The White Papers
The NESFA Press, 1996, edited by Mark Olson and Bruce Pelz. 130,000
Another notable retrtome from NESFA, who have done equally well
by the likes of Charles L. Harness, Murray Leinster, and Eric Frank
Russell. The contents are Tabled below. For now, however,
I'd like to quote part of Mike Resnick's witty Introduction:
"So why (I hear you ask) do I, who can most charitably be termed
cynical, and whose endings are not always the happiest, have such
admiration for James White? . . . First, because the man is a craftsman
and an artist, and I have unbounded respect for both traits . .
. And second, and perhaps more importantly, because while I may
write about my universe, I wish I could live in his" (p. 15).
Click here to read Mike Resnick's
Also, I can only nod in agreement with this extract from Walt Willis's
'James White' tribute piece: " . . . you were always a better person
for reading a James White story. Without lecturing his readers,
he always made clear what was the right way to behave in any circumstances,
and why" (p. 21).
Fiction: 'Custom Fitting'; 'Commuter'; 'House Sitter'; 'Sanctuary';
'Christmas Treason'; 'The Secret History of Sector General' (article:
see under Non-Fiction); 'Accident'; 'Medic'; 'Countercharm'; 'Visitor
at Large' (see under Short Stories).
Fan Writing: 'An Introduction to Real Virtuality' (by Bruce Pelz);
'The Last Time I Saw Harris'; 'The Beacon'; 'The Not-So-Hot Gospeller';
'The Long Afternoon of Harrowgate'; 'The History of IF'; 'The Quinze-y
Report'; 'Fester on the Fringe'; 'The Exorcists of IF'; 'The Unreal
George Affair' (see under Non-Fiction).
More about Sector General: 'Sector General Timeline' (Gary Louie);
'Notes on the Classification System'; 'The Classification System'
Synopsis by graham Andrews
NESFA Press, Framingham, MA, USA, ed Mark Olsen and Bruce Pelz,
ISBN (trade ed) 915368-71-4, (slip cased) ISBN 0-915368-72-2, August
Second printing published May 1998
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