|My godfather gave me this one, it’s the first of James White’s Sector General series of stories which I’ve had the pleasure of reading. This book’s not a collection of not novels, but more a collection of short and medium length stories. He’s definitely got an ability to describe extraterrestrial species and how they might interact with humans and other species. It’s definitely not Star Trek, where everyone gets along and understands each others intentions. There’s misunderstandings, differences in approaches to situations, outlooks on life, disease, and death. All of the stories are centered around Sector General, a vast interspecies hospital and the doctors, nurses, and other specialists who treat the various injuries and illnesses of the different species. There are also plenty of first contact situations as well. I’m going to be watching out for more collections of these stories because they’re just too much fun to read.