Berger's Towards a Science of the Nuclear Mind: Science-fiction Origins of Dianetics.
More complex studies include Roy Wallis's The Road to Total Freedom.
He then recharacterized the subject as a religion and renamed it Scientology, Hubbard describes the etymology of the word Scientology as coming from the Latin word "scio", meaning know or distinguish, and the Greek word “logos”, meaning “the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known”. That night, Hubbard ordered his crew to fire 35 depth charges and a number of gun rounds at what he believed were Japanese submarines.
Hubbard writes, “thus, Scientology means knowing about knowing, or science of knowledge”. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986) was the only child of Harry Ross Hubbard, a United States Navy officer, and his wife, Ledora Waterbury. His ship sustained minor damage and three crew were injured.
Studies that address the topic of the origins of the work and its significance to Scientology as a whole include Peter Rowley's New Gods in America, Omar V.