James White was a Northern Irish author who wrote science fiction. He is best known for his series of twelve Sector General novels. The first book in that series was Hospital Station, published in 1962. The last book in the series, Double Contact, was published after his death in 1999.

White became a fan of science fiction at a young age and co-wrote two science fiction fan magazines. He was later encouraged by other fans to begin publishing his own stories. He first had short stories published in 1953 before writing his first novel in 1957. White’s writing was unique in that he did not like violence and instead used medical and other emergencies as his sources of dramatic tension. White has been honored posthumously with the James White Award, given for the best short story by a non-professional writer.

Publication Order of Sector General Books

Hospital Station (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Surgeon (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Aliens Among Us (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Major Operation (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Futures Past (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ambulance Ship (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sector General (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Healer (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Code Blue -Emergency (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Genocidal Healer (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Galactic Gourmet (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Final Diagnosis (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mind Changer (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Contact (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Secret Visitors (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Ending (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Watch Below (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Judgment Fled (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tomorrow is Too Far (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lifeboat / Dark Inferno (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dream Millennium (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Escape Orbit / Open Prison (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Federation World (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silent Stars Go By (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like James White Books, You’ll Love…

Mind Changer is a popular novel in the Sector General series. The story takes place where human and alien medicine meet: a massive hospital space station on the Galactic Rim. The hospital station has 384 levels with a staff of thousands made up of multiple alien species. The staff has had its share of challenges of the years, but they are about to get their biggest challenge yet when Chief Psychologist, Dr. O’Mara, is promoted to head of the hospital. He’s given the job on just a temporary basis to train his own replacement which is hard for all as they can’t imagine what they will do without him.

White is also the author of Deadly Litter which focuses on the peculiar problems that a man might face in space. The book is broken into four tales which cover some of the possibilities that a man might face out there, including the pressures, dangers, and courage required.

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