Cover by Ray Feibush. Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database
Cover by Helen Hale. Source: www.bertramchandler.com
Source: Fictionwise (www.fictionwise.com)
Source: Baen Books (www.baenebooks.com)
y Star Courier single work   novella  
Is part of The Rim Worlds A. Bertram Chandler 1950 series - author short story novel novella
Issue Details: First known date: 1977 1977
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Having resigned his commission in the Survey Service rather than face a court martial, John Grimes is now owner and master of Little Sister, a pinnace spacecraft made of modified gold. Formerly the property of the Baroness d'Estang of El Dorado, the ship has come to Grimes in lieu of back pay, and provides him with the opportunity to run his own courier service. Unable to transport anything other than small loads at a time Grimes's first job is to ferry the attractive post-mistress Tamara Haverstock and her mail from the planet Tiralbin to Boggarty. What should be a easy run turns upside down when they encounter the insectoid Shaara. After being taken by force to an uncharted planet Grimes and Haverstock are tortured and publicly humiliated in front of the indigenous population as a show of superior Shaara might. However, things go awry for the Shaara when the pair escape and are mistaken for gods by the planet's resistance army. Grimes must not only defeat the Shaara to save their lives and that of the planet but also complete his contract and get the mail delivered.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Robert Hale , 1977 .
      Cover by Helen Hale. Source: www.bertramchandler.com
      Extent: 159p.
      ISBN: 0709160739, 9780709160731
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      DAW Books , 1977 .
      Cover by Ray Feibush. Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database
      Extent: 142p.
      ISBN: 9780879972929, 0879972920
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      DAW Books , 1983 .
      Extent: 142p.
      ISBN: 978-0-87997-834-1, 0-87997-834-1
  • Appears in:
    y John Grimes : Survey Captain A. Bertram Chandler , New York (City) : Science Fiction Book Club [USA] , 2002 Z1840240 2002 selected work short story science fiction 'In his long and checkered career, John Grimes experienced many strange things as he rose through the ranks of the Federation Survey Service. In these books, he has more far-flung adventures, including the pivotal event that drove him to join the Rim Runners, the merchant fleet serving the edge of the galaxy.'

    [Source: www.bertramchandler.com]
    New York (City) : Science Fiction Book Club [USA] , 2002
    pg. 489-612
  • Appears in:
    y John Grimes-Far Traveler Couriers A. Bertram Chandler , Wake Forest : Baen EBooks , 2007 Z1840654 2007 selected work novella science fiction The entire Captain John Grimes-Far Traveller Courier saga, all collected in one e-volume. The collection comprises the novellas The Far Traveller (with short stories 'The Long Fall' 'The Sleeping Beast' 'Journey's End'), Star Courier, To Keep the Ship, Matilda's Stepchildren, Star Loot, The Anarch Lords, The Last Amazon and The Wild Ones. Wake Forest : Baen EBooks , 2007
    • Wake Forest, North Carolina,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Baen EBooks , 2007 .
      Source: Baen Books (www.baenebooks.com)
      Note/s:
      • ebook
      • SKU: 0879972920
  • Appears in:
    y Galactic Courier : The John Grimes Saga III A. Bertram Chandler , New York (City) : Baen Books , 2011 Z1843035 2011 selected work novella science fiction 'Number three in a four-volume collection of the legendary John Grimes of the Galactic Rim series. Classic Star Trek meets the high seas. If space travel is going to be anything like sailing the oceans, then A. Bertram Chandler has surely caught its absolute essence in his Grimes novels. Here are the crowning tales of Grimes' career - the Grimes "Rim Commodore" stories. In these tales, Grimes has found his true calling out on the edge of galactic civilization. He's the sheriff of a realm where pioneer colonies and parallel dimensions overlap, and a starship captain must be prepared for adventure in all possible worlds.

    Galactic Courier brings together all previous Commodore Grimes tales - Star Courier, To Keep the Ship, Matilda's Stepchildren, and Star Loot.

    [Source: www.borders.com.au]
    New York (City) : Baen Books , 2011
    pg. 1-146
Alternative title: Ōgon no seikan renrakutei
Alternative title: 黄金の星間連絡艇
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
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      Japan,
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      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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      Hayakawa-shobō , 1977 .
      Cover by Naoyuki Kato. Source: www.bertramchandler.com
      Extent: 245p.
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