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Explore exotic new worlds in the celebrated and enduring classic of space travel on a cosmic scale, Ole Doc Methuselah mixes equal parts of vivid action, spectacle and mystery and a broad vein of humor to chronicle the voyages and exploits of Ole Doc Methuselah and his unique alien companion, Hippocrates. Ole Doc journeys through the universe as a member of the elite Soldi ...more
ebook, 255 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Galaxy Press (CA) (first published 1970)
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Althea Ann
So, the Scientologists at BEA like to interview convention-goers about their opinions on ol' Elron.

I told them, truthfully, that I'd read one of his books, thought it was godawful, and declined the opportunity to read any more.

Naturally, they wanted to know which book I'd read, and I couldn't think of the name of it right off the bat. I did however, say something to the effect of: "It featured a super-powerful Golden Age manly hero who went around saving the day."

However, even for Golden Age man
Quintessential collection of L. Ron Hubbard’s Ole Doc stories in a new trade edition with a knockout cover. A long time favorite of mine, read about Doc’s adventures with his multi-armed alien friend Hippocrates. Doc is a Soldier of Light in a galaxy far, far away. He’s incorrigible, intelligent and daring and this is classic science fiction at his best. All of these stories were originally published in the pages of Astounding Science Fiction magazine under Hubbard’s pseudonym Rene Lafayette. Th ...more
Бранимир Събев
Лафайет Роналд Хабърд е много интересна личност. От една страна е създател на сектата на сциентологията (в която членуват Джон Траволта и Том Круз) и е написал противоречивата "Дианетика: Модерна наука за душевното здраве" и такива подобни книги. От друга страна е автор на чутовните поредици "Бойно поле Земя" и "Мисия Земя", които са класика в научната фантастика и вледеняващото романче "Страх". Бях много приятно изненадан, когато се сдобих с тази книжка, за която не бях чувал. Тя не е точно ром ...more
Michael Albanese
I liked this book. it was my second finished L. Ron Hubbard book.
Ole Doc Methuselah was a Soldier of Light (#77 of 600) who traveled the spaceways with his loyal alien companion, Hippocrates, in their trusty starship, The Morgue, battling disease and injustice wherever they had taken root. Filled with humor and enthusiasm, the stories are in my opinion Hubbard's best work in the field.
Real Laplaine
This is a fun read. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Doc and his sidekick, an alien creature who shares in his adventures.
Roddy McDowell did a fine job of reading this fun old classic.
Kenneth Flusche
Excellant short stories Sci-Fie from the past
One of my favorite sci-fi stories. Loved it.
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L. Ron Hubbard was a popular pulp writer of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, mysteries and westerns during the 1930s and later founder of Dianetics and Scientology.

Known Pseudonyms:
Frederick Engelhardt
Kurt von Rachen
Rene LaFayete/Rene La Fayette/René Lafayette
Frankie Rohne
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