To the Galactic Rim (#1)

Next: First Command

John Grimes will one day command his own starship, and change the course of Galactic history, but right now 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.

  • The Road to the Rim—meet Lieutenant John Grimes of the Federation Survey Service; fresh out of the Academy-and as green as they come.
  • To Prime the Pump—El Dorado is a planet with a pressing problem: the men are infertile, cause unknown, and the women want someone to Do Something! Not quite the problem young John Grimes expected to deal with…
  • The Hard Way Up—a collection of seven tales of John Grime’s adventures, meeting danger and winning glory out at the rim of the Galaxy.
  • The Broken Cycle—John Grimes never intended to get lost in space, let alone being lost with a very attractive policewoman who’s all business. And he really never expected to run into an entity who claims to be a god and has a garden of Eden ready and waiting for the pair.

Three novels and a story collection, all in one volume of space adventure.


“The planets are exotic and full of wonders, the problems are extremely unusual; and Grimes’ solutions are brilliantly outrageous. The Grimes books are filled with humor and some fine detail about the experience of space exploration […] In either print or e-book, this volume is a bargain not to be missed.”


“Nothing very meaty […] but fun.”

Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact

"straightforwardly enjoyable."

SFF World

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