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The Inheritors/Gateway to Never (John Grimes: Rim Commodore #3 included)

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The Inheritors (1972)
He was a cunning, ruthless opportunist who paid when he had to and stole when he could - but never whan 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!
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Paperback, 377 pages
Published January 28th 1981 by Ace (first published 1972)
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Jay Michaels
With all due respect, this was more misogynistic storytelling in The Inheritors (1972). Commodore John Grimes can't quit grunting "Mphm" ad nauseum, and the story makes allusions to some old-school science fiction standard works, which still don't redeem the heavy-handedness.

Gateway to Never (also 1972) finds apparently confirmed bachelor Grimes suddenly married, and offers seemingly positive commentary on illegal drug use, until a band of drugged out hippies suddenly... [spoiler omitted].

Ace Double Novel 441-37062-095
Gateway To Never, grade B+
Inheritors, not read
Great classic pulp science fiction.
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Arthur Bertram Chandler (28 March 1912–6 June 1984) was an Australian science fiction author. He also wrote under the pseudonyms George Whitley, George Whitely, Andrew Dunstan, and S.H.M.

He was born in Aldershot, England. He was a merchant marine officer, sailing the world in everything from tramp steamers to troopships. He emigrated to Australia in 1956 and became an Australian citizen. He comman...more
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