Aerita Light Country novel – A Light Country series #3.
Aerita Light Country a Cummings final novel of the winged women of Mercury. Years have passed, and the doings of Tama, Princess of Mercury, have become the stuff of legend to the women of the Light Country. But now tyranny threatens the winged daughters of the first planet again. The fearless Aerita, inspired by the stories of Tama, locates Guy Palisse’s legendary spacecar. She blasts off for Earth in search of help. There she finds herself a prisoner in a traveling menagerie, taken captive and presented to the public as a strange creature from South America. Then Alan Grant steps into the tawdry sideshow where Aerita is being held.
Alan Grant stepped into the tawdry side-show to kill an idle hour. He found himself plunged head-over-heels into a maelstrom of battling adventure. That took him across a hundred million miles of space. And involved him in a vast civil war on an alien planet. Alan shouldered him with the fearsome responsibility for the safety of Earth!
Ray Cummings (August 30, 1887 – January 23, 1957), 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, 1922. A consolidation of a short story by the same name published in 1919 and a sequel, The People of the Golden Atom, published in 1920. He writing some 750 novels and short stories. Using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson.