A biography of Hubbard's life and the Scientology cult.
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (13 March 1911 - 24 January 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard, was an American science fiction writer and founder of Scientology and Dianetics.
A controversial public figure, many details of his life are subjects of contention. The Church of Scientology has produced numerous official biographies which present Hubbard's character and his multi-faceted accomplishments in an exalted light. Biographies of Hubbard by independent journalists and accounts by former scientologists paint a much darker picture of Hubbard and in many cases contradict the material presented by the Church.