Authorial Madness – L. Ron Hubbard

If you’ve heard of L. Ron Hubbard, it’s likely that you think of him as the founder of Scientology, a not-really-religion that is most notorious for infiltrating the US government and having Tom Cruise and John Travolta as followers. But he also did something before his fateful bar bet: he wrote a lot of really shitty sci-fi.

Yes, like that one.

And unfortunately, founding your own religion gives you a slightly swelled head. And a very condescending manner. And you’re very passive-aggressive towards anyone whom you don’t have power over. At least, that’s what I get from Hubbard.