A growing selection of articles by various notable authors about James White and his writing.
Full Time Hobbyist
James White interview, Locus March 1993.
Until recently, writing was only a hobby, but I had a couple of eye operations and I've had to retire from the day job because of the eyesight problem. It's not that serious yet - I can still see to walk in the street and see people, but until they get pretty close to me, I don't recognize them...
Sector General Timeline
by Gary Louie
James White's Sector General stories follow an internal sequence which can be discerned by careful reading of the stories. Since dates are rarely given, only the order-and occasionally the timing-of stories can be derived...
The Classification System
by Gary Louie
James White's Sector General stories used a unique four letter classification system that helped describe the species quickly and effectivly, as one would require when the hospitol is a multi species enviroment...
James White and Sector General
By Dave Langford
One hobby-horse of sf pundits is lamenting the "decline of the publishing midlist". At first yawn this seems unthreatening: so what if some middling-good novels drop out of print? The trouble is that countless sf midlist books, the ones that don't get lead-title promotion or media tie-in sales, have given our genre its distinctive shape... a shape now being eroded away...
Introduction from The White Papers
By Mike Resnick
I'm about to make public a secret vice. Its name is James White, and for well over a third of a century I have been searching for a James White book or story that I could put down before finishing...