|Title:||Beyond the Stars|
|Publisher:||Ace Books, Inc.|
|Tags:||fiction, science fiction|
Is the entire universe just one of the atoms of some even greater cosmos? Such was the conception of one scientist--and his effort to prove this theory was to take a party of Americans on an expedition to a place that was literally "Beyond the Stars". Racing through the vast depths of space in a vehicle larger than the universe itself--a fantastic concept, and one that only the mind of a master pioneering science fiction talent could conceive and then translate into a classic tale. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Cummings, Raymond King
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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