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Sea Girl, Ray Cummings HC/DJ 1st Ed. 1930 - Early Rare Sci-Fi

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Hardcover

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Title: The Sea Girl Author: Ray Cummings Publisher: A.C. McClurg Co., Chicago Publishing Date: 1930 Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover, yellow/orange cloth Pages: 302 Illustrated: No Interior Condition: Solid binding, complete and intact. No writing. No tears or bent corners. Exterior Condition: Excellent condition with little evidence of wear. Dust Jacket: Yes. Very good with some edge wear as shown in our closeup pictures including some small ones and one 3/4" top edge tear. Light to moderate soiling, mostly visible on spine and back cover. Size: 12mo ISBN: N/A Comments: In the 1990s mankind faces annihilation at the hands of an advanced humanoid race dwelling in caverns beneath the Pacific ocean. This novel was first published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 2 March - 6 April 1929. Ray Cummings (aka 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 City 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. During the 1940s, with his fiction career in eclipse, Cummings anonymously scripted comic book stories for Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel Comics. He recycled the plot of The Girl in the Golden Atom, for a two-part Captain America tale, "Princess of the Atom" (Captain America #25 26). He also contributed to the "Human Torch" and "Sub-Mariner," which his daughter Betty Cummings also wrote. Ray Cummings wrote in 1922, "Time... is what keeps everything from happening at once", a sentence repeated by scientists such as C. J. Overbeck and John Archibald Wheeler.
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