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y separately published work icon The Road to the Rim single work   novella  
Is part of The Rim Worlds A. Bertram Chandler , 1950 series - author short story novel novella
Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 The Road to the Rim
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Ensign John Grimes of the Federation Survey Service is fresh out of the Academy and as green as they come. After boarding the Interstellar Transport Commission's merchant spaceship Delta Orionis as a passenger bound for deep space, Grimes finds himself involved, reluctantly, in salvaging another ship which has been attacked by space pirates. It doesn't help that his decision-making process has been influenced by the more than attractive Jane Pentecost (and Grimes is as green with women as his he is as a spaceman), or as a consequence of having been put under guard as a mutineer. As much as the odds will be stacked against him, Grimes soon begins to earn his infamous reputation as a 'lucky bastard.'

Notes

  • Originally serialised in the April and May 1967 issues of If: Worlds of Science Fiction.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: If 1952 periodical (20 issues)
Alternative title: Le Vie Della Frontiera
Language: Italian
Notes:
Translation: variously as The Way of the Frontier or The Road to the Rim.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Urania no. 499 October 1968 10248453 1968 periodical issue 1968 pg. 3-119
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Le Vie Della Frontiera : Ciclo Galattico di A. Bertram Chandler A. Bertram Chandler , 1979 Z1837960 1979 selected 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.


    1979
    pg. 5-96

Works about this Work

Grimes-San and the Naked Lady A. Bertram Chandler , 1978 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , March no. 24 A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler writes about his experiences with Tokyo publisher Hayakawa, including some of his responses to the covers the company produced for its Japanese readers.

You Could Always Look at the Pictures A. Bertram Chandler , 1976 single work essay
— Appears in: Forerunner Quarterly , January no. 3 1976; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler discusses his his association with Japanese publisher Hayakawa-shobō and translator Noda Masahiro and offers his thoughts and opinions on the illustrations which have accompanied several novels published for the Japanese market.

Still Running the Rim A. Bertram Chandler , 1966 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Science Fiction Review , December no. 5 1966; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;
Grimes-San and the Naked Lady A. Bertram Chandler , 1978 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , March no. 24 A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler writes about his experiences with Tokyo publisher Hayakawa, including some of his responses to the covers the company produced for its Japanese readers.

Still Running the Rim A. Bertram Chandler , 1966 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Science Fiction Review , December no. 5 1966; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;
You Could Always Look at the Pictures A. Bertram Chandler , 1976 single work essay
— Appears in: Forerunner Quarterly , January no. 3 1976; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler discusses his his association with Japanese publisher Hayakawa-shobō and translator Noda Masahiro and offers his thoughts and opinions on the illustrations which have accompanied several novels published for the Japanese market.

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