When The Dream Dies.

By: Chandler, A. Bertram

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Grading: Almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Volume 2 in the Rim World series: originally published as ''Rendezvous on a Lost World'' as an Ace paperback original in 1961.

''thereafter he concentrated on full-length, albeit short, books, most of which have dealt, directly or indirectly, with his central venue, the various Rim Worlds set like isolated islands along the edge of the Galaxy during a period of human expansion. Not all these novels are serially connected, though all have a common background (which includes terminology and a set of frequently mentioned planets, like Thule and Faraway); John Grimes, the protagonist of the central sequence, appears also in some non-series novels. Through these books Grimes's somewhat melancholy temperament and con-sistent ingenuity often remind one of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower, an influence Chandler acknowledged (though Grimes's sexual forthrightness strikes a new note); but it is of course more than Hornblower's character that is drawn from the earlier genre. The Grimes/Rim World sequence is very clearly a transposition -- much more directly than is usually the case -- of ships into spaceships, seas into the blackness between the stars, and ports into home-planets. Much of the warmth and detail of the work derives from this direct translation of venues, and Grimes himself establishes a loyalty in his readers rather similar to that felt by readers of Hornblower. Indeed, Chandler's Space Operas are among the most likeable and well constructed in the genre, and his vision of the Rim Worlds -- cold, poor, at the antipodean edge of intergalactic darkness, but full of all the pioneer virtues -- are the genre's homiest characterization of that corner of space opera's galactic arena'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: When The Dream Dies.

Author Name: Chandler, A. Bertram

Categories: Current Catalogue,

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Allison & Busby: London.: 1981.

ISBN Number: 0850313619

ISBN Number 13: 9780850313611

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Seller ID: 03560