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OLE Doc Methuselah

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  174 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
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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Martin Doych
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Книгата е сборник от разкази, посветени на доктор Матусал (и неговия роб - Хипократ). Приятна и неангажираща фантастика, в която хуморът е поне толкова, колкото и действието. Нещо като юношеска версия на поредицата "Мисия Земя".
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
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Althea Ann
Jun 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dave Nichols
Really eye opening to see how sci fi written in the 1940's. Surprisingly naïve in his approach to human interactions. It was also funny to see there was a Martian, and he pined for his canals of home. It looks like I first started reading sci fi about 1952.
Сибин Майналовски
Слабичко. Или поне не е моята бира.
Brock Deskins
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got started on my L. Ron kick with Battlefield Earth, which led to this. Not a bad read.
Steve Joyce
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ole Doc Methuselah ****
Her Majesty's Aberration ***
The Expensive Slaves ***
The Great Air Monopoly *****
Plague *****
A Sound Investment ****
Ole Mother Methuselah ***
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened-to
Ole Doc Mehuselah wanders the universe as a Soldier of Light, a long-lived medical professional who handles situations that may have grave results. Assisted by his four-armed comic assistant, the doctor overcomes all in unique ways, usually involving bending of the non-political interference code. The stories are short and fun. L. Ron Hubbard includes some minor political commentary in the stories, but that does not detract from their fun. Roddy McDowell's audio is crisp, clear, and very enjoyab ...more
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Roddy McDowell did a fine job of reading this fun old classic.
Réal Laplaine
This is a fun read. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Doc and his sidekick, an alien creature who shares in his adventures.
Michael Albanese
I liked this book. it was my second finished L. Ron Hubbard book.
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Excellant short stories Sci-Fie from the past
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