Double Contact: A Sector General Novel.

By: White, James

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SF stories, part of his Sector General series of galactic medicine.

''to many readers (though his singleton novels are equally engaging) he is known almost exclusively for the tales about galactic medicine comprising the Sector General sequence, set in a 384-level Space-Habitat hospital located ''far out on the galactic Rim'' and designed to accommodate all known kinds of Xenobiological problems; its facilities include a computerized Universal Translator. Throughout, White's capacity to conceive and make plausible a wide range of alien anatomies and their failure modes seemed unflagging. The Sector General series has a strong undercurrent of pacifism (its military ''Monitor Corps'' exists chiefly to prevent or halt Wars using non-lethal weaponry) and includes numerous instances of successful First Contact achieved by giving medical aid to injured and distressed Aliens, usually spacefaring ones - a trope which recurs in several of White's non-series stories. The hospital's system of ''Educator tapes'', whereby doctors absorb the memories and skills of other-species medical experts via theoretically reversible Identity Transfer, is a fruitful source of complications in Psychology'' (David Langford & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Double Contact: A Sector General Novel.

Author Name: White, James

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 1999.

ISBN Number: 0312870418

ISBN Number 13: 9780312870416

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 17298