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Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982
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'Up to the Sky in Ships is published to commemorate A. Bertram Chandler's appearance as Guest of Honour at Chicon IV, the fortieth world science fiction convention. This book contains seven undeservedly obscure stories, including Chance Encounter, the first story in which John Grimes (Chandler's most famous character) appears, and A New Dimension, set in an alternate world in which Ned Kelly uses unusual tactics to win Australia's war for independence' (Up to the Sky in Ships).


  • Published as the second of two works in a volume also containing Lee Hoffman's 'In and Out of Quandry.' There is no collective title-page.
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the NESFA Press , 1982 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Chance Encounter, A. Bertram Chandler , 1959 single work short story science fiction (p. 1-22)
Haunt, A. Bertram Chandler , 1950 single work short story fantasy (p. 23-30)
Planet of Ill Repute, A. Bertram Chandler , 1958 single work short story science fiction
'It was against the Act, but we had been in space a long time and these women were human...'

(p. 31-39)
Drift, A. Bertram Chandler , 1957 single work short story science fiction (p. 41-52)
Ghost World, A. Bertram Chandler , 1957 single work short story science fiction
'Jelks was a man, slow and methodical, the logical choice to sit alone in the Space Station as an observer. So when strange things happened below him, Jelks investigated slowly' (
(p. 53-68)
Note: Published as "Ghost."
The Way It Was, A. Bertram Chandler , 1981 single work short story science fiction fantasy
'Some Australians don't know the first thing about our history. Some don't even know the true story of how General Ned Kelly made the first bomb attack ever on the bloody British during the Australian War of Independence' (
(p. 69-86)
Note: As A New Dimension.
The Unharmonious Word, A. Bertram Chandler , 1956 single work short story fantasy (p. 87-94)

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