Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Professor Was A Thief - L. Ron Hubbard
Title: The Professor Was A Thief
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction,
Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC.
Received: From Publicist for review
Release Date: July 2009
What is it About?
3 mystery/science fiction short stories by author L. Ron Hubbard.
I have never read anything by Hubbard before. It was interesting to say the least to see what his brain would come up with story wise.
This book features 3 stories 1 more of a mystery and the other 2 science fiction.
-The Professor was a Thief -
Frankly this story bored me and I was thankful that it was a short story and not a full book because I did not find it fun to read. I could not tell if this was suppose to be future, past or present. It was about a Professor who went around miniaturizing the town and stealing buildings like the empire state building. It just did not seem like a believable story and I think a poor one to start off the book with.
-Battle of Wizards-
This was a little better but here is where Hubbard’s science is stronger then god comes into play. It is about humans and a alien race battling off. Us human are suppose to have greater knowledge because of science then the alien race who has magic. I felt I was getting a little bombarded with “science is great, science is god” . I know that Hubbard started Scientology and have not read the main books for it but this I think was where it gets it’s roots from.
-The Dangerous Dimension-
Finally a story I could believe and enjoyed. I felt like this book was butt backwards.
Still about science but I could relate to it. This story was about the power of thought and how a scientist had figured out an equation that by thinking he could be transported anywhere in the universe. I know first hand that thought can be as strong as words spoken, so this story resonated. I am not saying it could happen I am saying I see how it could be possible...sort of.
This was just a much better story and it should have been what the book started with.
I have other Hubbard book that I got from BEA 2011 and hope to read them soon. Thankfully I liked the last story so hopefully there might be others I enjoy.
L. Ron Hubbard