TAMA OF THE LIGHT COUNTRY: The Science Fiction Classic
Spellcaster E Books
Publication date: September 2005
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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Fans of Burrough's Barsoom will Love this Lost Classic! Here is a science fantasy adventure from the 1930s that has it all, kidnapped Earth people, aliens, two intrepid and daring heroines, the first manned mission to other worlds, warrior-princesses, despotic villains, and a brave rebellion. Set on Mercury as they thought it might be in the early part of the 20th century, Tama of the Light Country, tells of a winged princess from what was thought to be the habitable portion of Mercury, a belt of twilight that circled a world too hot on one side and too cold on the other to support life anywhere else. In rebellion against a repressive, male-dominated society, Tama meets Guy Palisse, who shares her outrage at the way women are mistreated on Mercury. Together with like-minded women and men, they lead a fight for freedom for the women of Mercury that will have tragic, unintended consequences for Earth. Published in the same magazine that gave birth to Tarzan and Barsoom, Tama, is one of the great pulp sagas from the early days of science fantasy. Watch for its sequel, Tama, Princess of Mercury. Ray Cummings (1877-1957), best-known for his seminal classic, The Girl in the Golden Atom, learned his scientific knowledge first-hand from one of the leading experts of the day, Thomas Edison, while Cummings did technical writing and editing from the legendary inventor. Argosy magazine said, "As a flight of pure imagination, plus a most unusual scientific knowledge, and plus again a rare power of fantasy and delicate romance [his work] has few equals."