WorldCat Identities

Chandler, A. Bertram (Arthur Bertram) 1912-1984

Overview
Works: 128 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 3,617 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Adventure stories, English  Science fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  History 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6053.H325, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. Bertram Chandler
The rim of space by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

19 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander William Maudsley is the only man that ever survived contact with the Outsiders and has always refused to speak of it. Derek Calver means to succeed where Maudsley failed. Despite the fears of his crew and rumors of alien life beyond the rim, he will cross man's last frontier and enter the unknown "Outside."
When the dream dies by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelly country by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An If-Of-History Novel 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. Now, by time machine and calculated interference, a certain 20th Century John Grimes goes back and alters history. Kelly survives! Utilizing the hidden discoveries of science, Kelly helps an Austrailian-Irish Republic rise from Down Under!
Bring back yesterday by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galactic courier by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though starship captain John Grimes is no longer part of the Terran military, his adventures are just beginning. At the galaxy's rim, where pioneer colonies and parallel dimensions overlap, a starship captain must be prepared for adventure in all possible worlds."--Page 4 of cover
To the galactic rim by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An omnibus of the first four books in the science fiction series about galactic officer John Grimes
Beyond the galactic rim by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A galaxy trilogy by David Grinnell( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission to a star: Human-like aliens land on Earth and claim that they come in peace, asking only for complete freedom and Earth's friendship, trust, and understanding for as long as they choose to remain
The far traveler by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bitter pill by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Taut Story of Terrifying Credibility The Bitter Pill is a novel of the near future as seen from 1974, extrapolating contemporary political and sociological trends to develop with frightening plausibility to growing importance of youth as a political power. To Paul Clayton, obscure shipping clerk, his forty-fifth birthday was not an occasion for celebration. It meant the achievement of status of Senior Citizen, and with it several dubious privileges-not leas to of which was voluntary euthanasia, facilitated by the government issue suicide pill. Those who changed their minds, once they had broken the capsule containing the lethal pill, faced the prospect of forced labor camps in the Australian desert of the penal colony on Mars, where convicts toiled to make more space fit for Earth's over-spilling populations. Under the supervision of the corrupt and brutal Mars Corps, Clayton crosses paths again with others he once knew on distant Earth. They find themselves caught up on a maelstrom of terror and political intrigue
The dark dimensions by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Back cover
Ride the star winds by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Number four in the collected adventures of the legendary John Grimes of the Galactic Rim series, including four novels:* The Anarch Lords: John Grimes' short career as a somewhat benevolent space pirate is over, but he has sunk even lower, becoming a politician. He's now the governor of a planet of anarchists, where term limits are unnecessary, what with all the assassinations taking place. * The Last Amazon: Back on Sparta, the formerly all-male planet, Grimes is waiting for his own ship to arrive when he's caught up in yet another revolution--and you can't tell the good guys (or gals) without a program. * The Wild Ones: Back on Earth was the last place that Grimes expected to be. Another thing he hadn't expected was accusations of witchcraft being taken seriously. * Catch the Star Winds: An experimental sailing ship of space was intended to exceed the speed of light. Then strange things happened involving time itself, and the crew wasn't sure they would ever see home, or their home time, again. Plus six interrelated short stories starring the indefatigable John Grimes, rounding out a large volume of space adventure with a dash of humor, and a likable hero who always gamely manages to muddle through"--
The inheritors and Gateway to never by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inheritors: Drongo Kane is a human trafficker who doesn't openly break the law. Commodere John Grimes takes it upon himself to stop Drongo
The way back by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Back cover
Star loot by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. This is the latest Grimes novel--a story of the loot of the stars, of how Grimes graduated from operator of a space courier ship to master of a fleet of dreaded carriers of the skull and crossbones!"--Back cover
First command by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers four of the adventures of Captain John Grimes, who leaves the Terran Navy to become a merchantman and courier in a starship with a computer mind of her own
The road to the rim by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Back cover
The anarch lords by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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!"--Back cover
Frontier of the dark by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Space Fantasy Filled with Horror The Mannschenn Drive was the gateway to the stars, but it had one unfortunate site effect ... Traveling faster than light, mankind reverted to the bestial form of his own legendary nightmare: the werewolf. And space only feed the creatures they'd become. The lycanthropic horror that the full moon once called forth from the soul's depths, now no longer howls at the moon but soars far beyond it
The coils of time by A. Bertram Chandler( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down into the tortuous coils of time ... Dr. Henshaw had created what he thought was a time travel machine and he had sent guinea pigs through it. But now he needed a human guinea pig to test it with. Christopher Wilkonsen thought the whole idea was absurd, until a book that had been sent through the machine came back with a thumbprint of his lost sweetheart Vanessa on it
 
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Galactic courier
Alternative Names
A. Bertram Chandler australischer Science-Fiction-Autor

A. Bertram Chandler schrijver uit Australië (1912-1984)

A. Bertram Chandler scrittore di fantascienza australiano

A・バートラム・チャンドラー

Chandler, A. Bertram.

Chandler, A. Bertram 1912-1984

Chandler Arthur Bertram 1912-1984

Chandler, Bertram.

Бертрам Чандлер

Чендлер, Артур Бертрам

チャンドラー, A. バートラム

Languages
English (130)

Japanese (5)

German (4)

French (3)

Czech (1)

Covers
To the galactic rimA galaxy trilogyRide the star windsFirst command