A pivotal time in the career of John Grimes. A fateful journey in the vessel Discovery, bearing an uncanny kinship to the legendary vessel the Bounty. The big black mark on his service record.
"Is this the End of Grimes' Space Career?"
Lieut. 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. The men are infertile and the ladies are getting out of hand. Lieut. Grimes and his cohorts, who only want to help, are suddenly in deadly peril.
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 galxay 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.
"Keeps Getting Better!"
Dragon? 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 galxay 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.
"New graduate from Space Academy John Grimes"
The fifth set of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains the following titles: "The Skull" by Phlip K. Dick, "Sam/ This Is You" by Murray Leinster, "Manners of the Age" by Horace Brown Fyfe, "Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper, "Heist Job on Theiser" by Gordan Randall Jarrett, "The Yillian Way" by Keith Laumer, "The Ultimate Vice" by A. Bertram Chandler, "Backlash" by Winston Marks, "Adolescents Only" by Irving Cox, "Project Mastodon" by Clifford Simak, and six more!
"IF YOU LIKE BIG BOSSOMY BLONDES"
John Grimes' career as a space pirate has ended, he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchist's own planet. His first task is to stay alive with a whole world plotting his murder!
"Not 1, not 2, but 4 old flames together?"
Before Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, the pulp-science-fiction writers of the 1950s and 1960s were writing some of the hippest genre literature of the era. Listen to three more stories from the pioneers of the early days of pulp science fiction in this final volume of the Galaxy Trilogy series.
John Grimes career as a space pirate has ended. Now he faces his toughest assignment yet. He has been made governor of the anarchists' own planet. His first task is to stay alive - with a whole world plotting his murder!
"Alone on a island with a beautiful/willing woman"
The Far Traveler was a rich woman's toy constructed of gold and directed by an omniscient, dictorial and feminine computer known as Big Sister. John Grimes had become the vessels captain and sets off to look for lost space colonies.
"Captain of a solid GOLD Space Vessel"
John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not be too fussy about who he carried. Fenalla Pruin, the muckraking reporter, was always going to be trouble. They need the boomerang throwing abilities of two sexy dancers from New Alice to get them out of trouble.
"Another Name for Grimes is LUCKY!"
From Marion Zimmer Bradley, acclaimed author of The Mists of Avalon: Race Cargill, Terran Secret Service officer assigned to the planet Wolf, is running for his life. A blood feud with Rakhal, his one-time mentor, best friend, and brother-in-law, means Race must flee the intricate nonhuman society on Wolf, but Rakhal's kidnapping of Race's niece changes the game.
"Great performance of a two interesting sci-fi texts!"
John Grimes arrives on the forgotten planet Sparta, where a birth machine produces men generation after generation. The strangely shaped "men" on his ship have a catastrophic effect.
"Another Good Grimes Adventure"
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.
"Proposed reading/listening list"
The United States won its independence in 1776, and the world has never been the same since. What if Australia had followed suit? How would our world have been different? That’s the theme that fascinated A. Bertram Chandler who saw, in the famous Ned Kelly, the possibility of an Australian Washington. For Ned Kelly was not just a lawless bushranger. He was a man of unusual imagination who created his own armor, gathered a band of Irish rebels, and took arms against the frontier law of old Australia.
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 other's efforts to use him for devious diversions.
"Grimes Scores Again!"
In his long and fabulous career as the Captain Hornblower of space, John Grimes was to experience many strange 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 became a god! He thought he was just doing a mailman's job, but the price of the postage turned out to be divinity - with a lovely nude postmistress certified for a goddess!
"John Grimes vs The Bug People!"
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 cautious - or less gallant - officer would do nothing - secure in the knowledge that regardless of appearances there would be some loophole that placed the Law squarely on Kane's side.
"A Lost Colony with human sized CATS"
Rim ghosts are real! Intruders from alternate universes appearing where the fabric of space is thin. Sonya and John Grimes find themselves in an alternate universe.
"Strange things fall into cracks"
John Grimes falls into the clutches of terrorists. It's going to talk all his efforts to keep his precious golden ship. (Especially as it is infected with mini-Susies who were sharp-toothed, hungry and ready to eat him alive.)
"Grimes the Playboy"
Kinsolving's planet on the rim of space where the fabric of time and is stretched almost to bursting. Should John Grimes be surprised to meet...Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterly? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler?
"Four short stories"