Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Big Black Mark (John Grimes, #7)” as Want to Read:
The Big Black Mark (John Grimes, #7)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Big Black Mark (John Grimes: Survey Service #7)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  91 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The fabulous career of John Grimes from ensign in the Galactic Federation to admiral of the Rim Worlds has been chronicled over the years in dozens of gripping novels and short stories. But the pivotal account of Grimes' career - the big black mark on his service record that forced him to change his loyalties had never been recorded. DAW Books is proud to welcome A. Bertra ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 17th 1978 by DAW (first published February 18th 1975)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Big Black Mark, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Big Black Mark

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sf
review of
A. Bertram Chandler's The Big Black Mark
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - June 18, 2016


"DEDICATION: To William Bligh" (p 4). This is the 2nd bk by Chandler that's dedicated to Bligh, the 1st was The Anarch Lords in my review of wch ( “Taking the “Lords”.. ..out of Anarchy”: https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/... ) I wrote:

"The "DEDICATION":

""For Vice-Admiral William Bligh R.N., one-time commanding officer of the H.M.S. Bounty, one-time Governor of New South Wales, with belated apol
...more
Rogerfrankselby selby
Nov 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
The usual ABC magic! I rate it 4 rather than 5 because I don't find the writing style that neat or transparent - I'm aware of it at all times, although it IS a page turner. What I love about ABC is the depth and breadth of the fictional universe he has created - as seen from the 1970s. Like me he was a professional captain who wrote sex and science fiction, in his case a sea captain who used his experience to write sea strories thinly disguised as space stories - his own admission! This is the 2 ...more
John
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Grade B. Book Ger.
Ralph
rated it really liked it
May 22, 2012
Paul Bellah
rated it it was amazing
Feb 15, 2014
Tbfrank
rated it liked it
Feb 26, 2016
The Hooded
rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2012
Edwin
rated it it was amazing
Jul 18, 2012
Lucas
rated it really liked it
Aug 05, 2011
Helcarexe
rated it really liked it
Mar 22, 2012
Rich Meyer
rated it really liked it
Oct 08, 2011
Hannah
rated it liked it
Feb 22, 2014
Jon Mortensen
rated it liked it
Apr 23, 2017
Allan
rated it liked it
Sep 25, 2011
Dinson Damien
rated it it was amazing
Sep 11, 2014
John Speelman
rated it liked it
Mar 16, 2016
Kevin
rated it really liked it
Sep 05, 2012
Sean Sammut
rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2013
Brian Williams
rated it really liked it
Sep 22, 2010
Jean
rated it liked it
Jun 05, 2015
Richard Todd
rated it really liked it
Oct 08, 2016
Art
rated it really liked it
May 27, 2013
David
rated it really liked it
Apr 05, 2010
Mack
rated it liked it
Feb 27, 2013
Richard
rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2016
Richard
rated it really liked it
Apr 02, 2012
Brenda
Apr 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this once before and I still don't like the ending.
Gerri Balter
rated it did not like it
Jun 07, 2014
Purcey
rated it really liked it
Dec 23, 2014
Lyndon
rated it it was ok
Jul 05, 2011
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Twistor
  • Grantville Gazette VI (Grantville Gazette, #6)
  • Godspeed
  • Going Interstellar
  • Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (Man-Kzin Wars #10)
  • Rim
  • Man-Kzin Wars XIII
  • The Gathering Flame
  • The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe
  • Starswarm (Jupiter)
  • Turn the Other Chick (Chicks in Chainmail, #5)
  • Peacemaker (Foreigner, #15)
  • Sidhe Devil (Doc Sidhe, #2)
  • The Killing Machine (Demon Princes, #2)
  • Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra
  • Bug Park
  • A Sword Into Darkness
  • Dragon Ship (Theo Waitley, #4; Liaden Universe, #17)
86216
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
More about A. Bertram Chandler...

Other Books in the Series

John Grimes: Survey Service (7 books)
  • The Road to the Rim (John Grimes, #1)
  • To Prime the Pump (John Grimes, #2)
  • The Hard Way Up (John Grimes, #3)
  • The Broken Cycle (John Grimes, #4)
  • Spartan Planet (John Grimes, #5)
  • The Inheritors (John Grimes, #6)

Share This Book