Protecting Project Pulp No. 35: Raymond Gallum

Main Fiction: “The Crystal Ray” by Raymond Gallum, first published in Air Wonder Stories, November, 1929.

Editor’s Note: This story contains racial terms typical of yellow peril stories. Listener discretion is advised.

Narrator: Logan Waterman.

From the bow of one of America’s ships a beam of bluish light stabbed out and struck an enemy craft. It passed thru the vessel as tho it had been made of glass instead of thousands of tons of steel.

1 thought on “Protecting Project Pulp No. 35: Raymond Gallum”

  1. This story is amazing, featuring every aspect that make pulp fiction a timeless branch of literature. I like the conection between the Abraham Merritt’s particular niche of anthropological fantasy and the futuristic vision of a World War in the style of “War in the Air» by H. G. Wells, including of course, the oversweeping power of asian’s hordes lead by China… decades before the real rising of that nation. There’s no question about the fact that the best geopolitician in the world are the writers of speculative fiction.

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