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All Judgment Fled

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In such books as Hospital Station and Star Surgeon, James White has built an enviable reputation as a writer of science fiction about the future of medical science and what it may be like to treat and care for a staggering variety of alien life-forms. He has an extraordinary talent for creating believable but utterly alien extra-terrestrials.
In ALL JUDGEMENT FLED, he consi
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Paperback, 190 pages
Published August 1996 by Old Earth Books (first published 1967)
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Dirk Grobbelaar
An unidentified object enters the solar system and an exploration team is sent to investigate. No this isn’t Rendezvous with Rama… In fact, All Judgement Fled predates Rama with some three years or so. Where Arthur C. Clarke’s novel is pretty much the genre-defining big-dumb-object, or artifact, story, this is a novel about first contact. Or is it? All Judgement Fled raises a number of pretty interesting moral issues, even though it seems hesitant to deal with them directly, leaving some conclus ...more
V.W. Singer
James White was never one to avoid difficult situations. In one of his early short stories in the Sector General universe, a human "babysitter" put in charge of an alien "baby" discovers that he has to use a baseball bat in order to "pat" the baby to sleep. Unfortunately, he is seen doing this by another member of staff, and you can imagine the circus that happens after that.

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"All Judgement Fled" is one of my all time favourite books. A first contact novel (one of the first, if you'll forgive th
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Alan
If memory serves me correctly the Science Fiction Encyclopedia compared this book to Rendezvous with Rama and said it was better, or in some ways more realistic. While looking for a short book to read for the end of the year, and completing my Christmas baking, I chose this.

I've read White before, and I do like his work. Yet, his prose can be a little thick to tread through. In reality that should be a minor issue, but I do have moments when I wish his writing was a quicker/easier read. I do bel
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Valerie
Just to prove I'm not an uncritical fan of James White's, I hated this book. White was generally a kindly, nonviolent writer--but he had several flaws, and one of the most obvious is fully developed in this book. White didn't believe that 'nonintelligent' creatures had any rights whatever, and had no compuction about abusing and killing them. Always reminds me of the stories in which explorers land on heavily vegetated planets and say 'There's no life'. The planet is COVERED with life, because p ...more
Sean Randall
James White's aliens are indeed very alien. As heavy on the psychology as lifeboat but with a little more on the ball a la Hospital Station
Mike
This book was written in 1969, but it could have been written in the 40s or 50s, it has that feel to it. There is nothing outstanding to it, its just your typical pulp.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

James White was a prolific Northern Irish author of science fiction novellas, short stories, and novels. He was born in Belfast and returned there after spending early years in Canada.

He is probably best-known as the author of the Sector General series of novels. The first
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