The Girl in the Golden Atom

      Ray Cummings / Romance & Love
The Girl in the Golden Atom

This novel is a classic work of science fiction, and it was one of the first to explore the world of the atom. The Girl in the Golden Atom is the story of a young chemist who finds a concealed atomic world within his mother's wedding ring. Under a powerful microscope, he sees within the ring a beautiful young woman sitting in front of a cave. Captivated by her, he uses a method he discovered to shrink himself and does so to join her in her world. Eventually, four friends join him through many adventures to assist the beautiful woman, Lylda, in her conquest of her microscopic world. Having worked for Thomas Alva Edison, Ray Cummings (1887 - 1957) was inspired by science's possibilities and began to write science fiction.
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    The Fire People

      Ray Cummings / Science Fiction
The Fire People

Ray Cummings was a 20th century American author who was influential in the science fiction genre. His work appeared in various pulp fiction publications during the 1900s.Originally published as a 5-part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly, October 21 and 28 and November, 4, 11, and 18, 1922, this classic science fiction novel begins: The first of the new meteors landed on the earth in November, 1940. It was discovered by a farmer in his field near Brookline, Massachusetts, shortly after daybreak on the morning of the 11th. Astronomically, the event was recorded by the observatory at Harvard as the sudden appearance of what apparently was a new star, increasing in the short space of a few hours from invisibility to a power beyond that of the first magnitude, and then as rapidly fading again to invisibility. This star was recorded by two of the other great North American observatories, and by one in the Argentine Republic. That it was comparatively small in mass and exceedingly close to the earth, even when first discovered, was obvious. All observers agreed that it was a heavenly body of an entirely new order....
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    Brigands of the Moon

      Ray Cummings / Science Fiction
Brigands of the Moon

Armchair fiction presents extra large paperback editions of the best in classic science fiction novels. “Brigands of the Moon” is by one of the founding fathers of modern science fiction, Ray Cummings. It’s a tale about two planets clashing over Lunar treasure. Gregg Haljan was well aware that there was a certain amount of risk in having the enormous spaceship Planetara touch down on the moon to pick up Grantline's special cargo of moon ore. For that decidedly rare metal—which was invaluable in keeping Earth's technology running—was the target of many greedy eyes. And those who desired it would certainly stop at nothing in order to obtain it. But Haljan couldn’t have figured on the devilishly special twist the clever Martian brigands would soon employ. So when he found both the Planetara and himself suddenly in Martian hands, he knew that there was only one way in which he could hope to save that precious cargo and his own secret—and that would be by turning space-pirate himself and paying the “Brigands of the Moon” back in their own interplanetary coin.
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    Tarrano the Conqueror

      Ray Cummings / Science Fiction
Tarrano the Conqueror

The year is 2430. The Earth awakens to find its leaders murdered! All major cities are in turmoil. It is rumored an interplanetary plot is underway. When the same situation arises on Mars, panic ensues. Who is responsible? The ruler of Venus sends word that he will protect the Earth if all its citizens will recognize and honor his supreme authority. A defiant Earth Council refuses to submit to such blatant tyranny. Then a second message arrives from the stars: Tarrano the Conqueror declares war on the Earth! With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
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