Originally published in 1937, Cattle King for a Day tells the story of Chinook Shannon who is seeking the true identity of the man who killed his grandfather and is now after his ranch. Hubbard is one of my favorites and this short novel highlights his strengths: fast pacing, strong descriptions and memorable characters. Chinook Shannon is a gem of a character. As Hubbard writes: “He had his health, a good gun-eye, and a fine set of teeth.” Hubbard’s westerns are just as enjoyable now as they were when originally published near the end of the Great Depression. These Galaxy Press reprints are fantastic and fans of classic pulp westerns won’t want to miss any of the action.
I first read L. Ron Hubbard’s classic science fiction novel To the Stars when I was in High School, not to mention his famous Ole Doc Methuselah stories and Battlefield Earth. Hubbard was a genius and I am thrilled that Galaxy Press is reprinting his many exciting stories.
Cattle King for a Day is the fifth western released in the famed Stories from the Golden Age classic pulp reprints, and the 31st title overall in the series. The Stories From the Golden Age series is reprinting 153 of L. Ron Hubbard’s stories in 80 volumes using original pulp artwork and illustrations. The series is being simultaneously released as unabridged, multi-cast audio books with original music and sound effects. The audio books are state-of–the-art productions that capture the feel of classic radio dramas from the 30s and 40s.