John Grimes will one day command his own starship, and change the course of Galactic history. But right w he's a wet-behind-the-ears junior officer who finds that he keeps running into problems which were never covered in his courses at the Academy. Introducing three John Grimes vels ( The Road to the Rim , To Prime the Pump , The Broken Cycle ) by A. Bertram Chandler and a story collection ( The Hard Way Up ), all in one attractively-priced volume of space adventure.
A. Bertram Chandler was an Australian SF master who filled magazines such as Astounding with adventure and space opera extraordinaire during the 1960s and 1970s. He was a favorite of legendary editor John W. Campbell and was a merchantman seaman commanding various ships in the Australian and New Zealand navies during much of his early life--a background Chandler puts to full use in his John Grimes stories.