Anonymous asked this question on 5/2/2000:
I am a big fan of Isaac Asimov, and one of the things that sets him apart was that he wrote over three hundred books in his lifetime, both fiction and non-fiction.
I recently heard that Asimov considered Hubbard a role model when he was a young writer.
How many books did Hubbard write, fiction and non-fiction?
desertphile gave this response on 5/2/2000:
All of Hubbard's books were fiction or science fiction. He wrote about 220 pulp magazine science fiction articles, and about 40 books. Most of the books were Scientology-related, but about 12 of them were more science fiction. While Hubbard was a very, very poor writer (see my FAQ for "Battlefield Earth"), he wrote a great deal. This is common for some mentally ill people--- they just bang out huge volumes of text.
By far the vast majority of his writing was Scientology "policy letters" and "the Tech." This includes all of the pre-clear material, post-clear (Operating Thetan) material, NOTs material, and "Rundowns" such as the "purif" and "introspection." He also wrote a manual on how to brainwash people.
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Anonymous rated this answer a 1.
If you don't like Hubbard, why bother being a self-appointed expert? What a jerk.