The Rim Gods was originally serialised in If magazine in 1968. The four parts (individually titled) and their publication dates are: 'The Rim Gods' (April), 'The Bird-brained Navigator' (June), 'The Last Dreamer' (August), and 'The Tin Fishes' (December).
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yJohn Grimes : Rim RunnerA. Bertram Chandler,
New York (City):Science Fiction Book Club [USA],2004Z18388052004selected work novella Comprises: Into the Alternate Universe,
The Rim Gods,
Contraband from Otherspace and
The Commodore at Sea.New York (City):Science Fiction Book Club [USA],2004
yThe Rim GodsA. Bertram Chandler,
Wake Forest:Baen Books,2007Z18441712007selected work short story This 2007 Baen ebook edition of The Rim Gods includes the four original 1968 stories which comprise the novel version (namely 'The Rim Gods,' 'The Bird-Brained Navigator,' 'The Tin Fishes,' and 'The Last Dreamer'), along with five John Grimes/Kitty Kelly interview tales.
yLe Vie Della Frontiera : Ciclo Galattico di A. Bertram ChandlerA. Bertram Chandler,
1979Z18379601979selected work short story novella The first three stories in this tetralogy (The Road to the Rim, The Inheritors and The Rim Gods) follow the early career of Captain John Grimes, beginning with his first embarkation on an interstellar ship with the Federation Survey Service. The final story (Rendezvous on a Lost World) moves into more remote regions: - the outer edge of the spiral, where the dark, is interrupted only occasionally by some lone star and spaceships travel at times for months without seeing a single planet.