Cover by H. R. Van Dongen. Source: www.openlibrary.org
Cover by Helen Hale. Source: www.toddbehr.com
Cover by H. R. Van Dongen. Source: www.openlibrary.org
Source: www.fictionwise.com
Source: Baen Books (www.baenebooks.com)
y To Keep the Ship single work   novella   science fiction  
Is part of The Rim Worlds A. Bertram Chandler 1950 series - author short story novel novella
Issue Details: First known date: 1978 1978
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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. Grimes is at a low point in his ever-shifting space career. His last delivery ended in disaster and he's now stuck on a planet with Little Sister impounded and awaiting a law-suit. Financial necessity forces him to take on the lowest space job of them all - caretaker captain of a decommissioned orbiting spaceship. Then Grimes falls into the clutches of terrorists and needs all his luck to get out alive. Even when he does, with the help of Susie and her comrade, he bounces from one danger to another - this time in the form of tiny female-like sharp-toothed creatures whose only reason for existing is to eat Grimes alive!'


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 , 1978 .
      Cover by Helen Hale. Source: www.toddbehr.com
      Extent: 174p.
    • 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 , 1978 .
      Cover by H. R. Van Dongen. Source: www.openlibrary.org
      Extent: 175p.
      ISBN: 0879973854
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      DAW Books , 1983 .
      Cover by H. R. Van Dongen. Source: www.openlibrary.org
      Extent: 175p.
      ISBN: 0879978279
  • Appears in:
    y John Grimes : Tramp Captain A. Bertram Chandler , New York (City) : Science Fiction Book Club [USA] , 2003 Z1842926 2003 selected work novella science fiction A collection of four Rim Worlds stories, Tramp Captain sees Chandler's hero ply the spaceways at the edge of the galaxy. Now the owner and pilot of a deep space pinnace, the former officer of the Survey Service is once again caught up strange adventures, all the while managing to remain one step ahead of disaster.


    New York (City) : Science Fiction Book Club [USA] , 2003
    pg. 7-134
  • 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 Books , 2007 .
      Source: Baen Books (www.baenebooks.com)
      Note/s:
      • SKU: 0879978279
      ISBN: 0879978279, 9780879978273
  • 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. 147-313
Alternative title: Seikan unyusen gōdatsusaru
Alternative title: 星間運輸船強奪さる
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 , 1979 .
      Cover by Naoyuki Kato. Source: www.bertramchandler.com
      Extent: 284p.
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