Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
L. Ron Hubbard wrote fantasy, science fiction
It is the birthday of pulp fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911), who wrote for sci-fi and fantasy magazines in the 1930s. Hubbard also wrote romances, westerns, adventures, travel, and mysteries. His first full-length novel was Buckskin Brigades (1937). Hubbard also wrote Slaves of Sleep (1939), The Ultimate Adventure (1939), Final Blackout (1940), Death's Deputy (1948), The Kingslayer (1949), Typewriter in the Sky (1951), and Ole Doc Methuselah (1953). His 10-volume Mission Earth series (1985-1987) tells the story of a CIA agent on the planet Voltar who exposes a plot by aliens to conquer Earth to use it as a base for invasion of the rest of the universe. The Voltar Confederacy sends a mission to Earth to prevent earthlings from destroying their own planet through pollution before it can be conquered. Hubbard also created the controversial Scientology religious movement.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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