A. Bertram Chandler was a popular pulp science fiction author. He wrote over forty novels during his career as well as 200 works of short fiction. Chandler is best known for writing the John Grimes novels, the Rim World series, and the Empress Irene series.

Chandler won awards throughout his career for his writing, including multiple Australian Ditmar Awards. He was an Anglo-Australian merchant marine officer for the first part of his career which ended up showing up often in his fiction as his descriptions of life aboard spaceships was very similar to his own experience on ships. Chandler was also known for using parallel universes as a plot device with many characters crossing over between universes.

Publication Order of Commander Grimes Books

Rendezvous on a Lost World (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rim of Space (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ship from Outside (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deep Reaches of Space (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catch the Star Winds (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Far Traveler (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Keep the Ship (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matilda's Stepchildren (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Loot (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anarch Lords (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Ones (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Amazon (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tramp Captain (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lieutenant Of The Survey Service (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survey Captain (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rim Runner (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reserve Commodore (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Grimes in the Rim World Books

Into the Alternate Universe (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Contraband from Otherspace (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rim Gods (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Dimensions (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gateway to Never (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Way Back (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Empress Books

Empress of Outer Space (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Mercenaries (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Alert (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Grimes in Federation Service Books

The Road To The Rim (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
False Fatherland / Spartan Planet (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Prime the Pump (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inheritors (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Black Mark (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Broken Cycle (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Courier (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bring Back Yesterday (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Suns of Amara (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hamelin Plague (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coils of Time (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glory Planet (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alternate Martians (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea Beasts (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Dream Dies (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Frontier of the Dark (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kelly Country (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Raiders of the Solar Frontier (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Beyond the Galactic Rim (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Commodore At Sea (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hard Way Up (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like A. Bertram Chandler Books, You’ll Love…

Road to Rim is the first book in the Grimes in Federation Service series. This book introduces John Grimes long before he is the commander of his own starship and before his part in changing the course of galactic history. Grimes is only a junior officer in this story, fresh out of the academy and very green. He heads off on his first assignment, but there are no military transports heading his way so he ends up aboard a civilian merchantman. The captain of the ship warns Grimes of the others, but he ends up being the one on the wrong side of Grimes when he makes plans to bait pirates into a trap.

Rendezvous on a Lost World is another Chandler novel. Alan Kemp has a dream to set up a shuttle between the planets at the rim of the galaxy. Trouble finds him in the form of two lost colonies, one inhabited by giant mechanical insects and the other ruled by the descendants of a murderous pirate. Kemp has a dream, but he’s going to have to sacrifice if he wishes for it to come true.

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