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The Professor Was a Thief

(2008)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Empire State Building has vanished into thin air! Gone, too, are Grant's Tomb and Grand Central Station, and all hell is breaking loose in New York City!

What's the story? One grizzled old newspaper reporter known simply as Pop - a role made for Walter Matthau - is on top of it...and better stay there, because his livelihood is on the line. If Pop fails to get to the bottom of the vanishing landmarks, his job will disappear as well - and land in the hands of the newspaper publisher's son-in-law.

Any cub reporter could find a someone breaking the laws of the city, but tracking down a suspect who's breaking the laws of physics is a different story altogether. But Pop's like a dog with a bone, and he won't let go until he gets at the truth...no matter how strange or astounding it is. In the end, he gets a lesson in larceny, proving that when you get down to business, size really does matter.

By the spring of 1938, Hubbard's stature as a writer was well established. As author and critic Robert Silverberg puts it: he had become a "master of the art of narrative". Hubbard's editors urged him to apply his gift for succinct characterization, original plot, deft pacing and imaginative action to a genre that was new, and essentially foreign, to him - science fiction and fantasy. The rest is Sci-Fi history.

Also features the science fiction adventures Battle of the Wizards, in which an epic battle between science and magic unfolds with an entire planet hanging in the balance, and Hubbard's first published foray into science fiction and fantasy, The Dangerous Dimension, the story of a mathematics professor who discovers an equation that enables him to teleport anywhere he can imagine...even if he doesn't want to go.


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Hardback Editions

2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Professor Was a Thief
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4242-4264-9 / 978-1-4242-4264-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Professor Was a Thief (Stories from the Golden Age) (1 Volumes Set)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-2945-0 / 978-1-4596-2945-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Professor Was a Thief (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-351-1 / 978-1-59212-351-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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Audio Editions

September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Professor Was a Thief
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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July 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Professor Was a Thief, Battle of Wizards & Dangerous Dimension: Sci Fi Short Stories Unabridged Audio (Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-324-4 / 978-1-59212-324-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Professor Was a Thief, Battle of Wizards & Dangerous Dimension: Sci Fi Short Stories (Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA