Vanishing Point – A true classic of the genre.
Vanishing Point originally published as serials in a pulp magazine called All Story Weekly from 1919-1920.
The plot is a series of mini adventures and cliff hangers.
When George Randolph first caught sight of Orena, he was astounded by its gleaming perfection. Here were hills and valleys, lakes and streams, glowing with the light of the most precious of metals. And, more astonishing than that, it was a world of miniature perfection, an infinitely tiny universe within a golden atom!
But for Randolph it was also a world aglow with danger. Somewhere in its tiny vastness were the friends he had to rescue. Captives of a madman, they had been reduced to native Orena size. To return to Earth they needed the growth capsules Randolph was bringing them. For the longer they stayed tiny, the closer they came to passing Beyond the Vanishing Point!
A good quick easy read. If you like fantastic voyages sprinkled with intreague then this is the story for you.
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.