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A series of connected short stories in chronological order follow the human Dr. Conway through the gigantic multi-species hospital, Sector General, where he must solve a series of medical mysteries. With the aid of the fragile insectile empath Prilicla and other friends both human and alien, he must prove one friend innocent of negligence, make first contact with an intelligent aquatic race, and perform surgery on an alien the size of a subcontinent.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s)    -   fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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