The Road to the Rim/The Hard Way Up

The Road to the Rim/The Hard Way Up

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Ken Barr
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1981 (first published 1967/1972)
Publisher Ace
ISBN 0-441-73102-3

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 in the secessionist Rim Worlds Navy, but for now he is merely a very junior Lieutenant in another space navy entirely, that of the Federation. If he keeps his nose clean, one day he can be an Admiral in that Service; all he has to do is follow regulations regardless of the consequences, and obey orders regardless of whether they are right or wrong—and he is determined to do just that.

But being John Grimes, he will find it a more difficult task than he expects—especially when he must turn a blind eye to the piratical acts of the Waldegrenese Navy, or ignore the plight of a beauteous damsel in distress. That’s why, although he doesn’t know it yet, he is already on THE ROAD TO THE RIM.

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Commodore at Sea/Spartan Planet

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Paul Alexander
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1979 (first published 1971/1969)
Publisher Ace
ISBN unknown

KINSOLVING’S PLANET…
on the rim of space, where the very fabric of space and time is stretched almost to bursting, and the boundaries between then and now, between here and there, are so thin as to be almost non-existent. And so John Grimes should hardly have been so surprised to meet…Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterley? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler??

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Yarrow

Illustrator Segrelles
Author Charles de Lint
Year 1986
Publisher Ace
ISBN 0-441-94000-5

Cat lived in a land of dreams, crossing over the borders of sleep into a magic realm where gnomes lived among standing stones and selchies beneath the waves; where antlered Mynfel walked by moonlight; and the harper Kothlen told stories of the ancient days…

When she woke from her travels she told her own stories about the Otherworld. Her publisher called her novels fantasy, but Mynfel’s domain seemed more real than the streets of Ottawa… until a thief came out of the night and stole away all her dreams. Continue reading