Monday, February 07, 2011

The Rough Guide to Space Opera: James White - Blue Tyson

James White was a science fiction author who produced around 20 novels, many short stories and three collections. I have not read most of his non-related work, and it would appear there are some other books and stories of sub-genre interest, going by titles. However, with the Sector General series he has produced anti-military SF, or negative military SF? Or pacifist SF, of course. Sector General is giant hospital space station that exists after an interstellar war, and is still at risk due to tensions. The trials and tribulations and successes and failures of working with patients of many different species are dealt with here in books such as The Genocidal Healer sometimes the consequences can be enormous.