- Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1927
- Word count: 12,293 words (≈ about 1 hour)
"The Colour Out of Space" is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of an unnamed surveyor from Boston. In order to prepare for the construction of a new reservoir in Massachusetts, he surveys a rural area that is to be flooded near Lovecraft's fictional town of Arkham. He comes across a mysterious patch of land, an abandoned five-acre farmstead, which is completely devoid of all life.