A. Bertram Chandler

(1912 — 1984)

Arthur Bertram Chandler was an Australian (British born) writer and merchant marine officer who started in fandom but was soon publishing SF, beginning in 1944, with "This Means War" in Astounding (May, 1944).

Chandler was GoH at Chicon IV, the 1982 Worldcon. He was nominated for the 1946 Best Novella Retro Hugo for "Giant Killer".

He drew upon his experiences at sea to write a series of space operas set in the Rim Worlds at the edge of interstellar civilization during a period of human expansion, beginning with "To Run the Rim" in Amazing (January, 1959). He used the pseudonyms of George Whitley, John Grimes, and Andrew Dunstan.

His many novels included The Rim of Space (1961), Beyond the Galactic Rim (1963), The Road to the Rim (1967), The Rim Gods (1969), The Way Back (1976), and Star Courier (1977).

The A. Bertram Chandler Award for "outstanding achievement in Australian science fiction" was named in his honor.

Arthur Bertram Chandler, Master Navigator of Space: A Working Bibliography was published in 1989 by Gordon Benson, Jr.

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

For more on his career, see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/chandler_a_bertram