Author: James White
Original language: English
Publication date: 1983
Sector General is a 1983 science fiction novel by author James White and is part of the Sector General series. The book includes four stories.
“Accident” — A major accident at a multi-species spaceport inspires the two heroes who ended the human-Orligian war (MacEwan and Grawlya-Ki) to found Sector General.
“Survivor” — A giant snail spacewreck survivor transmits pain and fear while unconscious.
“Investigation” — A spacewreck scene seems to indicate amputations from each victim, causing ambulance commander Fletcher to suspect cannibalism.
“Combined Operation” — The scene of a spacewreck contains hundreds of pods, which turn out to be a colony ship carrying the last survivors of an alien race.