The Professor Was a Thief, published in 1940 in Astounding Science-Fiction

“The Professor Was a Thief”
by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: February 1940

Original publication: Astounding Science-Fiction

Genre: 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.