Alien emergencies: a sector general omnibus by James White

By James White

The second one 3 volumes of James White's area common SF saga, in one omnibus edition.Sector normal: an enormous clinic advanced within the depths of outer house. The hundreds of thousands who paintings there, human and alien either, have a unmarried venture: To take care of all sufferers, of all species. At quarter normal, whatever can happen-and usually does.James White's stories of area basic are full of life, funny, and humane, from time to time shot via with a healer's anger at violence and destruction. those are eternally artistic dramas of civility and spirituality, tempered with White's lightly depraved wit and his prepared eye for the notable within the everyday.Now, in one omnibus, the second one 3 volumes of the series-Ambulance send, zone common, and superstar Healer-return to print in whole and corrected variants, together with a chain ("Spacebird") passed over from prior American variations of Ambulance send. the quantity is brought by means of Hugo-winning SF author and critic David Langford.

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Normally I do not like stories of violence or the senseless killing that is war. But if a story is to hold the interest of the reader there must be conflict, which means violence or struggle of some kind. However, in a medical SF story of the Sector General type the violence is usually the direct or indirect result of a natural catastrophe, a disaster in space or an epidemic of some kind. And if there is a war situation of the kind that occurred in Star Surgeon, then the medics are fighting only to save lives, and the Monitor Corps, like the good little policemen they are, are fighting to stop the war rather than win it—which is the essential difference between maintaining the peace and waging a war.

This was followed by a story that featured a patient with a most distressing collection of symptoms, which Conway steadfastly, and against all the advice and direct orders of his superiors, refused to treat. The stories were called “Medic” and “Outpatient” respectively, and they also appeared in the Hospital Station collection, which contained all five of the Sector General stories written at that time. Around this time the one-hundredth issue of New Worlds was coming up and Ted Carnell had been writing to his regular authors asking them to produce something special for it.

I was thinking aloud, and partly for the benefit of Surgeon-Lieutenant Brenner, who is visiting this madhouse for the first time. ” Conway smiled and said, “We don’t need full cultural contact—just a quick look, atmosphere samples and specimens of local plant and animal life, if Torrance wouldn’t mind soft-landing a probe—” O’Mara broke the connection at that point with a sound which was untranslatable and Conway, now that they had gone as far as they could with the patient without the path reports, suddenly realized how hungry he was.

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