Several Short Stories
John Grimes because he acts like a lightning rod attracting any stray adventure
Following is the proposed reading/listening list from A. Bertram Chandler's readers
01-The Road to the Rim (1959, 1967)
02-To Prime the Pump (1971)
Grimes at Glenrowan (1978) short story not included in book form
03-The Hard Way Up (1972) 7 short stories
With Good Intentions (1972)
The Subtractor (1969)
The Tin Messiah (1969)
The Sleeping Beauty (1970)
The Wandering Buoy (1970)
The Mountain Movers (1971)
Grimes and the Gread Race (1980) Not included in The Hard Way Up
What You Know (1971)
04-The Broken Cycle (1975)
05-Spartan Planet (1968) published under several different names
Grimes Among the Gourmets (1978) Short story
1. Hall of Fame (Originally The Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars)
2. The Sister Ships
3. The Man Who Sailed the Skys
4. The Rub
1. The Rim Gods
2. The Bird-Brained Navigator
3. The Tin Fishes
4. The Last Dreamer
5. Grimes at Glenrowan
6. Grimes and the Great Race
7. Grimes Among the Gourmets
8. Grimes and the Odd Gods
9. Grimes and the Jail Birds
Commodore Grimes is forced to work with the Rim Worlds Custom's Chief Inspector to try and stop the drug trade from entering the Rim Worlds.
Grimes' mother makes his father give up a beautiful see through robot in female human form made by Seiko of Japan. She then helps Grimes end a 'seal' hunt society.
Are they in a crack between universes? Grimes and Sonya have to find a way to return to their universe and not meet their end as so many other things have done.
A ship suddenly appears. No one knows from where. But where it comes from humans brains are used for physonic amplifiers and human flesh is used as food. Will Grimes and Sonya survive this adventure?
After getting booted as Planet Governor Grimes with a newly acquired Masters License leaves to meet his ship, Sister Sue. Guess where, back to Sparta where his old friend Bracacus is married to a power hungry woman. Adm Damien sent him there to team with Maggie Lazanby to straighten things out, but he also meets 3 other women that he's had flings with, Cheryl and Darlene, and Penella Prune. Between the 5 of them they get things straightened out.
Taken to task after Star Loot, Grimes has his captains certificate suspended. As a reward he is made a planetary governor where endentured servants (read slaves here) are taken in from disasters anywhere in the galaxy. His job as assigned is to find a means of getting the planetary president and the local commander of star forces gone in a means that the Survey Service can come in and arrest them. They wreck his air ship which comes down on an island in the middle of a river area with lethal birds/plants/fish with little or no protection. His marooned companion is a beautiful and willing woman.
Grimes becomes a Servey Service Captain Reserve in order to stop Drago Kane's Piracy scam and meets an old flame and his son, has affair with Drago Kane's wife, becomes a pirate which ends in another old flame's gift saving his life. Then that old flame makes a sex-slave out of him.
Grimes hauls a smut reporter to a planet where your every dream is legal. Anything goes from pleasurable sex, to rape, to snuff sex, to (and of course Grimes participates) human vs human arena games.
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