<b>A. Bertram Chandler</b> was an Australian SF master who filled magazines such as <i>Astounding</i> with adventure and space opera extraordinaire from the 1940s into the 1970s. He was a favorite of legendary editor John W. Campbell and was a merchantman seaman commanding various ships in the Australian and New Zealand navies during much of his early life—a background Chandler puts to full use in his John Grimes stories.
Upon A Sea of Starsby A. Bertram Chandler
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Pipe-smoking, action-loving spaceship commander Lieutenant John Grimes (think Captain Kirk with more of a navy, salty attitude) moves out of the Federation navy and finds his true calling adventuring along the spaceways of the galactic rim.<br><br>Number five in the collected adventures of the legendary John Grimes of the Galactic Rim series, including four novels:<br><ul><li><i>Into the Alternate Universe</i> (1964)</li><li><i>Contraband from Otherspace</i> (1967)</li><li><i>The Rim Gods</i> (1969)--story collection</li><li><i>The Commodore at Sea</i> (a.k.a. <i>Alternate Orbits</i>, 1971)—four novelets.</li></ul><br>At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).<br><br><b>About A. Bertram Chandler and the John Grimes series:</b><br>“SF’s answer to Horatio Hornblower.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br><br>“As Asimov chronicled the Foundation, as Heinlein built his Future History, so Chandler constructs the epic of the Rim Worlds.” —<i>Analog</i><br><br>“[Grimes] establishes a loyalty in his readers rather similar to that felt by readers of Hornblower. Indeed [Chandler’s] space operas are among the most likeable and well constructed in the genre. . . .” —<i>The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction</i>
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