BAEN Books wraps up their reprinting of A. Bertram Chandler’s John Grimes Saga with this 6th volume. This is an amazing value: 649 pages for a mere $10.99. This volume includes three novels and a six short stories that complete the story of John Grimes on the Rim of the galaxy. If your tastes run to well written science fiction adventures in time and space, you’ll enjoy these classic stories. The bonus in this book is “Around the World in 23,741 Days,” a memoir where Chandler writes about his career of seafaring and writing. I read these works when they were first published, but it’s nice to have them collected in these great omnibus volumes from BAEN. Don’t miss them! You can find my reviews of the other Grimes omnibus volumes here, here, here, here, and here.
Gateway to Never
The Dark Dimension
The Way Back
“The Dutchman”
“The Last Hunt”
“On the Account”
“Rim Change”
“Doggy in the Window”
“Grimes and the Gaijin Daimyo”
“Around the World in 23,741 Days”

8 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN BOOKS #319: GATEWAY TO NEVER By A. Bertram Chandler

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    I picked up most of the other Chandler collections after your previous reviews and have them ready on the shelf to read when the mood strikes me. (I read the first two collections.) The memoir sounds interesting too.

  2. Wolf Böhrendt

    When these adventures appeared a long time ago I was really fascinated – Chandler brought a new aspect to the Space SF:

    For him space was like the sea – similar to what E C Tubb described.

    For Heinlein etc space was more like the “air force” – his spacemen were pilots – Chandler’s were seamen …

    His Galactic Rim idea was also something new – at least for me.

  3. Todd Mason

    Budrys noted how much Chandler was channeling C.S. Forester in sf…some of the last Grimes stories were a bit tired, but the good ones are very good indeed.


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