“The Conroy Diary”
Published under the pen name Rene Lafayette
Publication date: May 1949
Original publication: Astounding Science Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction
Story description: Wanting to explore new worlds and open up the universe to mankind, Fritz Mallory writes a bestselling book—only to be hit by false fraud and tax evasion charges.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title A Matter of Matter.