section features various articles and other pieces that relate
in one way or another to Chandler's works, the Rim Worlds or
the Concordance. Many of them should be considered first drafts.
Don't be surprised if you find a factual error or two, I haven't
yet been over them with a fine-toothed comb.
I consider a piece to be a final draft, I'll mark it as such
(and then the real critiquing can begin).
find a link and an explanatory paragraph for each of them below.
SHORT INTRODUCTION What else other than a
slimmed down version of the LONG INTRODUCTION? After I finished
the original introduction, I realized that most people would
not be willing to sit through such a windy recitation on the
joys of discovering science fiction. So I cut out all the exciting
and sexy parts and ended up with this.
This is essentially a very SHORT science fictional autobiogphy.
That's not to say that its a fake autobiography. Rather, it
is the encapsulated history of my involvement with science fiction
and how it led to this. With pictures, no less.
ACTUAL INTRODUCTION This
is the piece that would be titled An Introduction to the Rim
Worlds Concordance, if there were An Introduction to the Rim
INTERVIEW WITH A. BERTRAM CHANDLER - Copyright
(c) 1983 By Darrel Schweitzer. Reprinted from Amazing Stories
Magazine with permission of the author.
slightly ranty look at how deserving of fame and accolades A.
Bertram Chandler really is. I think he should be in the SF Hall
of Fame and if they gave posthumous Grand Master Awards, he
ought to get one. So there.
Really nothing more than a wordy rendition of the honors that
Chandler has received.
article discussing our present day galaxy as compared to the
one found in the stories. This article includes factual information
regarding the stars mentioned in the stories (drawn from a variety
of astronomical web sites).
SHIPS In this piece I really begin to delve into
the detail of one of the main features of the Rim Worlds stories
- the spaceships. I draw some parallels between the merchant
and fighting navies that Chandler was familiar with and the
ships in his stories and also provide a fair amount of detail
on what they look like and how they work.
STORIES The case for having found a missing Grimes
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