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Preview — Star Surgeon by Alan E. Nourse
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Approx. 5.5 hours
Needless to say the humans jealously ...more
The ensemble is delightful enough, I particul ...more
Mostly surprisingly intelligent and wise. Ok, it does seem odd at the beginning that Tanner has to tell the committee his o ...more
If you haven’t read Nourse’s The Bladerunner, I highly recommend it.
Answer? A doctor, of course.
In physician and sci-fi writer Alan E. Nourse's take on the future, we will all come to live on Hospital Earth, and due to our superior skills with surgery and all things medical will be 'in charge of t ...more
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A very quick, easy read. Really I think this could fairly be a YA title? And please note that I do enjoy YA titles, so that was not a bad comment. I actually read the entirety of this book on my flights home from Denver a couple of days ago. Yes, it's that quick.
So, yes a quick read, but fun nonetheless. Basically a young outcast seeks to embitter himself, and also serve the greater good. He has troubles with his fellow crew on the Patrol Ship Lancet, and also from ...more
It's kind of a weird projection into the future that doctors would be color coded.
It was awkward every time they mentioned Black Doctor Tanner.
It seems that I recall a few other SF stories from the 1950s and early 1960s where capes are a fashion thing.
To join the Galactic Federation,a planet has to have something to contribute to the Federation and what Earth has to offer is probably not realistic but unexpected and interesting.
The motive for Tanner ...more
I don't remember reading it in my younger days, but the straight forward story brings back thoughts of a time when anything was possible.
I enjoyed the story and I would recommend it to none critical fans of classic science fiction.
A good read. ...more
Star Surgeon is also unique in choosing to cast an alien character ...more
Earth is poised on the brink of becoming a full member of the Galactic Federation. Of all the races so far encountered Earth's humans have the best skills in medicine, and Earth has become the sole provider of medical services to the galaxy at large, contracting out their services to a multiplicity of species. Dal Timgar is the first non-human to be accepted by Hospital Earth as a student. His ambition is to become a surgeon.
He encounters hostility and prejudice ...more
Excerpt: ... now it seemed they were walking through an incredible treasure-trove stocked with everything that they could possibly have wanted. For Jack there was a dress uniform, specially tailored for a physician in the Blue Service of Diagnosis, the insignia woven into the cloth with gold and platinum thread. Reluctantly he turned away from it, a luxury he could never dream of affording. For Tiger, who had been muttering for weeks about getting out of condition in the sedentary life of the
He wrote both juvenile and adult science fiction, as well as nonfiction works about medicine and science.
Alan Nourse was born to Benjamin and Grace (Ogg) Nourse. He attended high school in Long Island, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Sci ...more