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Which science fiction short story did L. Ron Hubbard choose as his best?

“The Professor Was a Thief”

Publication date: February 1940

Original publication: Astounding Science-Fiction

Story description: Faced with losing his job to the publisher’s unscrupulous son-in-law, “Pop,” a senior reporter, scoops a story so incredible it saves both the paper and his future.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the book The Professor Was a Thief.

In My Best Science Fiction Story; Anthology; 1949; Merlin Press, Inc.; edited by Leo Margulies and Oscar J. Friend. An anthology of science fiction stories, each chosen by the story’s author. In Hubbard’s introduction to this story, he explained that he chose it because “it changed a trend.”

Which L. Ron Hubbard story features a killer Pekingese?

“The Mad Dog Murder”

Publication date: June 1936

Original publication: Detective Fiction Weekly

Story description: An Ingenious and cold-blooded plan turns a harmless Pekingese dog into an insidious agent of murder.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title Killer’s Law.

Which story was written utilizing Ron’s own experience as a glider pilot?

“Sky Birds Dare!”

Publication date: September 1932

Original publication: Five-Novels Monthly

Story description: An ace glider pilot demonstrates the value of gliders in modern warfare and thwarts his competitor’s ruthless attempts to destroy his reputation and possibly his life.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title Sky Birds Dare!

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