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Tama of the Light Country

(The Light Country #1)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This is the first book publication.
Cover Artist: Jerome Podwil

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A planetary romance. Ten years have passed since independent astronaut Guy Palisse disappeared in his prototype rocket. Suddenly UFOs are sighted all over North America, and young women begin vanishing. People are found dead, apparently shot with a weird heat-ray weapon. Police
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Mass Market Paperback, Ace Science Fiction Classic F-363, 124 pages
Published 1965 by Ace Books
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Grace Troxel
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Tama of the Light Country begins when a group of girls is kidnapped from a summer camp in New England. A young journalist goes to investigate, and he discovers more than he bargained for. The girls haven’t just been kidnapped, they’ve been abducted by aliens! And so begins his grand adventure, in which he discovers a story that transcends worlds.

Meanwhile on Mercury… right. Tama of the L
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Michael
May 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
Spannend genug beginnt der Roman mit der Entführung von 12 jungen Mädchen aus einem Sommerlager. Es zeigt sich, dass es sich um einen klassischen Fall von Alien Abduction handelt, denn im Stile des Raubs der Sabinberinnen wollen sich böse Merkurianer an irdischen Jungfrauen schadlos halten, seit sich die geflügelten Mädchen auf dem Merkur zur Heirat nicht mehr die Flügel stutzen lassen und gegen die Herren der Schöpfung offen rebellieren.
Von diesem Umstand erfährt der Held des Romans, Jack Dean,
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Derek
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp
Mercury wants our women!

Its similarities to Cummings' own A Brand New World were so striking that it demanded a bit more research. It appears that Cummings recycled plot and setting material over a prolific career. This, A Brand New World, and The Fire People, at least, feature common elements: the planet Mercury, invasion and abductions, winged women, an Earth adventurer taken to the other planet and relaying a message back, experimental space travel, a revolutionary woman at the center of s
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Randy
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A novel of the sword and planet genre, serialized in 1930.

The Light Country is that band of Mercury between one side, always facing the sun, and the dark side, eternally cold.

The story is two parts, one on Earth, which experiences a raid on a girls camp in Maine. Ten girls are missing, a couple of more killed along with some councilors, and tales of bright lights and fast moving objects.

Jack Dean, reporter, investigates as word leaks out. A young woman, Rowena Palisse, is still on site. She is t
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Leila Anani
First novel of a duology pulp science fiction series around the fantastic inhabitants of the planet Mercury.

The men of mercury begin like red Indians, but become ugly grey and lecherous. In order to escape them the women have wings which are clipped upon marriage. A faction of ruling men change the law ordering all girls of 16 be mutilated (have their wings clipped). this sparks a revolt led by Tama, princess of Mercury and her beloved Guy Pallisse - a human astronaut who aimed for a moon landin
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Jonathan Stevens
A good one by Cummings.
Neil Davies
Bit like Edgar Rice Burroughs (though not as good) with more science. Enjoyable enough read, but nothing to get excited about.
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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.

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The Light Country (3 books)
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