From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by “the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine” (Booklist).
A grandfather and a scientist travels to a perfect world somewhere in the universe, a heaven, so to speak. No wars, no greed, everything a body or a soul could ever want is provided. On his 21st birthday, the grandson is abducted by beings sent from that world by the grandfather. There is a problem however: Two other "friends" are also abducted, and they are less then honorable. Will the two friends who harbor lust, greed, avarice etc., in their hearts affect this perfect world? Narrator Norman Gilligan will take you to this world with his magnificent reading of The World Beyond.
Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti reads this Ray Cummings mystery where a small town doctor must make a momentous decision.