Night of the Jabberwock

“Brown really is the best mid-century science fiction writer you don’t know you’ve read.” io9

All Doc Stoeger wants is a good piece of news from the citizens of Carmel City to print in his small-town paper Clarion. What he doesn’t bargain for is four deaths in one night, and none of them by accident.

After meeting a strange little man who shares his love for all things Lewis Carroll, Stoeger finds himself drawn into a night of confounding adventures that might soon turn to terrors.

First a couple of big-time mobsters blow through town. Then, the bank gets robbed, and a lunatic escapes from the local asylum.

But all that pales in comparison to the strange little man who claims he can take Stoeger through Alice’s looking glass…

This night is going to get even stranger.

Beware the Jabberwock, the man says.

But will Stoeger heed the warning?

Night of the Jabberwock is a brilliant and bizarre murder mystery from a master of the SF genre, Fredric Brown.

Further praise for Fredric Brown:

“One of the most durable writers of sf’s golden age” Booklist

“a distinctive and unique voice in the sf community” Library Journal

“Brown is possibly at his best in these shorter forms” The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Space On My Hands

“Brown really is the best mid-century science fiction writer you don’t know you’ve read.” io9

SPACE ON MY HANDS is a gripping collection of science fiction stories from master of the genre, Fredric Brown.


FREDRIC BROWN was born in Cincinnati in 1906, and was educated in the public schools of that city, and at Hanover College. Among his numerous successful novels are: The Screaming Mimi, The Far Cry and Night of the Jabberwock. He is also well known for his short story collections, among them Nightmares and Geezenstacks and Space on My Hands. He died in 1972 in Tucson, Arizona.

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