The Exile of Time
by Ray Cummings
When a girl who said she had been kidnapped from the year 1777 appeared in modern New York, she was either deluded or the victim of an incredible time-spanning plot. And when it turned out the strange man with a mechanical servant who had kidnapped her had been seen in other centuries, it became clear that a super-scientific plot was afoot that must reach far into the unkn...more
Paperback, 157 pages
Published 1964 by Ace Science Fiction F-343
(first published 1931)
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One of my favorite reads as a teen. It had such an impact on me as to cause me to seek out a copy years later for a re-read. The story line would make for an excellent adaptation to the screen, either large or small, especially given the recent fascination with artificial life-forms exemplified on Star Trek, TNG and Battlestar Galactica. I read it twice in the 70's and will read it again soon.
Raymond King Cummings. His career resulted in some 750 novels and short stories, using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson.More about Ray Cummings...