cover image The Professor Was a Thief

The Professor Was a Thief

L. Ron Hubbard, , read by Bob Caso, R.F. Daley, John Mariano, Tamra Meskimen and Tait Ruppert. . Golden Age Stories, $9.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-59212-324-7

Seasoned reporter Pop has just been told his career will prematurely end within two days thanks to the new changes at World-Journal . Hoping to salvage his career, he takes the first lead he can get and finds himself at the doorstep of Professor Pertwee, a short man with big plans about making things smaller. Two other stories, “Battles of Wizards” and “The Dangerous Dimension,” round out this collection, reminding listeners that though Hubbard wrote science fiction, he often had a great sense of humor. The integration of sound effects, musical score and a full cast nostalgically harkens listeners back to the world of old-time radio. The main narrator carries the brunt of all three stories with a pitch and edge to his voice that is quite evocative of pulp fiction and while in other stories might feel overdramatic, fits perfectly well with Hubbard's tone. (July)