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Colour Out of Space, the (1927) [Novelette]
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An intense fireball, a burst of light, a smoking crater, and Nahum Gardner had a meteorite buried in his backyard. Fortunately, it didn't hit the well, but landed a few feet away. At first, the meteorite drew much attention -- neighbors, sightseers, the professors from Miskatonic University -- and Gardner was proud of his fame.

But there was the matter of the strange color given off by the meteorite; a color never before seen on earth. Later there were changes in the flora and fauna around the farm. Animal footprints that looked eerily off-kilter in some barely definable way, trees swaying in the absence of wind, and the odd quality of the well-water soon after. Something definitely was not right...

Reprinted in:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 2, No. 6 (September 1927), 557-67.
  • The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre, New York: Ballantine Books, 1982, 185-206.
  • The Dunwich Horror and Others, Ed. S.T. Joshi. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1984, 53-82.
  • The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, Ed. S.T. Joshi. New York, NJ: Dell Publishing, 1997, 58-100.
  • Tales of H.P. Lovecraft, Ed. Joyce Carol Oates. Hopewell, NJ: The Ecco Press, 1997, 77-100.
  • The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, New York: Penguin Books, 1999, 170-99.
  • H.P. Lovecraft: Tales. New York, NY: The Library of America, 2005, 340-69.

Original title: The Colour Out of Space
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorror
FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Haunter of the Dark and Other Tales of Terror, the (1951) [Collection]
      Author: H. P. Lovecraft
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips
     Shadow Over Innsmouth and Other Stories of Horror, the (1971) [Collection]
      Author: H. P. Lovecraft
     Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, the (1999) [Collection]
      Author: H. P. Lovecraft
     Colour Out of Space, the (2002) [Anthology]
      Authors: Bram Stoker , Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Ambrose Bierce , Henry James , Algernon Blackwood , Robert W. Chambers , Arthur Machen , Walter de la Mare , M.P. Shiel
     Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft (2008) [Collection]
      Author: H. P. Lovecraft

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