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Tama of the Light Country (The Light Country #1)

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Title:Tama of the Light Country (The Light Country #1)
Cummings, Raymond King  Writing under the pseudonym: Cummings, Ray   
(49 of 61 for author by title)
Tarrano the Conqueror
Published:   1931
Publisher:Ace Books Inc
Tags:fiction, future world, science fiction

One midnight in August, the raids began. The White Summer Camp for Girls was struck first and when the confusion ended ten girls were missing and two were dead.

Hysterical witnesses claimed they saw shapeless forms lurking at the cabin windows. Several girls mentioned flashes of green-blue light. As stories trickled in from the surrounding countryside, it became evident that these inhuman invaders were attacking with a purpose—and from outer space. Why were the victims always young girls? How, despite the constant surveillance of the State Patrol, did the invaders strike?

A team of scientists and reporters left earth in a pioneer space ship to try and solve the mystery. Among them was the sister of the famous Guy Palisse who had disappeared into space ten years ago in an attempt to reach the moon. Reports indicated that he was dead, but near White Summer Camp the body of a winged girl was found. The last words she had gasped were in English. ... [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Cummings, Raymond King

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Ray Cummings (byname of Raymond King Cummings; August 30, 1887 – January 23, 1957) was an American author of science fiction, rated one of the "founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre". He was born in New York and died in Mount Vernon, New York.

Cummings worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer from 1914 to 1919. His most highly regarded work was the novel The Girl in the Golden Atom published in 1922, which was a consolidation of a short story by the same name published in 1919 (where Cummings combined the idea of Fitz James O'Brien's The Diamond Lens with H. G. Wells's The Time Machine) and a sequel, The People of the Golden Atom, published in 1920. His career resulted in some 750 novels and short stories, using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson.

Photograph from Ray Cummings' grandson.

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