Space Tug (novel)

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Space Tug
Space tug.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Murray Leinster
Cover artist Malcolm Smith
Country United States
Language English
Series Joe Kenmore
Genre Young adult science fiction novel
Publisher Shasta Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 223
OCLC 6570191
Preceded by Space Platform
Followed by City on the Moon

Space Tug is a young adult science fiction novel by author Murray Leinster. It was published in 1953 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 5,000 copies. It is the second novel in the author's Joe Kenmore series. Groff Conklin gave it a mixed review in Galaxy, noting that it held "plenty of excitement though not much maturity."[1] Boucher and McComas preferred it to the series's initial volume, but still found it "quite a notch below ; ; ; Leinster's adult work."[2] P. Schuyler Miller reported the novel was marked by "the fastest kind of action" and "the feeling of technical authenticity."[3]

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns the problems of the running of a space station.

Publication history[edit]

  • 1953, US, Shasta Publishers OCLC 6570191, Pub date 1953, Hardback
  • 1955, US, Pocket Books OCLC 40763228, Pub date 1955, Paperback
  • 1957, Germany, Utopia-Grossband, Pub date 1957, Hardback, as Zwischen Erde und Mond
  • 1965, US, Belmont OCLC 7370210, Pub date 1965, Paperback
  • 1966, Germany, Terra Extra, Pub date 1966, Hardback, as Zwischen Erde und Mond
  • 1972, the Netherlands, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Pub date 1972, Paperback, as Sabotage 2: Pendeldienst


  1. ^ "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf", Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1954, p.100
  2. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, June 1954, p.72.
  3. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, November 1954, p.144


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