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Space Platform is a young adult science fiction novel by American writer Murray Leinster. It was published in 1953 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 5,000 copies. It is the first novel in the author's Joe Kenmore series.

Space Platform
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorMurray Leinster
Cover artistMalcolm Smith
CountryUnited States
SeriesJoe Kenmore
GenreYoung adult science fiction
PublisherShasta Publishers
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Followed bySpace Tug 


Plot introductionEdit

The novel concerns the sabotage of attempts to place a platform in Earth orbit.


P. Schuyler Miller reported the novel was marked by "the fastest kind of action" and "the feeling of technical authenticity."[1]


  1. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, November 1954, p.144


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd.
  • Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.

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