“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.”