When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. Her past. His secrets.
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Historical Fiction. General Fiction. Biographies Humor. Bestseller Classic. Bestseller General Fiction Nonfiction. For more than thirty years James White has been writing stories set in Sector General hospital.
In novel after novel, story after story he has chronicled the odd illnesses of alien beings and the doctors who treat them. Other doctors and nurses both human and alien had stories that needed to be told. I always regretted this. Like Monte Walsh , it was a book I returned to again and again in my teenage years. Sector General requires a new chief psychologist. The novel interweaves two stories. Here are all the missing stories from all those years. They are fascinating in themselves, but aficionados of the series will find much that was mysterious in other books now made clear.
Subtlety often seemed to pass him by and he was very unpopular among his colleagues at the hospital as a result.
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But all was not what it seemed to be on the surface. Father Emilio Sandoz was the only member of the original expedition to Rakhat to return to Earth, and he returned crippled in both mind and body. He is starting to make a new life for himself when the Society of Jesus asks him to return to Rakhat with a new expedition. He refuses, but it does him no good.
Meanwhile, on Rakhat, we learn that there was one other survivor of the first expedition. Sofia Mendes escaped into the forest with the Runa survivors of the massacre. She was pregnant. When her son is born he is autistic and she despairs of ever communicating successfully with him. The parallel tales of Emilio and Sofia make up the bulk of the novel. Many mysteries from the first book are explained in this one. To have those mysteries explained weakens their power for the explanations are quite mundane and far too recognisably human. The aliens lose much of their remoteness and alienness as a result and I could feel the magic drifting away.
I also objected to the "throw in everything including the kitchen sink" nature of the story. There was enough material here for three more novels though not novels about Emilio Sandoz and Rakhat and it fitted together most uneasily. I felt overwhelmed by the size of it and underwhelmed by its nature. Some of my earliest memories are of listening to a radio programme called Take it From Here starring that hilariously dysfunctional family The Glums.
Later there was television and the delightfully subversive Whacko! Starring Jimmy Edwards. These comedy series were the work of Frank Muir and Dennis Norden. Both subsequently carved out profitable solo careers, but a whole generation of people find it almost impossible to think of one without the other. He proved to be a scholar with a bottomless treasure trove of curious learning. And this wit, intelligence, taste and sheer genius manifests itself on every page of his autobiography. Robert Rankin is back with Apocalypso.
It has become obvious from previous novels that the Ministry of Serendipity runs everything and that means everything.