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Ray Cummings

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Full Name: Raymond King Cummings
Born: August 30, 1887
New York City, New York, USA
Died: January 23, 1957
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


Raymond King Cummings 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 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.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Frontiers of Imagination

 42. (1923)

 Gregg Haljan

 1. (1931)

 Lost World-Lost Race Classics

 32. (1929)

 Science Fiction from the Great Years

 8. (1928)

 Tama of Mercury

 1. (1965)
 2. (1966)