Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space

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Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space
First edition
Author Raymond Abrashkin
Jay Williams
Illustrator Leo R. Summers
Language English
Series Danny Dunn
Genre Science fiction
Published 1967
Pages 157
OCLC 587434
Preceded by Danny Dunn and the Automatic House
Followed by Danny Dunn and the Smallifying Machine

Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space is the tenth novel in the Danny Dunn series of juvenile science fiction/adventure books written by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams. The book was first published in 1967.

Plot introduction[edit]

Professor Bullfinch has created a radio telescope ("dish") for the government which will try to determine if extraterrestrials are trying to contact Earth. When Danny sneaks into the observatory, he hears non-random sounds coming from space. He then must figure out how to translate the sounds.

The observatory described in the book is similar to the real life SETI project which Carl Sagan would also use later in his novel Contact.



  • Paperback, 1967, illustrated by Leo R. Summers
  • Hardback, 1967, illustrated by Leo R. Summers

MacDonald and Jane's

Archway Books

  • Paperback, 1979, #12 in their series

Pocket Books

  • Paperback, 1983 reissue, illustrated by Leo R. Summers