Ahead Time – A science fiction tale by Ray Cummings.
Sanjan Thome, the radioactive man, seals his own doom by striving to save the world from ultimate disaster!
Ahead Time Excerpt:
He was about two years old when he first became aware that there was always a dim glow of light around him. It was nice, because it shone on the bright-colored little animals, birds and fishes which were on the inside of his white enameled crib. Even in the daytime he was sometimes aware of the glow. In the afternoons the summer sunlight was hot and bright. His mother would put him into his crib when he wasn’t a bit sleepy. He would lie staring at the little figures. He could see them plainly, because the pale silver glow was on them.
“But it frightens me, Robert. Our little son—so queer—weird!” That was his mother’s murmured voice, as she stood one night with his father at the doorway of his dim bedroom.
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.