi history Also includes the Science Fiction adventures, A Can of Vacuum, in which a practical joke on a space station proves that a good sense of humor is timeless, and 240,000 Miles Straight Up, the thrilling story of a race to the moon and the one man who may be able to save the earth from Armageddon. Free Download One Was Stubborn [ By ] L. Ron Hubbard [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology Thereafter Hubbard oversaw the growth of the Church of Scientology into a worldwide organization Born in Tilden, Nebraska in 1911, Hubbard spent much of his childhood in Helena, Montana After his father was posted to the U.S naval base on Guam, Hubbard traveled to Asia and the South Pacific in the late 1920s In 1930, Hubbard enrolled at George Washington University to study civil engineering, but dropped out in his second year He began his career as a prolific writer of pulp fiction stories and married Margaret Polly Grubb, who shared his interest in aviation.Hubbard served briefly in the Marine Corps Reserve and was an officer in the Navy during World War II He briefly commanded two ships, but was removed from command both times The last few months of his active service were spent in a hospital, being treated for a duodenal ulcer.Hubbard returned to the United States in 1975 and went into seclusion in the California desert In 1978, a trial court in France convicted Hubbard of fraud in absentia In 1983 Hubbard was named as an unindicted co conspirator in an international information infiltration and theft project called Operation Snow White.He spent the remaining years of his life in a luxury motor home on his California property, attended to by a small group of Scientology officials including his physician In 1986, L Ron Hubbard died at age 74.

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  • Paperback
  • 129 pages
  • One Was Stubborn
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 1592123708

10 thoughts on “ One Was Stubborn

  1. says:

    Coming to us with three short stories the initial thoughts I had on the book itself were Unusual though pleasant with the addition of glossary and history of pulp fiction Like a blast from the past having a sample chapter from another book That said I ll be reviewing the stories separately and in context One was stubbornThe titular story and for obvious reasons, this one represents all that is good in pulp light reading that is succinct, engaging and simply has f...

  2. says:

    I received a free copy of this book by winning a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads.So I ve been reading several of these L Ron Hubbard Golden Age story reprints over the last year or so All in all, they re enjoyable reads Nothing to make me look back and wonder why he didn t win any literary awards or anything, but the man could spin a yarn This one is no different, except that it was the first of these little books that was Sci Fi The previous ones were mystery, adventure, western, or I received a free copy of this book by winning a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads.So I ve been reading several of these L Ron Hubbard Golden Age story reprints over the last year or so All in all, they re enjoyable reads Nothing to make me look back and wonder why he didn t win ...

  3. says:

    This is a very fun imaginative yarn conceived around a what if of Christian Science tenets of reality being an illusion and a Stubborn old coot Shellback who cussedly struggles to disagree and keep some reality intact creating one of the most imaginative stories I have read To have the physical universe or not is the question and conflict which takes the reader or listener where no one has gone before The audio performance is superb.Great entertainment Chose for yourself who to cheer for in T...

  4. says:

    I received this book for free as a part of the Good Reads First Reads program One Was Stubborn is conceived about a solitary essential belief that the actual material world is all delusion and all is mind or spirit and if that thought caught on what would take place Thi...

  5. says:

    Interesting look at a bygone era in science fiction writing Funny some intentional and some not Works originally published in the 1930 s and 40 s, these short stories provide insight into the ideas taking hold at the time Good for some laughs.I received this book for free through Goodreads.

  6. says:

    I think that this book is a good staple SCI FI I was captivated by the stories, even though they were shorter than what I would have liked Even though they were short I still was able to grasp what the characters were like.I received this book through Goodreads First Reads.

  7. says:

    This was a very dissatisfying story about a future which blinks out of existence because people stop thinking about it It s obvious that this theme would later be one of the cornerstones of Hubbard s Scientology, but it s far from satisfying as a story plot.

  8. says:

    Won in a GoodReads First reads Giveaway First to note is the quality of this production A paperback with a thick cover and folded inner flaps both front and back A matte finish, so no glare and a good illustration on the cover The pages have deckled edges and are made of a quality paper All in all, not a bad presentation This particular book is broken down thusly 3 stories from the Golden Age in Science Fiction One Was Stubborn, A Can of Vacuum, and 240,000 Miles Stright Up a Won in a GoodReads First reads Giveaway First to note is the quality of this production A paperback with a thick cover and folded inner flaps both front and back A matte finish, so no glare and a good illustration on the cover The pages have deckled edges and are made of a quality paper All in all, not a bad presentation This particular book is broken down thusly 3 stories from the Golden Age in Science Fiction One Was Stubborn, A Can of Vacuum, and 240,000 Miles Stright Up a foreword by Kevin J Anderson a preview of another story The Great Secret a Glossary that is very helpful for contemporary phrases and words that are no longer used today a brief Biography of L Ron Hubbard and lastly, a listing of all the stories within this series.One Was StubbornA confusing at times story It was also very quicka bit odd as it is the titular story It is also prefaced with an Author s Note that basically lays the groundwork that there was a man claiming to be from the future and who had w...

  9. says:

    ONE WAS STUBBORN is a collection of three short stories, the title piece plus A CAN OF VACUUM and 240,000 MILES STRAIGHT UP All three are pulp fiction stories, like the majority of what Mr Hubbard wrote, and as such should not be taken too much to heart Sit back, relax, read for a while, and then set the piece aside and forget about it There is nothing here to shake up your day The title piece is about an old man who finds the Devil trying to destroy mankind by having the latter stop ONE WAS STUBBORN is a collection of three short stories, the title piece plus A CAN OF VACUUM and 240,000 MILES STRAIGHT UP All three are pulp fiction stories, like the majority of what Mr Hubbard wrote, and as such should not be taken too much to heart Sit back, relax, read for a while, and then set the piece aside and forget about it There is nothing here to shake up your day The title piece is about an old man who finds the Devil trying to destroy mankind by having the latter stop believing in the existence of everything, inc...

  10. says:

    Excellent science fiction stories by L Ron Hubbard that reflects the golden age of pulp fiction There are three stories and one story preview Besides the great stories, there is a mini biography of the author with his thoughts on writing his stories Also included is a glossary and a bibliography of his stories The golden age of pulp fiction was the 1930s through the 1940s I am telling you this as you may think his stories are outdated As they may well be, just think of the excitement Excellent science fiction stories by L Ron Hubbard that reflects the golden age of pulp fiction There are three stories and one story preview Besides the great stories, there is a mini biography of the author with his thoug...

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