Space on My Hands

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Space on My Hands
Space on my hands.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorFredric Brown
Cover artistMalcolm Smith
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherShasta Publishers
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)

Space on My Hands is a 1951 collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Fredric Brown. It was first published by Shasta Publishers in 1951 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The story "Something Green" is original to this collection. The other stories originally appeared in the magazines Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Captain Future, Planet Stories and Weird Tales.


  • Introduction
  • "Something Green"
  • "Crisis"
  • "Pi in the Sky"
  • "Knock"
  • "All Good Bems"
  • "Daymare"
  • "Nothing Sirius"
  • "The Star Mouse"
  • "Come and Go Mad"


P. Schuyler Miller reported the collection to be "a selection of nine top-notch stories."[1]


  1. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, February 1952, p.158


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  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 69. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.