Book List in Order: 43 titles





  • Kinsolving's planet on the rim of space where the fabric of time is stretched almost to bursting. Should John Grimes be surprised to meet…Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterly? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler?...


  • John Grimes, astronautical superintendent of Rim Runners and commanding officer of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve, was tired of being a desk-bound space commodore. So when the chance came for him to do a little personal astronautical trouble-shooting, ...


  • Number six in the collected adventures of the legendary John Grimes of the Galactic Rim series. Contains Chandler classic novels and collections The Gateway to Never, The Dark Dimensions, and The Way Back. Pipe-smoking, action-loving spaceship com...


  • The fifth omnibus edition of the classic science fiction of A. Bertram Chandler’s John Grimes books and stories in this renowned SF space-faring saga. Contains Into the Alternate Universe, Contraband from Otherspace, The Rim Gods (1969) -- a story...








  • Dr. Henshaw had created what he thought was a time travel machine and he had sent guinea pigs through it. But now he needed a human guinea pig to test it with. Christopher Wilkinson thought the whole idea was absurd, until a book that had been sent ...


  • Mystery and intrigue on the waterways of the planet Venus The Venus colony was settled and thriving, when suddenly all communication from Earth ceased. No messages. No transports. Nothing. Insistent that science had lead their home into the depths of...


  • It began with a few small items in the newspapers - dead dogs and cats, a mutilated child, a series of unexplained fires. Then suddenly it exploded into a full sized catastrophe.Huge mutants - half rat, half man - began to take over the world, steali...


  • They came in armies from under the sea - they possessed an intelligence and cunning beyond any human. These incredible tales were dismissed as the ravings of madmen by marine expert Peter Hollows, and his lovely assistant Sally Brent. But then th...


  • The #2 omni edition of the classic science fiction of A. Bertram Chandler’s John Grimes books, with eight legendary adventure novels in one volume. Pipe-smoking, action-loving spaceship commander John Grimes (think Captain Kirk with more of a navy...


  • The first living creature in space was a dog, who knew the vast repercussions of that act.ExcerptThat was the year of the satellites, of the Sputniks. That was the year of the Space Dog. That was the year it all started. We didn't know what it was th...


  • To Paul Clayton, obscure shipping clerk, his forty-fifth birthday was not an occasion for celebration. It meant the achievement of status of Senior Citizen, and with it several dubious privileges - not least of which was voluntary euthanasia, facilit...








  • They called the robomaid "Clockwork Kitty" until she informed them of her right name. She was a triumph of Japan's far-future robotics industry and she was a present to John Grimes as he set out aboard Sister Sue for a voyage to the planet called New...


  • John Grimes' career as a space pirate has ended, he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchist's own planet. His first task is to stay alive with a whole world plotting his murder!...


  • The Mannschenn Drive was the gateway to the stars, but it had one unfortunate site effect: Traveling faster than light, mankind reverted to the bestial form of his own legendary nightmare-the lycanthropic horror that the full moon once called forth f...


  • The Far Traveler was hardly the sort of starship to use in the study of lost space colonies. Lost colonies were likely to be desperate, eccentric, and otherwise unappreciative. And the Far Traveler was a rich woman's toy, constructed of gold, and d...


  • In his long and fabulous career as the Captain Hornblower of space, John Grimes was to experience many strange things, rising through the ranks of the Interstellar Federation - from triumph to disaster - and ultimately becoming the most famous of the...


  • John Grimes falls into the clutches of terrorists. It''s going to take all his efforts to keep his precious golden ship. (Especially as it is infected with mini-Susies who were sharp-toothed, hungry and ready to eat him alive.)...


  • Ace "Double" format with the author's contribution bound opposite each other. The Chandler section contains a sampling of his work, including a hard-to-find first Grimes story and a story from his alternate history of Australia. Hoffman's wide range ...



  • Lost in space...lost in time. There can be no more terrifying situation for any spaceman to be in, and such was the problem when Commodore Grimes' Faraway Quest broke free from the mysterious Kinsolving's Planet.Because the universe was vast and they...


  • John Grimes'' career as a space pirate has ended. Now he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchists'' own planet. His first task is to stay alive—with a whole world plotting his murder!...







  • "In luck and out of luck, John Grimes was a living legend of the spaceways. He had been an officer of the service, he had been the victim of a mutiny, he had discovered lost worlds, he had served under strange masters and on strange ships, but he had...


  • Being lost in space was no new experience to John Grimes, whose career as an interstellar officer had brought him into many such dilemmas. But being lost inside a colossal alien spacecraft had no precedent.Complicating the matter was the discovery th...


  • John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not afford to be fussy about whom he carried. But there were compensations, for if his ship had not been chartered to take Fenella Pruin, muckraking reporter, to exclusive New Venusber...




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    Unable to exceed the speed of light, he found ways around the law of nature, twisting space and time to his bidding. But the lure of FTL speeds could would not be forgotten...and the crew of the Flying Cloud - casts-offs from the great civilisations ...


  • Meet John Grimes at the very beginning of a career that will lead him to fame and glory out at the edge of the galaxy, out where the laws of men are nonexistent, and those of nature itself are sometimes tenuous.Someday Grimes will be a Commodore ...



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    A journey to the Rim Worlds takes you straight to the edge of the unknown or right to the gaping void of the abyss. Out there you're beyond the borders, hovering between the warped contours of troubled space and time...Captain Clavering bought his sh...






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    The reward for rescuing Thermopylae is finally paid, and Calver and his shipmates from Lorn Lady purchase a ship and rename her The Outsider. Two years are spent as a charter to Rim Runners, then six months tramping, before Sonya Verrill reappears an...


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    HAUNTED BY THE PAST, JOHN PETERSEN WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO TURN BACK THE CLOCK...OR WOULD HE? When Lightning blasts off without him, Second Officer John Petersen is finished as far as Trans-Galactic Clippers are concerned. Branded a deserter, stran...


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    THE ROBOT ROAD TO FARAWAYHis was a dream few spacemen ever saw come true. Alan Kemp was an obsessed man—driven by the realization of a dream into the black emptiness between the stars.In a rebuilt, second-hand, obsolete ship, Kemp and his three...


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    The Rim of Space is the first of A. Bertram Chandler's series featuring the "Rimrunners", who patrol the outer edge of the galaxy. The hero, Dereck Calver, joins the Rimrunners abroad the aptly named spaceship, The Forlorn Bitch, in an early attempt ...