John Petersen, second mate on the interstellar run, met the gorgeous Ilona in the passengers' lounge of the ship. Then he met her again in her apartment on Carinthia. In fact, that's where he was when he missed the return flight, thereby becoming a Distressed Terran Spaceman. For a while, it looked like Petersen was in deep trouble, for a D.T.S. is the kind of guy no one wants around. That's why he was extra dubious when a Carinthian private eye offered him a job. And taking that job was like ju... more info>>
Rim Ghosts are real. Intruders from alternate universes, they appear where the fabric of space grows thin. For some, they are a chance to regain lost loves, lost hopes, lost chances. But for Sonya and Grimes, they are Contraband from Otherspace -- a deadly cargo that threatens to sheer through the fabric of our own reality like a knife through soft butter...
Commodore John Grimes of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve is the practical, hard-headed hero of galactic battles -- no the sort of man you'd expect to find chasing after ghosts. But when Commander Sonya Verrill proposes a ghost-hunting expedition on the Galactic Rim, Grimes steps... Into the Alternate Universe.
John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not afford to be fussy about whom he carried. But there were compensations, for if his ship had not been chartered to take Fenella Pruin, muckraking reporter, to exclusive New Venusberg he would never have been able to visit that fabulous pleasure planet. But there was to be a little pleasure in it for him. Among the visitors was a Shaara princess who owed him vengeance. The planet's authorities were after Fenella's blood... more info>>
THE ROBOT ROAD TO FARAWAY His was a dream few spacemen ever saw come true. Alan Kemp was an obsessed man--driven by the realization of a dream into the black emptiness between the stars. In a rebuilt, second-hand, obsolete ship, Kemp and his three comrades too off--determined to set up a shuttle between the planets at the Rim of the galaxy. But trouble--in the form of two lost colonies, one inhabited by giant mechanical insects and the other ruled by the descendants of a murderous pirate--threat... more info>>
They named the planet Sparta. Long ago the humans had settled this planet -- too long ago for anyone to remember. Slowly the civilization had developed, and now it was complete. A civilization of war and violence. A civilization of crude pleasures. A civilization in which human beings were produced by birth machines -- and women were unknown. It was a civilization whose terrible secret only the doctor-preists knew -- a secret that a desperate man named Brasidus decided to penetrate... more info>>
In his long and fabulous career as the Captain Hornblower of space, John Grimes was to experience many stranger things, rising through the ranks of the interstellar Federation from triumphs to disaster, and ultimately becoming the most famous of the Rim Runners, far out along the edge of the Milky Way. But there was a period when Grimes fell between one cosmic empire and another, on his own, commander only of a single deep-space pinnace and looking for work. And that was when he be... more info>>
In luck and out of luck, John Grimes was a living legend of the spaceways. He had been an officer of the service, he had been the victim of a mutiny, he had discovered lost worlds, he had served under strange masters and on strange ships, but he had never turned space pirate. Until this adventure. How it happened was a complex story to begin with, but typical Grimes luck. How he became the terror of the star lanes developed, as usual, from his own efforts to make an honest living and o... more info>>
His wild career as a space pirate ended, Grimes faced his toughest assignment -- he was "punished" by being made governor of the anarchists' own planet! John Grimes, living legend of the spaceways, had been in and out of some cosmic catastrophes but this threatened to reach his luck's ultimate breaking point! An influx of planetary refugees had made that world a paradise of cheap labor and the original anarchist colonists had become such masters of wealth that no mere outsider could h... more info>>
The fabulous career of John Grimes from ensign in the Galactic Federation to admiral of the Rim Worlds has been chronicled over the years in dozens of gripping novels and short stories. But the pivotal account of Grimes' career -- the big black mark on his service record that forced him to change his loyalties -- had never been recorded. DAW Books is proud to present that major novel. Here is John Grimes, the only character in all space fiction with the scope and depth that Captain Horn... more info>>
Being lost in space was no new experience to John Grimes, whose career as an interstellar officer had brought him into many such dilemmas. But being lost inside a colossal alien spacecraft had no precedent. Complicating the matter was the discovery that the very universe was not their own but an alternate and that their captor seemed to be the omnipotent force of that entire other cosmos. As Grimes' only companion was the comely policewoman, Una Freedman. The fate that the Alien God se... more info>>
Dragons? Fairies? Frog Princes? Sir Dominik Flandry? In a John Grimes Rim Adventure, Strange things happen out where the stellar medium grows thin, out where it is difficult to say if you remain within the galaxy or you're falling through the intergalactic void. Add to that strangeness an Outsider ship filled with technology so far in advance of the human as to appear magical, and the catalytic presence of Commodore John Grimes, and anything can happen -- anything at all.
The Far Traveler was hardly the sort of starship to use in the study of lost space colonies. Lost colonies were likely to be desperate, eccentric, and otherwise unappreciative. And The Far Traveler was a rich woman's toy, constructed of gold, and directed by an omniscient, dictatorial and feminine computer known as Big Sister. John Grimes had become that golden vessel's captain. A captain in name only because nobody could talk back to Big Sister or the haughty beauty who owned everyth... more info>>
The Port Forlorn Chief Collector of Customs -- Josiah Billinghurst -- wants to see the Astronautical Superintendent of Rim Runners and Commanding Officer of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve -- John Grimes -- about drug smuggling. And murder! Is the Tanager State Shipping Line mixed up with racketeers in transporting booby trapped containers of dreamy weed, which is being grown and processed on Federated Planets? And what does Drongo Kane - who never broke a law -- have to do with... more info>>
Meet John Grimes at the very beginning of a career that will lead him to fame and glory out at the edge of the galaxy, out where the laws of men are nonexistent, and those of nature itself are sometimes tenuous. Someday Grimes will be Commodore in the secessionist Rim Worlds Navy, but for now he is merely a very junior Lieutenant in another space navy entirely, that of the Federation. IF he keeps his nose clean, one day he can be an Admiral in that Service; all he has to do is follow re... more info>>
Drongo Kane never broke the law.... He was a cunning, ruthless opportunist who paid when he had to and stole when he could -- but never when there was the slightest chance of getting caught. That's what had John Grimes worried: here was Kane directly under the watchful eyes -- and guns -- of a Federation Survey vessel, openly engaging in kidnapping and trafficking in human flesh! Despite the fact that the beautiful inhabitants of this Lost Colony faced a fate worse than death, a more ... more info>>
Originally, Sparta was an all-male planet -- an all-male population with everything that implies: babies -- male babies only -- produced by the so-called Birth Machine from an almost unending supply of fertilized ova brought by Sparta's founding father, a dyed-in-the-wool misogynist. But unnatural situations rarely stand the test of time, and it wasn't too long before Sparta bowed to Mother Nature. But there was still something rather strange about Sparta when John Grimes landed there... more info>>
Dragons? Fairies? Frog Princes? Sir Dominik Flandry? In a John Grimes Rim Adventure? Strange things happen out where the stellar medium grows thin, out where it is difficult to say if you remain within the galaxy or you're falling through the intergalactic void. Add to that strangeness an Outsider ship filled with technology so far in advance of the human as to appear magical, and the catalytic presence of Commodore John Grimes, and anything can happen -- anything at all.
Meet John Grimes at the very beginning of a career that will lead him to fame and glory out at the edge of the galaxy, out where the laws of men are nonexistent, and those of nature itself are sometimes tenuous. Someday Grimes will be Commodore in the secessionist Rim Worlds Navy, but for now he is merely a very junior Lieutenant in another space navy entirely, that of the Federation. If he keeps his nose clean, one day he can be an Admiral in that Service; all he has to do is follow re... more info>>
Lost in space... lost in time. There can be no more terrifying situation for any spaceman to be in, and such was the problem when Commodore Grimes' Faraway Quest broke free from the mysterious Kinsolving's Planet. Because the universe was vast and they had been out beyond the Galactic Lens. Because time is infinite and they had slipped beyond their own epoch. Because in whatever universe they were in they could raise no etheric word, no telepathic beacon, no other star vessel. But ... more info>>
They called the robomaid "Clockwork Kitty" until she informed them of her right name. She was a triumph of Japan's far-future robotics industry and she was a present to John Grimes as he set out aboard Sister Sue for a voyage to the planet called New Salem. New Salem was a colony of blue-nosed religious fanatics and Grimes knew it meant trouble. For in addition to his sexy-looking robot he had Shirl and Darleen aboard, two wild ones of kangaroo ancestry, sure to be problems. And troubl... more info>>
Although this was a low point in the ever-changing space career of the legendary John Grimes, it was not without its surprising moments. Between jobs, between loyalties, Grimes was owner and pilot of a small auxiliary vessel whose principal oddity was that it was made of gold. But precious metal or not, Grimes was running errands with it. Until he fell into the clutches of terrorists. Susie and her comrades had a Cause and it was going to take all his efforts to keep the one thing he ha... more info>>
Lieutenant John Grimes, officer on the space ship Ares, arrives at the planet El Dorado with his shipmates on a mission of mercy. The men and women of that fabulous planet, who have almost but not quite achieved immortality, are in immediate danger of extinction. Lieutenant Grimes and his cohorts, who only want to help, are suddenly in deadly peril.