The invasion began innocently enough when the meteor crashed to earth. Then a glow began to emanate from the meteor and everything that entered the light was destroyed. The fate of the Earth is now in the hands of Bob Trevor, a newspaperman, Professor Newland, and others. Would the Earth be saved from the invaders from the Mercutian Light and the invaders from Mercury?
Ray Cummings was a Science Fiction author and one of the founding fathers of the Science Fiction pulp genre. He worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer. He wrote 750 novels and short stories, using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson with his most highly regarded work being The Girl in the Golden Atom.