Matilda’s Stepchildren

Matilda's Stepchildren

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Ken W. Kelly
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1983 (first published 1979)
Publisher DAW
ISBN 0-87997-845-7

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 Venusberg he would never have been able to visit that fabulous pleasure planet. Continue reading

The Wild Ones

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Ken W. Kelly
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1985
Publisher DAW
ISBN 0-88677-031-9

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 Salem.

New Salem was a colony of blue-nosed religious fanatics and Grimes knew it meant trouble. For in addition to his sexy-looking robot he had Shirl and Darleen aboard, two wild ones of kangaroo ancestry, sure to be problems. And trouble came, not merely from the fire-wielding bigots but from Grimes’ old enemy, Drongo Kane.

It’s the last interplanetary romp of the legendary spaceman known as science-fiction’s own “Captain Hornblower.”

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