Cover by Mark Patrito. Courtesy of www.mondourania.com
Alternative title: Millemondi Summer : Treasure Planet - Three Sea Stories in Space
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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This anthology comprises three stories - 'Treasure Planet' (Murray Leinster), 'Shipwreck' (Charles Logan) and 'The Far Traveller' (A. Bertam Chandler), along with an introduction, 'The Sargasso Sea' (Giuseppe Lippi) and an essay, 'Sky, Water and Stars' (Stefano Di Marino).

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The Far Traveller, A. Bertram Chandler , 1976 single work novella

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).

Il Comandente Del Far-Traveler
(p. 270-426)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milan,
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      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Arnoldo Mondadori , 1997 .
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      • Urania Millemondi Series 2 (1994-)
      Series: y Urania Millemondi Millemondi; Urania Millemondi Inverno; Urania Millemoni Estate Arnoldo Mondadori (publisher), Milan : Arnoldo Mondadori , 1971- Z1840541 1971 series - publisher novel science fiction fantasy Millemondi is a sub-series of science fiction and fantasy publications released by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in association with Urania magazine (aka I Romanzi di Urania). The first series, which ran from June 1971 through until 1994, initially began as an annual. From 1973, however, the issues were published every six months - in winter (as Millemondi Inverno) and summer (as Millemoni Estate). The first issue comprised reprints of three stories from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series - Foundation (1951), Foundation and Empire (1952), Second Foundation (1953).

      The second Millemondi series began in 1994 using a numbering system (beginning with 1). Apart from a few early issues the series title has been given less prominence, with the dominant feature of each cover being the name of the story of story collection.

      Among the Australian authors to appear in Millemondi is A. Bertram Chandler.


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