The Colours of Space

Front Cover
Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 124 pages

As young Bart Steele stood looking over the Lhari spaceport, he heard a gong sound, touching off an explosion of warning bells. He looked up. A starship was arriving.

Bart ran down the ramp, thinking: I wonder if Dad will know me after five years. He searched through the crowd, looking in vain for his father's tall figure. Suddenly he spotted a fat little man coming toward him with his arms outstretched.

"Hello, son," the man said loudly, grasping Bart's arms. "Well, boy, you've sure grown. But you're not too grown-up to give your old Dad a hug, are you?"

Bart started to pull away and stammer that the man had made a mistake, but the man pulled him roughly into his arms.

"Bart, listen to me," the stranger whispered. "Call me Dad, good and loud, if you want to live. Because, believe me, your life is in danger - right now!"

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kendallone - LibraryThing

I think this is first science fiction story I ever read. My brother had a copy and I read it in the late 60s. I still have that original paperback and read it again every few years. Well written and very imaginative. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - JLDobias - LibraryThing

The Colors of Space By Marion Zimmer Bradley I remember reading this a long time ago. Some time after the 1963 edition was published. I decided to read it again and see if it still stood well against ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999) was an American SF author.

Bibliographic information