» » The Galactic Gourmet: A Sector General Novel (Sector General Series)

Download The Galactic Gourmet: A Sector General Novel (Sector General Series) fb2

by James White

  • ISBN: 0312861672
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: James White
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Other formats: lit lrf docx rtf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • FB2 size: 1902 kb
  • EPUB size: 1866 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 997
Download The Galactic Gourmet: A Sector General Novel (Sector General Series) fb2

Sector General is a series of twelve science fiction novels and various short stories by the Northern Irish author James White.

Sector General is a series of twelve science fiction novels and various short stories by the Northern Irish author James White. The series derives its name from the setting of the majority of the books, the Sector 12 General Hospital, a huge hospital space station located in deep space, designed to treat a wide variety of life forms with a wide range of ailments and life-support requirements, and to house an equally diverse staff.

The James White Sector General Novels are so well done The Galactic Gourmet (1996) is a fairly late entry in the series (the first Sector General story was published back in 1957)

The James White Sector General Novels are so well done. I keep hoping that someone will finally turn them into a TV series, now that technology would make it possible to create the characters. The Galactic Gourmet (1996) is a fairly late entry in the series (the first Sector General story was published back in 1957). It centers around a massive alien who is a master chef. He wants to take on a new challenge and revolutionize the cooking at Sector General. and a bit egotistical. He is accustomed to receiving his due in praise.

A Tom Doherty Associates book.

Download books for free. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

The Galactic Gourmet book. The Sector General series is a hoot and a half. I read the first of James White's Sector General novels many years ago, having picked it up from a pile of cheap second hand SF paperbacks. I remember rather enjoying it, in a pulpy way, and a couple of years ago I read the sequel (actually, perhaps that happened the other way around - sequel first. Sector General is a 384 level space hospital that can handle patients of all kinds. The whole series is old fashioned science fiction at its best.

THE GALACTIC GOURMET A SECTOR GENERAL NOVEL James White BOOKS BY JAMES WHITE The Secret Visitor (1957) Second Ending (1962) Deadly Litter (1964) Escape . A sector general novel. Books by james white. The Secret Visitor (1957).

THE GALACTIC GOURMET A SECTOR GENERAL NOVEL James White BOOKS BY JAMES WHITE The Secret Visitor (1957) Second Ending (1962) Deadly Litter (1964) Escape Orbit (1965). Second Ending (1962).

The Galactic Gourmet is a 1996 science fiction book by author James White and is part of the Sector General series. Todd Richmond wrote that the Sector General series declined after Star Healer (1985), hitting a low point with The Galactic Gourmet, and that the later books tended to stretch a short story’s worth of content to the length of a novel. However he thought that Mind Changer (1998) represented an improvement. A famous chef wangles an appointment to Sector General for the challenge of creating food for so many different species.

Sector General (novel). Sector General is a 1983 science fiction novel by author James White and is part of the Sector General series. The Galactic Gourmet (1996). Final Diagnosis (1997). 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.

Nobody at Sector General can begin to imagine what they'll do without him . It's where human and alien medicine meet: a massive hospital space station on the Galactic Rim, with 384 levels and a multispecies staff of thousands.

Nobody at Sector General can begin to imagine what they'll do without him-assuming they last long enough to find ou. This is White's finest performance, replete with wit, originality, medical expertise and sheer decency. -Publishers WeeklyAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sector General. It's the massive hospital space station - 384 levels, with a staff of thousands - on the Galactic Rim, where human and alien medicine meet. It's also the setting for some of the most entertaining novels of modern SF, James White's Sector General series, which began three decades ago with Hospital Station.Now White returns to Sector General to tell the tale of the great Gurronsevas, a massive, six-legged alien of considerable dignity, who is the most renowned chef in all the galactic federation.Chef? Just so. But now, at the peak of his career, Gurronsevas finds that fame, honor, and a large staff of scurrying minions aren't enough anymore. He wants to take on the greatest challenge of his professional life: making hospital food palatable.And not just any hospital, either. Gurronsevas has come to Sector General. And interspecies understanding may never recover....
Reviews about The Galactic Gourmet: A Sector General Novel (Sector General Series) (7):
Oso
The James White Sector General Novels are so well done. I keep hoping that someone will finally turn them into a TV series, now that technology would make it possible to create the characters.
net rider
I love this book. I'm so very glad I found a copy to buy. Gurronsevas, a Tralthan chef, is the narrator. He isn't a physician or a healer in the accepted fashion. But food can heal many ills, and great friendships are often forged over meals. I laughed, I cried, I was sad when Gurronsevas was misunderstood. Most of all, I enjoyed this book. I have read that James White was a truly gentle soul, and The Galactic Gourmet exemplifies that description, because the gigantic, very alien Tralthan is a truly gentle soul.
Oreavi
I have a fondness for L. Ron Hubbard's Ol' Doc Methusalah stories (1947-50) and for Murray Leinster's Med Service tales (1957-66). But make no mistake. The champion medical science fiction series is James White's Sector General stories. The background is much more detailed and imaginative, White's plots are less formulaic and more clever, and his characters are more colorful and engaging. The Sector General stories skilfully blend humor with a low-key liberal humanism so that it convinces the reader that different races and cultures can really get along.

White started with a basic premise. Let us suppose that we have a loose, galaxy-wide Federation that is filled with radically different life forms jostling about. How would they be treated for medical problems? His answer: Sector General, a gigantic multilevel space station in the shape of "a misshapen Christmas tree" designed to accomidate a multitude of different environments. White has worked out the details of the station, its staff, and its patients in a manner that is great fun for the reader.

_The Galactic Gourmet_ (1996) is a fairly late entry in the series (the first Sector General story was published back in 1957). It centers around a massive alien who is a master chef. He wants to take on a new challenge and revolutionize the cooking at Sector General. His character is just right for that of a chef: intelligent, talented, dedicated... and a bit egotistical. He is accustomed to receiving his due in praise. Part of the fun is watching Gurronsevas make mistakes before he achieves the triumph that he was aiming for.

I do have one small quibble with the novel. It implies that hospital food is almost universally bad. Maybe this is so in White's native Ireland. I have never been there, so I don't really know. But I have found that a lot of hospital food in this country is actually quite good. Maybe not _cordon bleu_, but tasty. In any event, _The Galactic Gourmet_ is an excellent novel. If you are already familiar with the series, you don't have to be told. If you are starting the series for the first time, I envy you.
MeGa_NunC
This is the most enjoyable of the Sector General
novels that I can recall. The first half, as new
Chief Dietician Gurronsevas works on
"improving" the hospital's food, is pretty-near
perfect:

[G is interviewing a patient.]

"I would like to talk to you about Chalder food."

"With pleasure, " said the AUGL-113. "It is an
interesting topic that causes much argument
but rarely leads to violence."

"About hospital food."

"Oh."

* * *

The second half - Sector General trying to help a
particularly bull-headed bunch of aliens - drags
a bit, but only by comparison.

If you liked any of the previous books in the
Sector General series, don't miss this one. If
you've never tried James White, this would be
a fine time to start.

PS - don't be put off by the ghastly cover art. . .

GG is the eighth novel in the series, which
White started publishing in 1962. He's sold over a million
copies in the series so far. Mr White is sorely missed.

Review copyright 1996 Peter D. Tillman
Rude
It was wonderful to read a 'new' (to me) Sector General novel after so many (surely not 40) years. This one had a perfect balance of classic extra-terrestrial science fiction with foodie interests, medical concerns and even an almost 21st century appreciation of global ecological concerns. All hail to James White, surely the undisputed master of xenological medicine in fiction.
Muniath
James White is a fantastic author. Light without being meaningless; readable by children yet still interesting and fun for adults.

And the Galactic Gourmet fits right into the best of James White. They say that pride goeth before a fall and hero is nothing if not proud; and does practically nothing except fall. Without any of it being really his fault, he manages to practically kill have the staff of Sector General Hospital, get everyone mad at him, and then save an entire planetary population. Not bad for an alien, eh?
Rleyistr
While I haven't read this particular entry in James White's books, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it in our local library.

All of his other Sector General books have been marvelous and intriguing and the only reason that I've missed a couple of them is the fact that I HAVE TO STAY OUT of book stores (hospital bills) and I can blow a couple of hundred without breathing hard.

I would recommend any of this series to anybody. It's extremely good, well written and if you run into any of the stories, they will stand alone. Although you WILL be looking for more of them.

mcmouse

Related to The Galactic Gourmet: A Sector General Novel (Sector General Series) fb2 books: