Deep Space (collection)

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Deep Space
Deep space.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Eric Frank Russell
Cover artist Mel Hunter
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Fantasy Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 249 pp
OCLC 1142714

Deep Space is a collection of science-fiction short stories by the British writer Eric Frank Russell. It was first published by Fantasy Press in 1954 in an edition of 2,257 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Thrilling Wonder Stories, Other Worlds, Astounding, Galaxy Science Fiction, Imagination and Bluebook.


  • "First Person Singular"
  • "The Witness"
  • "Last Blast"
  • "Homo Saps"
  • "The Timid Tiger"
  • "A Little Oil"
  • "Rainbow’s End"
  • "The Undecided"
  • "Second Genesis"


Anthony Boucher praised the selection of stories, saying they had been "chosen so as to form a cohesive series of comments upon human (and extra-human) relationships in space flight and colonization."[1] P. Schuyler Miller declared Deep Space to be "one of the most satisfying one-author collections of the past year, and one of Fantasy Press' all-time best selections."[2]


  1. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, December 1954, p.91.
  2. ^ Miller, P. Schuyler. "The Reference Library," Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1955, pp.147-48.