Cover by Graham Tucker. Source: www.toddbehr.com
Cover by Don Maitz. Source: www.toddbehr.com
Source: Fictionwise (www.fictionwise.com)
Source: Baen Books (www.baenebooks.com)
y The Far Traveller single work   novella  
Alternative title: The Far Traveler
Is part of The Rim Worlds A. Bertram Chandler 1950 series - author short story novel novella
Issue Details: First known date: 1976 1976
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Having resigned from the Federation Survey Service rather than face a court-martial for losing his ship in a mutiny (see The Big Black Mark), John Grimes finds himself stuck on the Planet Botany Bay and in urgent need of employment. His saviour comes in the form of the lofty Baroness Michelle d'Estang and her ship the Far Traveller. Built of gold and designed to be a rich woman's plaything the ship is piloted and run by an advanced computer known as Big Sister. And thus while Grimes might be the human Master (in so far as the ship's insurer is concerned), its Big Sister who rules the roost.

'Take one thoroughly spoiled, fabulously wealthy El Doradan baroness, one solid gold spaceyacht complete with almost human pilot-computer, one piratical space tramp captain, add the accident-prone John Grimes, late of the Federation Survey Service, stir and mix thoroughly-and the things that happen shouldn't happen to a Morrovian dog!' (1977 Hale edition).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact vol. 96 no. 8 August 1976 Z1840568 1976 periodical issue science fiction 1976 pg. 134-168
    • 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 Graham Tucker. Source: www.toddbehr.com
      Extent: 188p.
    • 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 , 1979 .
      Cover by Don Maitz. Source: www.toddbehr.com
      Extent: 174p.
      ISBN: 0879974443, 9780879974442
    • 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: 174p.
      ISBN: 978087997855-6, 0879978554
  • 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. 319-488
  • 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,
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      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: 0879974443
      ISBN: 9780879974442, 0879974443
  • Appears in:
    y First Command : The John Grimes Saga II A. Bertram Chandler , New York (City) : Baen Books , 2011 Z1840483 2011 selected work novella science fiction After moving on from the Terran Navy, John Grimes tries his hand at leading a private life, and finds he likes being his own man. The only problem is, his ship The Far Traveller has a (very stubborn and very feminine) mind of its own, and a penchant for getting Grimes into the worse sort of interplanetary trouble!

    The second in a four-volume collection of the legendary John Grimes books published by Baen Books, this collection comprises the entire Far Traveller Courier saga.

    [Source: Baen Books website]
    New York (City) : Baen Books , 2011
    pg. 527-724
Alternative title: Harukanaru tabibito
Alternative title: 遥かなる旅人
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: 310p.
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