1936 Check from The Frank A. Munsey Company to L. Ron Hubbard for Ma Lanning's Boy Terry and Serial Rights, Signed on Reverse
Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.
A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.
Dreams, goals, ambitions - these are the stuff man uses for fuel. - LRH
Nebraska born Hubbard began his literary career with contributions to the George Washington University student newspaper, The University Hatchet, as a reporter for a few months in 1931. He attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. before dropping out and beginning his career as a prolific writer of pulp fiction stories. Six of his pieces were published commercially during 1932 to 1933 (with the going rate for freelancers at 1 cent a word, his earnings in sum would have been less than one hundred dollars). The pulp magazine Thrilling Adventure became the first to publish one of his short stories, in February 1934. Over the next six years, pulp magazines published around 140 of his short stories under a variety of pen names, including Winchester Remington Colt, Kurt von Rachen, René Lafayette, Joe Blitz and Legionnaire.
Although he was best known for his fantasy and science fiction stories, Hubbard wrote in a wide variety of genres, including adventure fiction, aviation, travel, mysteries, westerns and even romance. Hubbard knew and associated with writers such as Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp and A. E. van Vogt and wrote novelettes for Unknown and Astounding.