By James White
The second one 3 volumes of James White's area basic SF saga, in one omnibus edition.Sector normal: an unlimited health facility complicated within the depths of outer house. The millions who paintings there, human and alien either, have a unmarried project: To take care of all sufferers, of all species. At zone normal, something can happen-and usually does.James White's stories of region normal are vigorous, funny, and humane, from time to time shot via with a healer's anger at violence and destruction. those are eternally creative dramas of civility and spirituality, tempered with White's lightly depraved wit and his prepared eye for the outstanding within the everyday.Now, in one omnibus, the second one 3 volumes of the series-Ambulance send, region basic, and big name Healer-return to print in whole and corrected variants, together with a series ("Spacebird") passed over from prior American variations of Ambulance send. the quantity is brought via Hugo-winning SF author and critic David Langford.
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Another one of your deceptively simple cases. No doubt you will have deceptively simple special requirements. Accommodation? Physiology tapes? ” Conway shook his head. “I don’t believe that you have a physiology tape that will cover this patient’s type—all the winged species we know are light-gravity beings, and this one has muscles for about four Gs. ” “Sorry, sir,” said Conway. “I was thinking aloud, and partly for the benefit of Surgeon-Lieutenant Brenner, who is visiting this madhouse for the first time.
Their duties included interstellar survey and first-contact work as well as maintaining the Federation’s peace—a job that could, if they were unable to discourage the warmongers, give rise to a police action that was indistinguishable from an act of war. But the Corps much preferred to wage psychological warfare aimed at discouraging planetary and interplanetary violence and when, despite their efforts, a war broke out, then they very closely monitored the beings who were waging it. These warlike entities belonged to a psychological rather than physiological classification, and regardless of species they were the classification responsible for most of the trouble within the Federation.
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. III To reach the dining hall reserved for warm-bodied oxygen breathers they had to travel through two levels, none of which required protective suits, and a network of corridors crowded with entities which flapped, crawled, undulated and occasionally walked past them.
Alien emergencies: a sector general omnibus by James White