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I’m Alec Nevala-Lee, author of the group biography ASTOUNDING: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction. AMA about The Thing, the Foundation series, Starship Troopers, Scientology, and more! via /r/books


I’m Alec Nevala-Lee, author of the group biography ASTOUNDING: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction. AMA about The Thing, the Foundation series, Starship Troopers, Scientology, and more!

My new book ASTOUNDING is a group biography and history of science fiction that focuses on the influential editor John W. Campbell and the writers Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard, along with their wives, families, colleagues, and fans. (And yes, Hubbard is a big part of it—you should ask me why!) Along the way, I discovered the original version of the story that became THE THING, unearthed new material about the origins of Scientology, took a critical look at Heinlein’s personal life and Asimov’s treatment of women, explored the rise of fan culture, and did my best to explain how science fiction became what it is today. ASTOUNDING is published by Dey Street Books / HarperCollins and is available now at bookstores everywhere: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062571946/astounding. You can find me on Twitter (@nevalalee) or on my blog at https://www.nevalalee.com.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/qemhh5vpest11.jpg

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