After moving on from the Terran Navy, John Grimes tries his hand at leading a private life, and finds he likes being his own man. The only problem is, his ship The Far Traveller has a (very stubborn and very feminine) mind of its own - and a penchant for getting Grimes into the worse sort of interplanetary pickles! First Command is the second in a three-volume collection of the legendary John Grimes books! Here it is, the entire Captain John Grimes - Far Traveller Courier saga, collected in one volume. Includes: The Far Traveller (with the classic John Grimes stories that started it all), Star Courier , To Keep the Ship , Matilda's Stepchildren , Star Loot , The Anarch Lords , The Last Amazon , and The Wild Ones .